Riedel connoisseur will be surprised to find that
this new glass series has something missing - there
is no stem or base.Riedel
'O' is the new innovative take on the wine tumbler.
In short: 'O' is the ideal glass for every day use
and for every occasion. It is fun, feels good to
hold, looks trendy and it works! In
1965 only a miserable eight hectares of Viognier
(pronounced Vee-on-yay) grape existed in its
Northern Rhône homeland appellation of
- the fast rising starViognier
is fast growing in popularity - the choice of
drinkers and growers alike. The last ten years has
seen a massive increase in Viognier production
throughout the world and more recently we have
begun to see bottles on our supermarket shelves -
challenging the monopoly of Chardonnay.
for Viognier, Chardonnay, 11 1/4oz. each.
"It takes a great deal of efforts for a talented wine-maker to produce a good wine. These efforts can be ruined in no time if the wine is not served properly. The quality of the glass plays a crucial role here and Riedel produces the largest range of high quality glasses, specifically fine-tuned to fit the predominant wine varietals of the planet. Riedel makes it possible to fully appreciate all the nuances of aromas and tastes from the best wines of the world." -Michel Bettane
Varietal Specific Designs
The Riedel glass designs are based on the exceptional characteristics of each grape variety, which in turn determines the shape, size and rim diameter of the bowl. The latest machine blown technology, in conjunction with the seamless pulled stem, offers a special design feature "architecture", which creates an indent in the bottom of the bowl, reflecting the light and adding another dimension to the lively color of wine.
Crystal Classics is one of the largest independent retailers of Riedel glasses in the U.S.
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