FATTO A MANO 2nd quality


As official sponsor of the Generali Open 2018 in Kitzbühel we offer our customers a very special deal:

Between July 28th and August 4th 2018 you have the unique opportunity to order the colorful handmade RIEDEL Fatto A Mano glasses in 2nd choice for 49,00 € per glass.

What is 'second quality' (also called 'R.Q.')?

Sometimes small imperfections can occur, which means that the items do not meet our extremely high standards. Yet these "second quality" pieces are always supremely functional, fit for purpose and beautiful. 

All glasses classified as "second quality" only have minor cosmetic defects, such as deviations in the shape, size or weight of products that are outside the narrow parameters, or it may mean that the product has small bubbles, inclusions or striations in the glass (or a combination of these flaws).

So, what‘s NEW about "Fatto a Mano"?

The answer is how it is assembled, which differs from Riedel’s current glass making process. "Fatto a Mano" combines the sophistication of handmade glass in the style of the ancient Venetian tradition with the very latest 21st century glass making technology, using fully automated machine-blown techniques. The execution of this new process was made possible by the significant quality improvements in the Riedel glass factory in Weiden, Bavaria. The ancient, colorful Venetian glass making tradition inspired and ignited the thought process and lead the way towards the required design, where the stem and base would be made by hand and the bowl blown by machine.

Together, with Riedel‘s very talented Tyrolean glass makers, Riedel tried, tested and experimented until they had perfectly mastered the Venetian puzzle. They discovered how to build the multi-coloured stems by hand and how to fuse, in the hot stage, the bowl to the colored stem. With its hand-made stem and base, "Fatto a Mano" combines the crafts of the past with today's technologically-advanced, machine blown techniques. The finished product charms the eye with its hand-crafted feel, colorful aesthetics and varietal specific bowls.

Georg J. Riedel
Our technicians convinced me that their fully automatically blown bowls are as high in quality as the finest mouth-blown glasses, when considering even distribution of glass, thickness and lightness of weight.
Georg Riedel about the NEW "Fatto a Mano"
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Fatto a Mano Black & White

Excellance without color

Additionally, Riedel offer a special edition with a twisted stem in black and white. Crafting these stems requires a glassmaker with extraordinary skill and the utmost precision. 8 shapes of this special edition are available: Bordeaux Grand Cru, Burgundy Grand Cru, Old World Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Old World Syrah, Oaked Chardonnay, Viognier/Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne wine glass. Each glass is packaged individually in a gift box.