Riedel Crystal, the 300 year-old family business, announced its new grape-varietal specific hand-made collection, the Riedel Superleggero series, in 2015. Joining Riedel’s elite collection of hand-made varietal-specific wine glassware – Sommeliers – the Riedel Superleggero series marks the next step in handcrafted wine glassware, spearheaded by 11th generation glassmaker and Riedel Crystal President & CEO Maximilian J. Riedel. Riedel Superleggero is supremely lightweight, ultrathin crystal, and carries next to the Riedel hand-made logo also the collection logo on its base.
The RIEDEL TRADEMARK dates from the Art Nouveau period at the end of the nineteenth century, and was used for RIEDEL glassware made in Bohemia from 1890 to 1925. In 1996, to commemorate RIEDEL’S 240th anniversary, we reintroduced this trademark for all our hand-made products.
The distinctive Riedel signature is now featured on the base of all these products. This signature trademark (1) helps our customers to distinguish immediately between hand-made products and those made by machine (2).
Our machine-made products carry this trademark. The RIEDEL glass dynasty is built on the creative energies of a long line of glassmakers. The story begins in 1756 in Bohemia and continues right down to the united Europe of today, taking in on the way some of the most dramatic events in European history.