Austria’s Revolutionary Contribution to All Who Drink
Austria’s commitment to wine and spirits stretches far beyond theirs alone thanks to an 11th generation family of glassmakers. Since the 17th century Riedel Glassworks has devoted every generation to the art. Over the centuries, stemware would change from traditional colored and cut glass to plain, unadorned, thin blown, long stemmed wine glasses earning design awards and loyal connoisseurs. Museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York bought pieces that remain in their permanent collection.
“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”.
Based on his unique designs, 9th generation Claus Riedel was the first in history to recognize the effect of shapes on the perception of alcoholic beverages. His work has influenced and changed the appearance of stemware forever. His masterpiece “Sommeliers” line was introduced in Orvieto, in 1973, the first ever stemware line to be based on the character of wine.
Today Riedel offers the finest array of glassware from wine stemware and decanters to matchless barware crafted for cocktails to ensure accurate measures and perfect wash lines. What better way to get the most out of the wine and spirits we cherish?
“The effect of these [Riedel] glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make.”
-International wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr.
FIND THE RIEDEL TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Whether it is the household VINUM line of stems, their hand blown Sommelier series, or the Drink Specific Glassware built for the bar, or any others in their focused array of glassware, Riedel has the right stem for the drinks you enjoy best and are the universal leader in stemware that gets the most out of anything you can pour into a glass. To explore each line each in turn, read more on each in turn:
Whether retailer, restaurateur, or barkeep, be sure to explore the various Riedel lines available wholesale by browsing The Wine Company portfolio for the TRADE on SevenFifty.com.