But enough of the history lesson, where the years of design mastery are felt is in their use, and even wine connoisseurs have been fooled into thinking the same wine was something else just because it was served in a Riedel glass. The architecture of the (stemmed) glass, for example, takes the bowl shape and size, stem length, rim diameter and the width of the base into account and ensures they all correlate to give you the tastiest glass of wine possible. With thin-blown crystal and their beautiful shapes and sizes, the glasses make a stunning gift or addition to any dinner table. And if you can't quite imagine using a different glass for every wine you try, as well the varietal-specific ranges, Riedel do options for more casual wine enthusiasts which will fit a general profile of varietals and grapes.
Riedel are world renowned among winemakers, food critics and glassware producers alike. Many call them the best wine glasses in the world and they have even received accolades in The Wine Advocate, prestigious wine critic Robert M. Paker Jr's celebrated international newsletter.