We offer the most comprehensive selection of wines in the Michigan market, over 6,000 different items, from nearly every major wine-producing region in the world. Our sales teams are trained to provide the highest level of service in the industry. We take education seriously. Our staff receives continuous wine training so they can be YOUR resource for brand knowledge, consumer trends, and a general understanding of the World of Wine. We want to help you grow your business.

 

ALL ABOUT RIEDEL

RIEDEL CRYSTAL IS A 300 YEAR-OLD FAMILY OWNED COMPANY

... known for the creation and development of varietal-specific stemware. RIEDEL Crystal was the first in history to recognize that the taste and aroma of a beverage is affected by the shape of the vessel from which it is consumed, and has been recognized for its revolutionary designs complementing alcoholic beverages and other drinks.

 

Founded in 1756 and pioneering varietal-specific stemware since 1958, RIEDEL has become the brand of choice for wine connoisseurs and drink specialists, hospitality professionals and consumers globally.

WHY THE SHAPE MATTERS

In the 1950s, 9th generation Claus J. Riedel discovered that the shape and size of your drinking vessel has an impact on your perception of what’s within. Different shaped glasses brought different characteristics of wine and other beverages to the forefront while muting others.

Through rigorous testing and research, Claus developed a suite of glasses that brought balance and harmony to particular wine varieties. This now famous RIEDEL philosophy has revolutionized the wine industry, offering customers tried and tested products with optimal functionality for greater wine enjoyment.

Early glass architecture around 1920 took the lead, spear headed by three Viennese architects (Loos, Hoffmann. Ertl). Claus Riedel’s designs from the late 1950‘s reestablished and took this concept further as well as influence from French and Irish classics; creating this eye pleasing “construction”.

WINE FRIENDLY

Wine friendly glassware is designed to show optimum characteristics in wine, without catering to specific wine varieties. Wine friendly collections offer a streamlined offering of red winewhite wine, and champagne glasses. These collections include functional, purposeful glasses that are ideal for those who prefer a more simplistic approach to wine enjoyment. RIEDEL wine friendly collections include:

  • Ouverture (Machine-Made)
  • Swirl (Machine-Made)


GRAPE VARIETAL SPECIFIC

Grape Varietal Specific glasses feature finely-tuned bowls consisting of three variables: shape, size and rim diameter, which are designed to translate the message of wine to the human senses. These highly purposeful pieces work with wine’s DNA to present the perfect picture, balancing bouquet, texture, taste and flavor. Each shape has been engineered in a practical sensory workshop, testing shape against shape to ensure that the grape variety is presented in the most optimal way. RIEDEL Grape Varietal Specific collections include:

  • Sommeliers (Handmade)
  • O Wine Tumbler (Machine-Made)
  • RIEDEL Veritas (Machine-Made)
  • RIEDEL Performance (Machine-Made)
  • Vinum (Machine-Made)

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