Line introduced in 2022
The lightness of pleasure
Looks and feels handmade! This glass collection is, in fact, produced by machine, using state-of-the-art technologies and is a true precision tool.
Wine-lovers the world over understand that RIEDEL wine glasses are developed in different shapes and sizes, for specific grape varieties. Only such advanced machine production can guarantee such precise glass design language, in harmony with the respective profile of the grape variety.
Yet RIEDEL fans might see a resemblance to the Extreme glass collection, the first machine-produced, diamond-shaped glasses (2000), created by Georg J. Riedel specifically for wines from the New World. The collection derived its name from the extreme angles of the diamond shape, giving the wine more space in the glass to bring out the wine’s full aromas.
Recognizing the evolution of modern wines, the Riedel family has adapted the glass shapes for Cabernet /Merlot and for Riesling, following an intensive new round of comparative tastings.
RIEDEL Veloce is an impressive development based on state-of-the-art technology. The glass is taller than the RIEDEL Extreme collection and has a thinner stem and finer bowls. A specially developed machine, at RIEDEL’s Weiden factory, enables us to draw stems that are the equal of 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.
The weight of RIEDEL Veloce is remarkable and has been reduced considerably from that of the Extreme collection. The perfect balance and feel which suggests a handmade glass.
Maximilian Riedel selected the Italian name "Veloce", meaning "fast", in reference to the modern machine technology that makes it possible to bring a glass that is handmade, in so many aspects, onto the machine and produce it quickly and in large quantities. An homage to technology, as glassmaking by hand has become a declining craft.
The RIEDEL Winewings collection was the first to feature the grape variety on the base to make it easier to identify and select the right glass. Given the popularity of this concept, RIEDEL Veloce will also feature this same attribute.
RIEDEL Veloce is the perfect glass for wine connoisseurs. A modern glass with impressive balance and feel, appealing price and dishwasher safe.
And, like all RIEDEL glasses, RIEDEL Veloce presents the wine at its best!
We owe this to the skills of our technicians and our years of experience in machine production.
Maximilian J. Riedel