Welcome To Riedel
'The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make'. (Quote: Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate).
'The Riedel family has never stamped its name on a single bottle of wine. But over the past 50 years, this Austrian clan of master glassmakers has done more to enhance the oenophile's pleasure than almost any winemaking dynasty'. (Quote: Time Magazine).
Claus Riedel was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. He is thus the inventor of the functional wine glass. Make a journey through Riedel's world of glasses and senses.
Georg Riedel (owner of Riedel Crystal) challenged his Weiden factory Chief Engineer Franz Schmid, and his world class technicians, to execute, in lead crystal, the finest and lightest machine blown glasses ever made. The Weiden factory, located in Bavaria Germany and one of four manufacturing plants owned by Riedel Crystal, was briefed that, not only should the Riedel Veritas range be visually stunning and a delight to hold, but should also be price competitive against hand made products from low cost manufacturing countries. The spectacular result is Riedel Veritas. A glass collection 15% taller than Vinum (Riedel's first machine made line introduced 1986) but 25 % lighter and finer, whilst maintaining dishwasher safety, break resistance and being suitable for long term daily use at home (and even to be introduced into stressful on premise service). Riedel's technicians accomplished their task with excellence; creating a wine glass collection for the 21st century.
A machine-blown lead crystal glass of unsurpassed thinness and lightness, manufactured utilizing the very latest manufacturing techniques developed by the Weiden factory team. The Riedel Veritas bowls are based on the DNA of grape varietals which differentiate each other by the skin thickness and colour, the amount of tannins, sugar content, intensity of acidity and minerality. Drawing on 60 years of wine experience and expertise, the light, balanced and elegant glasses of the new Riedel Veritas collection are first and foremost ‘tools’ designed to enhance the enjoyment of fine wines. The series includes glasses for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Viogner. For the first time in a Riedel collection there are two glasses for Syrah and for Pinot Noir – in each case for Old World and New World styles.
Another first for the collection is the ‘Champagne Wine Glass’.
The name reflects the fact that the glass is very different from a conventional flute style 'The name Champagne Wine Glass was chosen carefully and deliberately,' says Maximilian Riedel, CEO of Riedel Crystal. 'Champagne is a wine and deserves to be treated as such. Whether enjoying a Blanc de Blanc or a Cuvée, the Champagne wine glass allows the wide range of aromas of Champagne to unfold. The larger rim diameter enables the scent of the Champagne to be released, in a way which is not possible with a narrow flute.'
The unadorned machine-made Viognier and Chardonnay glass of the light-weight glass collection RIEDEL Veritas distinguishes lighter, finer and being suitable for long term daily use at home. The classic RIEDEL shape allows young wines to express all their invigorating freshness, while more mature wines are encouraged to deliver the nutty, spicy, mineral flavors. This glass is designed so that the low acidity is delivered in a way that sets off the alcohol and rich flavors of the wine, highlighting its velvety, supple texture, emphasizing the fruit and ensuring a long, balanced finish. RIEDEL VERITAS combines the charm of a handmade glass with the consistent accuracy only a machine made glass can achieve. All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.
- Romantic Dinner
- Formal Dinner
- Birthday Gifts
- Casual Dinner
- Family Night
PERFECT FOR THESE GRAPES
Ribolla Gialla, Pessac Leognan (Blanc), Chardonnay (unoaked), Chablis, Bordeaux (red), Condrieu, Pinot (Blanc, Grigio, Gris), Grenache Blanc/Granacha Blanca, Albariño, Muscadet, Verdicchio, Trebbiano, Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Brandy, Fallanghina, Cortese, Fiano, Neuburger, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (blanc), Orvieto Classico, Macabeo, Aligoté, Fumé Blanc, Viognier, Greco di Tufo, Hermitage (Blanc), Sémillon, Muscadine, Montagny, St. Joseph (White), Palomino (except Sherry), Morillon (unoaked), Soave, Sauvignon Blanc (oaked), Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet), Graves blanc, Marsanne, Vin de Savoie (blanc), Verdelho
Year of design: 2014
Volume: 13 oz
Height: 9 inch
Box quantity: 2
Type of Manufacturing: machine production
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the difference between the Vinum Collection and the Riedel Veritas Collection?
While both collections offer our grape varietal specific functionality, the Vinum collection is Riedel’s first machine-made line introduced 1986. Riedel Veritas is our newer collection which is 15% taller than Vinum but 25% lighter and finer. With Riedel Veritas, Riedel has been able to accomplish a glass of unsurpassed thinness and lightness, which combines the charm of a handmade glass with the consistent accuracy only a machine-made glass can achieve.
Are Riedel Glasses dishwasher safe?
All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe, excluding VINUM GOLD and VINUM PLATINUM. For perfect glass care, RIEDEL exclusively recommends using a Miele dishwasher. In adherence with the manufacturer‘s instructions, a Miele dishwasher ensures the long lasting brilliance of your fine RIEDEL glassware.
Are these items made of Crystal Glass and Lead Free?
All current produced items are made of crystal glass and lead free.
How to Care for your Riedel Crystal?
For a perfect result:
Wash under warm water, detergent is not necessary.
Place on line to drain for the time begin.
For extra shine, steam over boiling water.
To polish use microfiber polishing cloths: Hold glass by base and polish. Use left hand to cradle the bowl and polish with your right hand. Never twist the base and bowl.
To avoid scratches: Avoid contact with other glass or metal. lf available use a stemware rack.
To avoid stains: Use soft water (low mineral content).
To remove stains: Use white vinegar.
How thin is the lip of the glass?
We do not have measurements to offer on each glass in regards to the thinness of the lip, but all RIEDEL glasses are beautiful thin blown crystal. Our rims are “cut”, which allows the wine to flow smoothly onto the tongue vs. being “rolled” which obstructs the smooth flow of the wine which accentuates acidity and harshness.