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“The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make.”

(Quote: Robert M. Parker. Jr. The Wine Advocate.)

Riedel is one of the leading glass-makers in the world and produces high-quality glasses. Their wine glasses are specially made and shaped to complement the different wine grape and region varieties whilst adding to the overall enjoyment of wine. Riedel offers various ranges for various occasions and needs, whether for a wine tasting, a picnic or dinner. Top-rated wineries, restaurants, companies and homes throughout the world use Riedel. To help you out, we’ve compiled our knowledge and experience of Riedel glassware to explain the benefits of each glass range below.

Which Riedel wine glass to choose 
 

High-quality crystal wine glasses Vinum series

  • Glasses in the range: 20+
  • Price range from £39.20 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2 & 8 (selected glasses)

If you are looking for high-quality crystal wine glasses, this is the Riedel range for you. The Vinum series is extremely popular with both consumers and restaurateurs from around the world. It is suitable for everyday use or to use at a wine tasting. Functional and aesthetically pleasing this range is one of our most requested. It was the first grape specific glass in history!

Wineware suggests using these for a table setting; discover which bowl shape suits your favourite grape variety.


High-quality crystal wine glasses Riedel Veritas series

  • Glasses in the range: 10+
  • Price range from £44.00 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2

If you're looking for a newer, 'upgraded' version of the highly popular Vinum range, then Veritas is for you. Veritas features the same high-quality crystal glass as Vinum, and it's becoming very popular with both consumers and restaurateurs around the world. It's suitable for everyday use and during dinner and tastings; it's both functional and aesthetically pleasing!

Wineware suggests using these for a more advanced wine lover, an upgrade on the Vinum series; discover further bowl shape that suits your favourite grape variety.


High-quality crystal wine glasses Riedel Performance series

  • Glasses in the range: 7
  • Price range from £39.20 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2

If you're looking for an eye-catching, never seen glassware range, then Riedel Performance is the one for you! As standard, it features the same high-quality crystal glass as other Riedel ranges, but it also features a unique optic impact. This adds a pleasing visual aspect to the bowl and increases the inner surface area, allowing the wine to open up and fully show every aroma and subtle nuance. Riedel Performance is unique, functional and aesthetically pleasing!

Wineware suggests using these for a more advanced wine lover, an upgrade on the Vinum & Veritas series.


Stemless wine glasses from RiedelO Range

  • Glasses in the range: 10
  • Price range from £22.00 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2 & 4 (selected glasses)

Stemless wine glasses are a modern and trendy addition to the glassware world. This range is relatively new but very popular with consumers. The O series is an excellent alternative to the traditional stemmed glass design. It makes for a great gift or wedding favour. Stemless wine tumblers are also suitable for serving mixers, soft drinks and water and perfectly fit every dishwasher. The O bowl size is based on the benchmark shapes from the Riedel Vinum series.

Wineware suggests buying the O Range for friends or family who already own Riedel glassware.


New Riedel Glassware range in 2020Winewings

  • Glasses in the range: 7
  • Price range from £29.00 per glass
  • Available in: Sets of 1

Released in 2020, the Riedel Winewings is a glass collection that perhaps is not the most aesthetically pleasing but is striking in its design and functionality, taking the wines aromas and flavours on a flight. Each glass within the range features a flat and stretched bottom, with a wing-like shape to increase the surface area the wine is exposed to; this then increases the levels of evaporation and enables a greater intensity of aroma.

Wineware suggests buying the Winewings for a more advanced wine lover, a companion to the Vinum, Veritas and Performance ranges.


The starting glass for any Riedel collectorOuverture series

  • Glasses in the range: 9
  • Price range from £22.00 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2

The Ouverture series is ideal for everyday use. This is the starting glass for any Riedel collector; it is a Riedel beginner glass. It is aimed at users who appreciate reasonably priced wine, and you can use it for any grape variety. This range consists of ten different sizes, so it will be adequate for drinking wine, champagne, beer and spirits. These perfectly shaped wine glasses are also one of the most cost-effective ranges from Riedel.

Wineware suggests these for wine novices/beginners and suitable for wine tastings, wine classes or use in the home.


Riedel Vinum Extreme glasses can be used on a daily basisExtreme

  • Glasses in the range: 7
  • Price range from £31.20 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2

This range is designed to show off wines full potential, giving it perfect surroundings in a well-designed, high-quality glass. The Riedel Vinum Extreme glasses were introduced in the millennium and since then have become a success. The large bowls and long stems are extremely popular with users. The large bowl allows the wine to breathe and intensifies the bouquet. The Vinum Extreme wine glasses/range are available in two sets, making them a lovely present for a special occasion or birthday.

Wineware suggests you serve “New World” wines in Vinum Extreme glasses.


Riedel Bar Drink SpecificRiedel Bar Drink Specific

  • Glasses in the range: 6
  • Price range from £23.20 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2

The Riedel Barware Drink Specific Glassware is made in collaboration with spirits specialist Zane Harris, answering the need for cocktail-specific glassware among restaurants and bars and cocktail enthusiasts at home with six glasses perfected for thousands of cocktails. The glasses are based on the traditional serves for seven classic cocktails, including The Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Daiquiri, Sour, Peasant, Buck and Julep. This glassware range is for those who love creating their favourite cocktails and enjoying them to their fullest!

Wineware suggests you serve your favourite cocktails from the Riedel Bar Drink Specific glassware range.


Perfect if you prefer not to have leaded wine glassesWine Range

  • Glasses in the range: 4
  • Price range from £28.00 per twin pack
  • Available in: Sets of 2

The Riedel Wine Range consists of grape variety-specific wine glasses ideal for your favourite wine, made for those who want the “key to wine” concept. Each glass features a decorative stem, something different to your everyday wine glass. These glasses are designed around Riedel Vinum’s most popular bowls. This range is perfect if you prefer not to have leaded wine glasses or want a more decorative set of wine glasses. This range offers eight different bowl choices.

Wineware recommends the Riedel Wine Range glasses for home entertaining.


  

Sommerliers range is perfect for vintage winesSommeliers

  • Glasses in the range: 15+
  • Price range from £95.00 a glass
  • Available in: Sets of 1 & 4 (selected glasses)

Precision is in every handmade, mouth-blown Sommeliers glass. These classic and elegant glasses are genuinely spectacular. Serve your favourite bottles or vintage wines in these exquisite Riedel glasses. These glasses are timeless and add an extra touch to the wine tasting experience. If you enjoy fine wines, then Riedel’s Sommeliers glasses are ideal; they are “a wine’s best friend”. This series consists of ten sizes.

Wineware say, “the pinnacle of wine experience is achieved with the Sommeliers glass!”


The Riedel glass ranges detailed above are the most popular collections by Riedel.  Below is a brief overview of the rest of the Riedel ranges we currently offer:

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Riedel Bar – a collection of the finest spirit glasses from Riedel. These glasses are designed to enhance the enjoyment of spirits.

 

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