Which Riedel wine glass?
- 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. - Robert M. Parker Jr. The Wine Advocate.
After my last couple of emails you should, hopefully, have more of an idea of which wine to drink with which food (or vice versa), but what do you drink it out of?
Riedel is famous for being the inventors of the specialised wine glass. That particular grape varieties taste better in certain shapes of glass has been widely accepted for the past 30 years or so. However, this means that the array of available Riedel wine glasses can be somewhat overwhelming.
Your first decision as a Riedel purchaser will be which collection most suits your budget and taste. Once you have made that decision, the rest is much easier as you build your collection of grape-specific glasses within that range.
I've put together a few thoughts to help you decide which range is the one for you.
Vinum was the first grape-specific, machine-made series of glasses in history and remains Riedel's best selling range, combining quality and value. Perfect for everyday use.
Our standard price £18 per glass. Browse all Riedel Vinum
Each Sommeliers glass is individually made using methods developed over centuries. Introduced in 1973, Sommeliers is the pinnacle of Riedel's varietal specific glassware. Acclaimed by wine writers and experts around the World, the finest glasses you can give your wine.
Our standard price £100 per glass. Browse all Riedel Sommeliers
Ouverture is Riedel's entry level series for customers who appreciate good, reasonably priced wine. It is a nonvarietal specific collection, of ten fine crystal glasses, that will increase the owner‘s drinking pleasure of wine, beer and spirits.
Our standard price £10 per glass.Browse all Riedel Extreme
O is a grape variety-specific stemless wine tumbler, based on the benchmark shapes of Riedel's best-selling Vinum range. It fits into every dishwasher and broken stems are a thing of the past!
Our standard price £10 per glass. Browse all Riedel O
Veritas is 15% taller than Vinum, but 25 % lighter and finer, whilst maintaining dishwasher safety, break resistance and being suitable for long term daily use at home.
Our standard price £22 per glass. Browse all Riedel Veritas
Performance is a technologically advanced and user-friendly collection of grape varietal specific glasses, whose unique shape increases the inner surface area of the glass, intensifying the perception of the wine’s bouquet and flavour.
Our standard price £18 per glass.Browse all Riedel Performance
Riedel Fatto a Mano
“Fatto a Mano”, meaning hand-made in Italian, is Riedel's stunning new stemware collection. It bears the typical attributes of a Riedel product: varietal specific, thin blown and unadorned, but standing tall on slender, coloured stems.