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WHO ENJOYS WINE, WHO MAKES WINE, WHO LOVES WINE, WHO COLLECTS WINE.
MAXIMILIAN J. RIEDEL

All Riedel Collections at a glance.

The company RIEDEL is a family owned, 300 year-old crystal company known to be the inventor of varietal specific stemware. Riedel is the first company in history to recognize that the taste of a beverage is affected by the shape of the vessel from which it is consumed, and has been recognized for its revolutionary designs which complement primarily alcoholic beverages.

A new area began in 2013, with the knowledge of form and function being applied to non alcoholic drinks. By the invitation of Coca Cola and with the support of their Atlanta based tasting panel, the Riedel "software“ was utilized to create a specific shape, fine tuned for the enjoyment of worlds most iconic beverage. In the same year, Riedel was introduced to hot beverages by Nespresso in Lausanne. With the extensive knowledge of Nespresso‘s coffee experts, two machine blown shapes for espresso have been developed, highlighting the distinct flavors of their intense and mild coffee blends.

Riedel has become the brand of choice for wine connoisseurs, hospitality professionals, and consumers worldwide. Riedel is distributed world wide and can be found at the most exclusive retailers and fine dining establishments.

 

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INTRODUCING

RIEDEL PERFORMANCE

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.

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hande-made & grape variteal specific

FATTO A MANO

by RIEDEL

„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.

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Maximilian Riedel and the Extreme collection
machine-made & grape variteal specific

EXTREME

newly improved xtreme wine glass series

Extreme is the ideal grape-varietal-specific line and now features increased durability and improved performance, via a superior connection from the base to the stem and a stronger fusion of the stem to the bowl. These significant upgrades do not change the overall look or feel of the glass and all measurements, capacities and sizing remain as the current version of the successful and iconic Xtreme.

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Two RIEDEL Superleggero Champagne Wine glasses waiting to be filled.
hande-made & grape variteal specific

RIEDEL SUPERLEGGERO

Feel your wine

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.

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RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Spey Longdrink
machine-made & barware

BAR TUMBLER COLLECTION

the glamorous Art Nouveau period

Two ‘Louis’ tumblers were created as part of the Riedel Design Awards 2017 in Venice, when Kyle Solá won the Riedel Young Designer Competition with his innovative design.

‘Fire’ is distinguished by its dynamic, flame-like decoration and was designed by Georg Riedel. These elegant glasses are made to be lighter and finer than the sturdier ‘Louis’ and ‘Spey’ ranges. ‘Optical O’ is based on the popular ‘O’ series of stemless wine glasses and was designed by Maximilian J. Riedel. With two different sizes, these glasses are perfect for cocktails, mixed drinks and soft drinks alike. The ‘Spey’ series takes it names from  the world famous Scottish river, which is synonymous with fine Scotch Whiskies. ‘Spey’ glasses have a large surface area and a timeless, elegant decoration and heavy base. ‘Optical O’, ‘Louis’, ‘Spey’ and ‘Fire’ tumblers are executed in sparkling crystal glass and are all dishwasher-safe, making them suitable for both professional and home use.

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RIEDEL Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru glass
hande-made & grape variteal specific

SOMMELIERS

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.

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Maximilian J. Riedel is checking two RIEDEL Veritas Champagne Wine Glasses before presenting to his guests.
finest and lightest machine blown crystal glass ever made

RIEDEL VERITAS

Perfection perfected.

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. Riedel Veritas is truly the wine glass collection of the 21st century.

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Vinum Cabernet/Merlot and Vinum Riesling
machine-made & grape variteal specific

VINUM

permanent impact on the globe‘s wine glass culture

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.

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Two men smell Sommeliers Single Malt Whisky glasses
machine-made & barware

Riedel Bar

functional and stylish

The world‘s most renowned spirit experts participated in extensive tasting workshops. The tasters analysed the effect of shapes, size and rim diameters on each beverage to create instruments that express the individual character and originality of the beverage. Riedel Bar brings this collection of superior spirits glasses together for the ultimate home bar and features the most popular fortified wines and spirits. Each glass is finely tuned to increase the enjoyment of spirits by showing the unique character of the beverage; highlighting the tempting fruitiness and de-emphasising the evidence of alcohol on the nose and palate.

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The glasses from the series Wine on a table in a winery.
machine-made & grape variteal specific

WINE

with light-catching, decorative stem

Wine was created for those, who feel that unadorned stemware on a well laid table is just not decorative enough. It combines a light-catching, decorative stem and Vinum‘s most popular bowl shapes. The appearance and price of Wine
positions the collection as functional, wine-specific and machine-blown. „Wine“ delightfully caters to a decorative yet functional niche in the market and covers 8 sizes.

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Maximilian Riedel with Extreme Pinot Noir
machine-made & grape variteal specific

HEART TO HEART

designed to enhance wine structure of New World wines

HEART TO HEART is designed to enhance wine structure of New World wines. This required a very specific glass to showcase and highlight the special qualities of these wines, shapes which can handle the concentration and translate the wines’ message in a perfect way.

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Ouverture Magnum
machine-made & wine friendly

OUVERTURE

RIEDEL’s entry level series

OUVERTURE is RIEDEL’s entry level series for customers who appreciate good, reasonably priced wine. OUVERTURE is a nonvarietal specific collection, of ten fine crystal glasses, that will increase the owner‘s drinking pleasure of wine, beer and spirits.

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A group of friends is raising the glass on an autumn garden party
machine-made & grape variteal specific

BIG O

A new Generation

BIG O wine tumblers are the new generation of the “O“ wine tumbler series and brings fresh excitement to this popular range which was first launched in 2004.

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A woman smelling on a Riesling out of a O Wine Tumbler Riesling.
machine-made & grape variteal specific

O WINE TUMBLER

It is fun, feels good to hold, looks trendy and it works!

O (2004) The Riedel connoisseur will be surprised to find that this glass series has something missing – there is no stem or base. Riedel „O“ is the innovative take on to the wine tumbler. In short: „O“ is the ideal glass for everyday use and for every occasion. The designs of „O“ are based on the benchmark shapes of Riedel Vinum. O includes 11 different shapes including the Coca Cola glass.

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machine-made & wine friendly

SWIRL

a wavy shape with subtle curves

This series has been named after the ease with which they enable the wine to be swirled. This is because the Swirl series has a wavy shape with subtle curves, meaning the glass sits in the hand better and allows the wine to be swirled in the glass particularly well. With a tiny hand movement the wine is effortlessly opened out and aerated with each gentle swirl. The versatile stemless glasses are also the perfect choice for other drinks, such as water and juices, etc.

A group of modern RIEDEL decanters on a table
PERFECTION IN DECANTING

Decanter

There are two reasons why we decant wines:

  1. Decant an older wine to separate it from its sediment.
  2. Decant a younger wine to increase aeration, revealing more complexity, and opening up aromas and flavors.

To enjoy young wines fully (up to 10 years for both red and white) consider opening them 8 – 12 hours prior to consumption for aeration, or decant the wine, as this shortens the aeration process.

The main preservation element in wine is carbon dioxide, which is integrated with the wine during the first (= alcoholic) fermentation. Decanting reduces the amount of carbon dioxide and "matures" the wine, allowing the bouquet to develop faster. On the palate, decanted wine expresses higher levels of fruit in red wines and tends to integrate and smooth out tannins. When decanting young wines, turn the bottle straight into the decanter and let it splash into the vessel, allowing maximum aeration. When decanting off the sediment of an old wine, slowly pour the wine into the decanter without allowing any sediment to leave the bottle.

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