With three generations of research, development and experience in creating functional, grape varietal specific glassware, Georg and Maximilian RIEDEL challenged themselves to improve on what had gone before. The result is Performance – a technologically advanced and user-friendly collection of grape varietal specific glasses. Performance is the first RIEDEL wine glass series ever to feature bowls with a light optic impact. Detailed research by the RIEDEL family, aimed at improving the organoleptic wine experience, revealed that increasing the inner surface area of the glass had a positive impact on the perception of the bouquet and flavour of the wine.

This was achieved through a unique optical effect, which not only adds a pleasing visual aspect to the bowl, but also increases the inner surface area, allowing the wine to open up and to fully show every aroma and subtle nuance. Consisting of seven machine-made, lightweight, durable and dishwasher-safe shapes, Performance glasses are executed in sparkling fine crystal and feature fine stems and large stable bases. The new bowl shapes in Performance, when combined with the optic effect, deliver ultimate wine enjoyment, making Performance the new essential ‘must-have’ wine glass collection for all wine-lovers.

Production of the Stemless Riedel O Collection

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Riedel ‘O’ collection designed by Maximilian Riedel. Stemless, machine-made in Amburg, Germany. This collection is based on the form follows function philosophy.

Coca Cola + Riedel Glass Glass

Maximilian and Georg Riedel discuss the exciting new glass from Riedel and Coca-Cola in this video. Inspired by the iconic curves of the original Coca-Cola contour bottle, this glass is designed to enhance the drinking experience.

The Eve Decanter by Riedel

This instructional video narrated by Maximilian Riedel explains the pouring technique and cleaning instructions of the Eve Decanter.

Riedel 260 Years – Chefs and Sommeliers Discuss Riedel

Celebrating 260 years, Daniel Boulud, Justin Leone, Kurt Gutenbrunner and Cedric Nicaise discuss the significance of Riedel stemware.

Maximilian Riedel speaks on the rich history of Riedel, and the contributions of Claus J Riedel and Georg Riedel.

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