Join Riedel & the Denver Food + Wine Festival for two educational and entertaining programs that will change your wine life forever!
In a unique and fascinating wine tasting, sommelier Shelley Sale will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a wine glass — the Riedel Performance glass — and your perception and enjoyment of the wine within.
With three generations of experience in creating functional, grape-varietal specific glassware, Riedel Performance is the result of 10th and 11th generations Georg and Maximilian Riedel’s drive to continually improve on what has come before.
This technologically advanced collection is the first Riedel series to feature bowls with a light optic impact. Detailed research by the Riedel family, aimed at improving the organoleptic wine experience, revealed that increasing the inner surface area of the glass had a positive impact on the perception of the bouquet and flavor of the wine.
This was achieved through a unique optical effect, which not only adds a pleasing visual aspect to the bowl, but also expands the surface area, allowing the wine to open up and fully show every aroma and subtle nuance.
Consisting of lightweight, durable, and dishwasher-safe shapes, Riedel Performance glasses are executed by machine in sparkling crystal glass.
After the seminar, you will take home your own four-glass Riedel Performance kit, valued at $178.
In another unique and fascinating wine tasting, sommelier Shelley Sale will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a wine glass — the Riedel Veloce glass — and your perception and enjoyment of the wine within.
This new glass collection looks and feels handmade, but is, in fact, produced by machine, using state-of-the-art technologies and is a true precision tool. Only advanced machine production can guarantee such precise glass design language, in harmony with the respective profile of the grape variety.
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 Riedel 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, providing 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.
Riedel Veloce is the perfect glass for wine connoisseurs.
After the seminar, you will take home your own four-glass Riedel Veloce kit, valued at $178.