RIEDEL GLASS­WARE

Tech­ni­cally bril­liant and supremely stylish.

Exquisite Taste - - Exquisite Wine Pairing -

Es­tab­lished in Bo­hemia in 1756, Riedel is the world's lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of pre­mium glass­ware and de­canters. Cur­rently headed by Ge­org and Max­i­m­il­ian Riedel, the 10th and 11th gen­er­a­tion of Riedel glass­mak­ers, the com­pany con­tin­ues to set the global bench­mark for both tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tion and de­sign.

GET MORE FROM YOUR WINE

To quote Ge­org J. Riedel, “A day with­out a glass of wine is like a day with­out sun­shine,” and for those who adore the he­do­nis­tic plea­sures of vi­tis vinifera, the com­mon grape, he is of course, right on the money.

But to many the grat­i­fi­ca­tion gained from drink­ing wine is more than sim­ply quaffing a hearty red over a steak din­ner or toast­ing with a glass of Cham­pagne, it is about ex­plor­ing the nu­ances that make an Aus­tralian Shiraz dif­fer­ent from a French Pinot Noir and a world away from a Cal­i­for­nian Zin­fan­del.

In short, drink­ing and savour­ing good wine is a lifestyle ex­pe­ri­ence and one that can be sig­nif­i­cantly en­hanced by de­cant­ing the wine prop­erly and drink­ing it from right shape and size of glass.

Why is the glass so im­por­tant? Well be­cause a good wine will dis­play dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics when served across a va­ri­ety of glasses. The bou­quet, tex­ture, flavour and the fin­ish can all change sig­nif­i­cantly. In other words, to get the best out of your wine it pays to drink it from the most suit­able glass.

The science be­hind glass pair­ing is based upon the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the

char­ac­ter­is­tics of the wine and the shape and size of the glass and how the wine is pre­sented to the mouth. The fruit, acid­ity, tan­nin and al­co­hol are the key fac­tors in de­vel­op­ing a wine's char­ac­ter­is­tics and they are tied to grape va­ri­ety.

Based on this re­la­tion­ship Riedel, sup­ported by some of the world's most renowned palates, de­vel­oped beau­ti­ful and el­e­gant glasses de­signed to en­hance spe­cific grape va­ri­eties by care­fully manag­ing the speed and place the wine is de­liv­ered. Cre­ated for restau­rants, wine bars, ho­tels or home use, the gor­geous Riedel de­signs in­clude hand­made series like the orig­i­nal Som­me­liers glass­ware, the Su­per­leg­gero series and the Fatto a Mano series.

FATTO A MANO

The Riedel Fatto a Mano Series was in­tro­duced in 2017 and takes el­e­gant hand-blown glasses de­signed to en­hance the en­joy­ment of fine wines to the next aes­thetic level. They are lead-free, dish­washer-proof and fea­ture a choice of white, black, yel­low, red, green, pink or blue coloured stems, with a spe­cial edi­tion hav­ing twisted black and white stems.

The stan­dard series is avail­able in six dif­fer­ent sizes, while the spe­cial black and white col­lec­tion is larger and fea­tures Bordeaux Grand Cru, Bur­gundy Grand Cru, Cabernet/Mer­lot, Old World Syrah, Old World Pinot Noir, Oaked Chardon­nay, Riesling/Zin­fan­del and the Cham­pagne wine glass which, Riedel sug­gests, of­fers even greater ac­cess to the en­tire spec­trum of Cham­pagne flavours than a tra­di­tional flute.

THE ART OF DE­CANT­ING

The Riedel de­canter range is ex­ten­sive rang­ing from sim­ple va­ri­etal specifics to the ex­traor­di­nar­ily com­plex, with strik­ing dou­ble-de­cant­ing shapes like the Riedel Mamba and the Riedel Horn de­signed to be both beau­ti­ful and ac­cel­er­ate the aer­a­tion of the wine. There are three main rea­sons to de­cant, start­ing with the ob­vi­ous aes­thetic ap­peal of serv­ing wine from a beau­ti­ful ves­sel.

In a young wine de­cant­ing in­creases aer­a­tion, which re­duces the amount of car­bon diox­ide and al­lows the wine to fully de­velop and ex­press its flavour and nose. For older wines the same is true, while at the same time sep­a­rat­ing the wine from any sed­i­ment. When de­cant­ing young wines, pour quickly for max­i­mum aer­a­tion. The op­po­site is true with old wine, pour as slowly as pos­si­ble to en­sure the sed­i­ment stays in the bot­tle.

GE­ORG & MAX­I­M­IL­IAN RIEDEL

FATTO A MANO BLACK AND WHITE COL­LEC­TION

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