HANDMADE & GRAPE VARIETAL SPECIFIC
Sommeliers was the world’s first wine glass collection featuring shapes designed specifically for optimum wine enjoyment.
This design revolution was created by 9th generation Claus J. Riedel in 1958, 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. The glass collection covers a variety of different shapes for wines, champagne, and spirits.
The series is handmade in lead-free crystal glass, and sold in a single piece. All RIEDEL glassware is dishwasher safe.