Glass Riedel, "Sommeliers" Burgundy Grand Cru, gift tube, 1050 ml
- SKU manufacturer: 4400/16
- Series: Sommeliers
- Strength: 1050 ml
- Height: 248 mm
- Made from: Crystal
- Method of production : handmade
- Suitable for: Wine (Red Wine)
"Sommeliers" Burgundy Grand Cru - high bulk crystal glass recommended primarily for the red wines of Burgundy Grand Cru Class. This glass was described by respected wine magazine "Decanter" as "the best Burgundy glass of all time, for both young and old Burgundy wines." Its shape, developed in 1958, is a quantum leap in terms of design of wine glass and glass has earned a place in the permanent exhibition of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Glass feature is that it can show weaknesses ruthlessly not very good wine, but great, first-class wines of Burgundy, Barolo or Barbaresco Italian will be revealed in all its glory. Big bowl of the glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, while the slightly flared top maximizes fruit shades, directing the flow of wine just in front of the palate, is a perfect three-dimensional "picture" of wine.
The Austrian company Riedel dynasty belongs Riedel, who is now 3 centuries engaged in glass manufacturing business. Over 10 generations of glassblowers follow family traditions. History of Riedel began in 1678 in Bohemia, the founder of the dynasty - Johann Christoph Riedel. In 1756, his grandson, Johann Leopold, opened the first glass factory. However, only in 1890 were presented to the world the first goblets handmade brand Riedel. Since that time the company has achieved considerable success and constantly increasing production. Each heir Riedel increasingly strengthens the brand and improving production technology.
However, not all the company's history was cloudless. In 1945, all the companies that were in the territory of Czechoslovakia, were nationalized. Thus, Walter Riedel in an instant lost everything, was arrested and sent to a camp in Siberia. Revived the family business by his son - Klaus, abandoned by fate to Austria. He purchased a ruined factory near the city of Innsbruck, which today is called "The Riedel Glassworks". It Claus Riedel revolutionized the glass case, proving the dependence of the bouquet and taste of wine on the characteristics of a glass.
Today the company operates Georg Riedel - the tenth member of the family. He continued the work of their ancestors, creating crystal glasses, which correspond to the different varieties of grapes. Due to the mechanization of production managed to reduce the cost of production Riedel, making it more accessible to buyers. Today the products of "Empire" Riedel is represented in almost all corners of the globe. It is appreciated for high quality, stylish design and the exquisite bouquet of wine, which is revealed through the glasses of the company.