Riedel Makes many different types of wine glasses and they can usually be found in sets. Each set has different characteristics in the type of glass, the method it was made, and other features. Luckily for all of us each series comes in various shapes and sizes to accommodate every wine available to drink. In fact, that’s what makes Riedel wine glasses the best, each wine glass is made for the wine we drink.
If you want to become a wine aficionado, then you should know that wine glasses help each type of wine, and the best of the best is Riedel Wine Glasses.
Some people simply enjoy drinking wine and others are considered wine aficionados. What is an aficionado? If you enjoy every aspect of wine, you might be an aficionado; maybe you enjoy the look of wine in a glass, you may be an aficionado; if you are still reading this to find out more, you may be an aficionado. Lastly, if you know what Riedel Wine Glasses are, you are definitely an aficionado. Even if you don’t know you’re here to learn which is as good as the same thing in my book!
The Vinum series is made from lead crystal. The Vinum line was the first line from Riedel that showed how the shape of a glass should (and could) amplify the different types of wine. As a favorite, the Vinum line has the most options from red wine to white and even different shapes for beer and other drinks.
The Vinum Extreme series is very similar to the Vinum series which is made with machine blown, lead crystal. However, the shapes of the bowls are a bit more “extreme”. The stems are taller, the height of the stems helps make the Vinum Extreme line look great when set on a table.
Going XL means you’ve chosen a wine glass that is made for a specific type of grape. There are only four different options in the Vinum XL line, each made for a different wine. One of the biggest similarities between the original, Extreme, and XL Vinum glasses is the lead-crystal that has been machine blown to create them.
Not all of Riedel’s Glasses are machine-blown, some are blown by mouth, and the Sommeliers line are all made this way. Even more important, the Sommeliers line has set the bar for gourmet wine glasses all around the world. Each bowl is blown by mouth, and the stems are hand made.
Stay with me, I promise it’s not too confusing…this next series is called “Wine.” The feature that stands out the most in the Wine Series is that it’s the only line with a stem meant for decoration. The bowl is made of non-lead crystal and is machine blown to give you the best experience possible.
Not everyone wants to buy a wine glass for every type of wine they drink, and that’s fine, in that case, the Ouverture line is for you. This line of glasses has a red wine glass, a larger red wine glass and one glass for white wine. The Ouverture line is essentially the beginners Riedel Glass series.
The Flow series is made for many different occasions and may be best for summer wines. The glass is very light and made from a non-lead crystal which is machine blown. The look of the glass is a very classic look that everyone can enjoy.
One of the newer lines of the Riedel Glasses, the O Riedel is made for today’s wine drinker. The glasses are made to be dishwasher safe out of non-lead crystal that is machine blown. The glass is even safe to stack in a cabinet!
For one of the finest Riedel Wine Glasses, we turn to the Vitis line. The Vitis line has glasses for many different wines. Each glass is made from some of the finest lead crystal for a very luxurious experience.
If you could imagine a wine glass minus the stem but keep the foot, then you’ve got the Riedel Wine Glasses Tyrol line. The glass is made to be very hard to spill when setting on a table. Tyrol glasses are made from lead crystal and like a majority of the glasses, it’s machine blown.