Grape specific wine glasses for the true connoisseur


Riedel, the 300 year-old Bavarian family business has been credited with revolutionising glassware for the enjoyment of wine.

Now it announces its new grape varietal specific collection, the Veritas series.

According to owner of the company, Georg Riedel, Veritas bowls are wine tools, fine tuned in workshops, with the experience of three generations and with wine knowledge acquired over 60 years.

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The series includes Riedel’s signature varietal-­specific shapes, with glasses for Cabernet Sauvignon, Old World Pinot Noir, New World Pinot Noir, Old World Syrah, New World Shiraz, Chardonnay, Riesling and Viognier/Chardonnay.

Riedel challenged his Weiden factory Chief Engineer Franz Schmid, and 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 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 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 in stressful on premise service,” says Riedel.

Kathy Bowry

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