the ultimate loudspeaker for fine wine
With three generations of research, development and experience in creating functional, grape varietal specific glassware, Georg and Maximilian Riedel challenged themselves to improve on what had gone before. The result is Performance – a technologically advanced and user-friendly collection of grape varietal specific glasses. Performance is the first Riedel wine glass series ever to feature bowls with a light optic effect. Detailed research by the Riedel family, aimed at improving the organoleptic wine experience, revealed that increasing the inner surface area of the glass had a positive impact on the perception of the bouquet and flavour of the wine. This was achieved through a unique optical effect, which not only adds a pleasing visual aspect to the bowl, but also increases the inner surface area, allowing the wine to open up and to fully show every aroma and subtle nuance. Consisting of seven machine-made, lightweight, durable and dishwasher-safe shapes, Performance glasses are executed in sparkling fine crystal and feature fine stems and large stable bases. The new bowl shapes in Performance, when combined with the optic effect, deliver ultimate wine enjoyment, making Performance the new essential ‘must-have’ wine glass collection for all wine-lovers.
FATTO A MANO
„Fatto a Mano“ combines the sophistication of hand-made 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 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.
Riedel Superleggero is a grape-varietal specific crystal glassware series and a revolution in handmade glassware, with finer aesthetics and improved lightness – as reflected in the name itself. Following the Riedel philosophy of ‘form follows function’, all Superleggero glasses are primarily ‘tools’ designed to enhance the enjoyment of fine wines. For the first time in Riedels history, the designation of the series can be found on the base of the glass next to the Riedel logo.
world’s first grape varietal specific wine glass collection
Sommeliers – the world’s first grape varietal specific wine glass collection and a design revolution created by Claus J. Riedel (9th generation) who perfected glass design to its essence: bowl, stem and base. Thin-blown and unadorned, it adheres to the Bauhaus design principle of form follows function. Claus J. Riedel worked with experienced tasters and discovered that wine enjoyed from specifically designed glasses showed more depth and better balance than when served in generic glasses. In 1973 the Sommeliers collection achieved worldwide recognition. The glass collection covers 29 different shapes for wines, champagne and spirits.
finest and lightest machine blown crystal glass ever made
Riedel Veritas is visually stunning and a delight to hold, but it also comes with a competitive price against hand-made products from low-cost-manufacturing countries. Riedel Veritas combines the charm of a handmade glass with the consistent accuracy only a machine-made glass can achieve. The Riedel Veritas bowls are based on the DNA of grape varietals and differentiates for the first time between “New World” and “Old World” within one glass collection. The Riedel Veritas collection covers 13 different shapes.
world’s first machine-made, grape varietal specific glass series
VINUM is based exclusively on the characteristics of quality, reasonable pricing and wide distribution. VINUM has made a permanent impact on the globe‘s wine glass culture. These glasses have proved to consumers and restaurateurs that the pleasure of consuming wine starts with the glass. The Vinum collection, developed by Georg J. Riedel on the principle that the content commands the shape, is the „Vitrum-Vinothek“ for everyday use. VINUM covers 23 different shapes for wines, Champagne and spirits.