Wine Gems is proud to offer Riedel wine glasses and decanters from the famous Austrian glassmaker. The Riedel story began in 1756 in Bohemia, but it was the pioneering work of Professor Claus J. Riedel in the 1950's that ultimately re-defined stemware for wine lovers. He was the first designer to recognize that the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of wines are affected by the the shape of the glass. Riedel laid the groundwork for stemware that is both functional and beautiful--form following function.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. of The Wine Advocate believes in Riedel stemware: "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."
We offer the complete line of Riedel products, but feature on our site Riedel stems and decanters from three major lines:
1. SOMMELIERS--Lead crystal, mouth-blown, hand-made
Introduced in 1976 to worldwide acclaim, "a glass was born that turns a sip into a celebration--a wine's best friend--fine-tuned to match the grape!"
2. VINUM--Lead crystal, machine-made
Introduced in 1986, the first machine-made series to be based exclusively on the characteristics of grape varietals.
3. WINE--Non-lead, machine-made
The Wine collection combines a light-catching decorative stem with Vinum's most popular bowls. Functional and comfortably priced.
In addition to these selected stems and decanters, the entire line of Riedel glassware is available by special order. Please visit the Riedel website, www.riedel.com (link below), for more product information including item #, then call or e-mail us to order.
Shipping cost via UPS is $14.99 for up to 6 stems (or one decanter) per shipping box, to any mainland USA state. Higher charges apply for shipments to AK and HI. Please call or e-mail for exact cost.
"Case discount price" reflects a 10% case discount (5% on Sparkling Wines) for any mixed-case purchase of 12 bottles or more shipped to a single address.
We quote real-time shipping rates from the UPS rate table, with no mark-up! You will only be charged what we pay UPS to deliver your order!
Note some label images may show an older vintage of a wine. Please refer to wine description for current vintage.
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