A Striking New Collection by Georg Riedel
Over the course of his 47-years working in his family business, 10th generation Georg Riedel has become the father of functional glassware, having built a career on products designed to enhance the enjoyment of beverages. Now, Georg introduces his swansong series to the world: RIEDEL Winewings.
In the Northern Summer of 2018, Georg was asked by a customer to create ‘the ultimate glass’ for Cabernet Sauvignon. Following 12 months of tastings and changes to the shape, size and rim diameter, a completely new shape emerged, and Georg’s single glass for Cabernet developed into seven shapes for the most popular grape varietals.
Flat-bottomed and reminiscent of an aircraft wing, complete with winglets, RIEDEL Winewings was born and set to take off! While not the most visually beautiful collection, RIEDEL Winewings is “brutally functional, taking the wine’s aromas and flavours on a flight,” Georg says.
This innovative series is a symbolic shift in aesthetic for the RIEDEL brand. It steps away from the shapes of RIEDEL’s original Sommeliers series, designed by Georg’s father Claus J. Riedel, and towards a new era of functional glassware.
The impact of this new shape is a collection for the true wine connoisseur. For the first time, the RIEDEL Winewings glasses primarily emphasise the minerality of the wine, whereas all other collections tend to highlight the fruit. The collection is ideal for the ultimate wine geek who seeks out wines with depth and complexity.
RIEDEL Winewings is produced by machine in high-quality crystal glass. It is sold in a box of six for on-premise use. All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.