RIEDEL Veloce collection
Those who believe that one glass of wine is the same as another should try their favorite variety with RIEDEL Veloce shots. This innovative collection from the RIEDEL team is the thinnest and lightest angular design of any RIEDEL machine-made piece. With a handcrafted look, these innovative wine glasses are true precision tools, offering an enhanced wine tasting experience.
The sophisticated collection includes eight varietal-specific styles: Cabernet/Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Chardonnay, Champagne and a glass of water. Each varietal name is engraved on the base of each cup.
A specially developed machine at the Weiden factory in RIEDEL, Germany, enables the company to draw stems just like those made by hand by a master glassmaker. The base, with a diameter of 100 mm, is a new standard for large glass shapes and is the maximum that can be produced by machine.
Maximilian J. Riedel, 11th Generation CEO and President of RIEDEL with the RIEDEL Veloce Collection
“It takes a very high level of expertise to be able to produce these glasses by machine, and I say that not without a little pride,” says Maximilian J. Riedel, 11th generation CEO and President of RIEDEL. (His family business was founded in 1756 and has been producing glassware in the heart of Europe for 265 years.) “We owe this to the skills of our technicians and our years of experience in machine production . I selected the name “Veloce”, which means “fast” in Italian, in reference to this modern machine technology that allows this glass to be produced quickly and in large quantities, while maintaining the look and feel of a handmade vessel “.
RIEDEL fans might see a resemblance to the brand’s Extreme glass collection, the first machine-produced diamond-shaped glasses (introduced in 2000), created by Georg J. Riedel specifically for wines from the New world The collection derives its name from the extreme angles of the diamond shape, giving the wine more room in the glass to highlight all the wine’s aromas. Recognizing the evolution of modern wines, the Riedel family has adapted the glass shapes for Cabernet/Merlot and Riesling, following an intensive new round of comparative tastings.
Maximilian J. Riedel holds a glass of RIEDEL Veloce Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo wine
RIEDEL Veloce glasses, with their impressive balance and feel, are perfect for wine lovers and those who enjoy entertaining. All are fully dishwasher safe. Find them at major retailers, including Williams Sonoma, or order here. A set of two retails for $79.00 (sets of two water glasses are $39.50).
Photos courtesy of RIEDEL