OUR FINEST CRYSTAL
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.
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 (2015) 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. With a slightly adapted shape and stem length, it is the perfection of the original Sommeliers design. 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.
The introduction of the SOMMELIERS series in 1973 achieved worldwide recognition. A glass was born that turns a sip into a celebration – a wine’s best friend - fine-tuned to match the grape! We invite you to share this fascinating and unique experience. You don’t need to be a wine writer, a wine maker or an expert to taste the difference that a RIEDEL glass can make.
RIEDEL VERITAS a glass machine blown crystal of unsurpassed thinness and lightness. RIEDEL VERITAS combines the charm of a handmade glass with the consistent accuracy only a machine made glass can achieve. Perfection perfected.
VINUM became the first machine-made glass in history to be based on the characteristics of grape varietals. VINUM was not developed on a drawing board, but in tasting workshops, based on performance, where the content commands the shape. The pleasure of enjoying fine wine starts with the right glass.