MACHINE-MADE & GRAPE VARIETAL SPECIFIC
The revolutionary series RIEDEL Veritas debuted in 2014 to set the standard for glassware yet again.
10th generation Georg J. Riedel challenged his Weiden factory Chief Engineer Franz Schmid and his world-class technicians to execute the finest and lightest machine-blown glasses ever made. The brief was that not only should the RIEDEL Veritas range be visually stunning and a delight to hold, but it should also be price competitive against handmade products from low-cost manufacturing countries.
The spectacular result is RIEDEL Veritas, lighter and finer while maintaining dishwasher safety, break resistance and being suitable for long-term daily use at home. Riedel's technicians accomplished their task with excellence; creating a wine glass collection for the 21st century. Drawing on 60 years of wine experience and expertise, RIEDEL Veritas is a grape-varietal specific collection designed to enhance the enjoyment of fine wines.
The collection also offers several other firsts for the RIEDEL brand. There are two glasses for each Shiraz and Pinot Noir, for both Old World and New World styles. RIEDEL Veritas also launched their now infamous Champagne Wine Glass, an aroma-drien alternative to the conventional flute. “Champagne is a wine and deserves to be treated as such,” says Maximilian Riedel, CEO of Riedel Crystal. “Whether a Blanc de Blanc or a Cuvée, the Champagne Wine Glass allows the wide range of aromas to unfold. The larger rim diameter enables the scent of the Champagne to be released, in a way which is not possible with a narrow flute. The glass also includes a ‘sparkling point’ to aid the formation of the Champagne bubbles.”
The series is produced by machine in lead-free crystal glass, and sold in sets of two. All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.