the very first varietal-specific machine-made glass
2016 was a big year for RIEDEL: they celebrated the company's 260th anniversary and the brand's most successful glassware range, Vinum, turned thirty.
Vinum is RIEDEL's basic grape varietal specific series. It was created by 10th generation glassmaker Georg J. Riedel to ensure every wine lover could afford greater wine enjoyment.
The series was designed on Sommeliers, the 1973 collection by Claus J. Riedel, the ninth generation of the family-run company. The Sommeliers range was the first wine-friendly and unadorned wine glass collection, with glass bowl shapes based on a wine's character.
In 1986, his son Georg presented a further innovation that fundamentally altered wine glass culture: varietal specific glassware, produced by machine to reduce their cost significantly.
Developed with great passion and based on Georg's well-founded specialist knowledge, Vinum has become RIEDEL's best-selling glassware series. The series is produced by machine in lead-free crystal glass and sold in sets of two. All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.