Because Riedel believes that all wines can be enhanced by decanting, it is only natural that they would have a wide selection of decanters in their collection. Decanting gives young wines a chance to bloom by liberating the aromas, intensifying the fruitiness and rounding out the textures that normally requires years of aging. In the case of older wines, decanting allows the wine to separate from any deposits that may have formed in the bottle over time. Riedel’s decanters are sculptural enough to qualify as works of art, but are also incredible triumphs of functionality.
Named for the ease with which it allows you to swirl your wine, Riedel’s Swirl collection offers a rippled shape with subtle indents that help guide the wine around and around the vessel while making it easier to hold at the same time. With just a slight movement of your hand, the wine is effortlessly opened and aerated with each gentle swirl. These universal stemless tumblers are also perfect for any type of beverage, such as water, juice, and so on.
Riedel Restaurant is Riedel’s benchmark, varietal specific wine glass collection. The diameter of the elegant, rounded, seamless stem has been developed and tested to support rough, day to day use and the special non-lead glass composition makes it dishwasher proof. The Riedel Restaurant collection stands for the highest wine enjoyment, esthetics, and quality at a reasonable price.
The Ouverture Restaurant series was created to help both restaurateurs and their patrons by providing versatile bowl shapes for red and white wines that will increase drinking pleasure, while sturdy and slightly cropped stems make for more efficient serving and storing. This collection is lead-free and includes styles for Red, Magnum, White, and Champagne, in addition to a stemless water glass.
In 2013, Riedel created the Sommeliers Restaurant glasses to answer the demand of the hospitality industry for varietal-specific glassware that heightens the wine experience for the guest. This collection is machine-made from lead crystal and features Bordeaux and Burgundy stems.
Restaurant ‘O’ is the new innovative take on the wine tumbler and makes broken stems a thing of the past. Ideal for everyday use and for every occasion, it is Riedel’s most casual collection, with an elegant, uncomplicated design that is fun, feels good to hold, looks trendy, and it works!
Extreme glasses are named for their extreme contours and diamond shaped bowls that angle out dramatically before narrowing at the top. The result is an exceptionally wide evaporation surface that intensifies and enhances silkiness in the mouth of New World wines, which tend to be more fruit driven in style. These glasses have a slightly thicker stem than the Vinum Extreme to withstand the wear and tear of a busy restaurant.
Restaurant XL is based on Riedel’s already popular Vinum XL collection and is the tallest and most exquisite restaurant line to date. This collection features the same fine quality bowl as the traditional Vinum XL, but with a slightly thicker stem to withstand the wear and tear of a busy restaurant. This collection is manufactured from lead-free crystal and is dishwasher safe.
Don’t forget dishwasher racks and polishing cloths to protect your Riedel investment! Contact your Account Representative or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the appropriate accessories to care for your Riedel glassware.