Claus Riedel changed the world of wine with his revolutionary concept of functional stemware. He led the way for increased wine enjoyment. He was the first in history to recognize the effect of a glass shape on the perception and drinking pleasure of alcoholic beverages. Over 40 years ago he detected that the same wine tasted dissimilar out of different glasses.
The delivery of a wine's "message", it’s bouquet and taste, depend on the form of the glass. It is the responsibility of a glass to convey the wine's messages in the best manner to the human senses.
Riedel offers the finest instruments when it comes to enjoying wine and spirits. Riedel creates glasses that deliver the typical components of a grape variety, highlighting the balanced flavors, maximizing the fruit and integrating acidity or tannins into the overall pleasure of wine. The findings and work of two generations are reflected in the designs of Riedel’s gourmet glass lines. Conclusion: Riedel glasses are a wine's best friend.