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The wine Glass Company.

In 2021, RIEDEL celebrates a momentous occasion: 265 years as a family-owned glassware business. RIEDEL revolutionized the world of glassware when Claus J. Riedel, 9th generation, designed the first collection of wine-friendly stemware in 1974. This masterpiece series, "Sommeliers", set a precedent for the future of glass design. Georg J. Riedel, 10th generation, evolved his father's research when he introduced RIEDEL Sensory Workshops as a method of testing and refining their products with the help of master sommeliers and winemakers. Georg introduced the world's first collection of grape varietal specific glassware in 1986, Vinum. These glasses work with wine's DNA to show more depth and better balance. Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation, took over as CEO in 2014 and has continued to evolve the brand for the modern drinker. From the introduction of the O Series to his original collection series of functional decanters, Maximilian strives to build upon the incredible legacy of his family. His latest foray is into the world of cocktails, expanding the ingenuity of RIEDEL beyond wine. Innovative and ever-evolving, RIEDEL continues to lead the charge on modern, functional glassware.

Taste Of Wine.

300 Year-Old Family Owned Company.

Architecture of Stemware.

Take a sip and keep it in your mouth. Pay attention to the wine’s initial impact, mouthfeel and finish. To intensify the tasting you can chew the wine (causing the tannins to emerge) or you can take in some air with your lips slightly open (causing sealed aromas to open up). Again, the aroma wheel can help you in identifying the wine’s aromas. Should you taste a series of wines, spit the samples out (this reduces the negative effect the alcohol has on your tasting abilities). To neutralize your palate you can simply drink some water. Do not eat any bread while tasting wine since this will significantly affect your sense of taste.

... known for the creation and development of varietal-specific stemware. RIEDEL Crystal was the first in history to recognize that the taste and aroma of a beverage is affected by the shape of the vessel from which it is consumed, and has been recognized for its revolutionary designs complementing alcoholic beverages and other drinks. Founded in 1756 and pioneering varietal-specific stemware since 1958, RIEDEL has become the brand of choice for wine connoisseurs and drink specialists, hospitality professionals and consumers globally. RIEDEL glassware is distributed worldwide and can be found at all good retailers and fine dining destinations.

Is determined by three parts: Bowl – Stem – Base. The design (the architecture or construction) of a stemmed glass has to relate harmoniously in size, height and width. The size of the bowl has to correspond and synchronize with the height of the stem and the width of the base. The relation of these measurements determines the seamless proportion of the three parts. Table top long term “classics” are composed by the magic “golden architectural formula”. Early glass architecture around 1920 took the lead, spear headed by three Viennese architects (Loos, Hoffmann. Ertl). Claus Riedel’s designs from the late 1950‘s reestablished and took this concept further as well as influence from French and Irish classics; creating this eye pleasing “construction”.


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