Riedel Thumbs Up

Riedel O Thumbs Up Decanter
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Item# 141413R
Size: 8 7/8" 34.5oz

Riedel's new Thumbs Up "O" Decanter, introduced in February 2005, is a delightful confluence of function and fun. Designed by Maximilian Riedel, the name is based on the way one holds the decanter. The decanter features a very deep punt that accomodates the entire thumb, while the other four fingers securely cradle the outside of the decanter. This creates amazing stability and control when pouring and the elliptical mouth allows a perfectly drip free pour. The Thumbs Up "O" Decanter is hand blown, lead crystal and holds a standard 750 ml bottle of wine.

"Many people think a decanter is only for a very old bottle of wine, but I decant everything. For young red wines, the decanting really opens them up and makes them more accessible and enjoyable. I prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in young wines.

Decanting old wines, just a few moments before they are served, helps to ensure that the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit that may have developed over time.

Decanting young wines several hours before they are served gives the wine a chance to bloom and attain a stage of development that normally requires years of aging."

- Georg Riedel

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Riedel, The Wine Glass Company

"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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