MACHINE-MADE & GRAPE VARIETAL SPECIFIC
Vinum is RIEDEL's basic grape varietal specific series. Designed by 10th generation glassmaker Georg J. Riedel, Vinum was created to ensure every wine lover could access greater wine enjoyment.
Vinum turned thirty in 2016, which was a big year for RIEDEL as the company also celebrated its 260 year anniversary. When Vinum was introduced in 1986 it was not just an important year for RIEDEL but for wine lovers around the world, as the launch of the machine-made collection fundamentally changed drinking glass culture.
The series was based on Sommeliers, the 1973 collection by Claus J. Riedel, ninth generation of the family-run company. The Sommeliers range was the first wine-friendly and unadorned wine glass collection, with glass bowl shapes based on the character of wine. In 1986, his son, Georg J. Riedel, presented a further innovation even more momentous: grape varietal specific glassware made by machine to significantly reduce their cost.
Developed with great passion and based on the well-founded specialist knowledge of Georg J. Riedel, the glasses from the Vinum range provide a reasonably priced alternative to the handcrafted Sommeliers range. Vinum ensures that the company's philosophy of functional wine glassware is affordable, and has become RIEDEL's best-selling glassware series in history.
The series is produced by machine in lead-free crystal glass, and sold in sets of two. All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.