In 1756 Johann Cristoph Riedel founded a glass factory in Polaun, Bohemia. After WWII the factory was expropriated, and after a 12 year hiatus from glass production 9th generation glassworker Professor Claus Josef Riedel resumed production in Kufstein, Austria, and focused on high quality wine glasses.
In 1958 Riedel Burgundy Grand Cru glass was introduced as the first varietal-specific wine glass. Riedel’s Sommeliers Series was first released in 1973 as the world’s first gourmet glass.
In 1973, 10th generation Riedel family member Georg J Riedel founded the Glass Workshop, which worked with leading winemakers such as Robert Mondavi and Angelo Gaja among others.
As Georg Riedel’s Glass Workshop expanded its work with winemakers and beverage experts, Riedel’s profile in the wine culture increased, gaining support not only from winemakers, but from sommeliers and wine critics, including the influential Robert M. Parker, who praised Riedel glassware in The Wine Advocate.
The New World Pinot Noir is perfect to support the balance of fragility and fresh compact fruit in light-bodied wines from the New World.
Created during several workshops with the famed Oregon producers, the tulip shape and slightly flared lip highlights the irresistible sweetness, whilst perfectly balancing the acidity and deemphasizing the alcohol, to create a perfect picture of the wine.
Vinum is RIEDEL’s basic varietal specific stemmed series. Designed in 1986 by 10th generation glassmaker Georg J. Riedel, Vinum was created to ensure every wine lover could afford varietal-specific glassware. Based on the handmade Sommeliers range, machine production means Vinum can be offered at a more accessible price.
Machine-made and dishwasher safe.
This pack contains 2 pieces.