Founded in 1756, Austrias Riedel Crystal is the worlds premier manufacturer of wine glasses and has always catered to the fine wine connoisseur. However, these wine tumblers are part of the companys first attempt at producing a lower priced wine glass for casual entertaining. Like Riedels prestigious Vinum series of glasses, these tumblers are specifically designed for a particular grape varietal and still maintain their ability to enhance the flavors and aromas of the wines they were intended for. The only difference is that the tumblers are missing their stems, making them slightly less delicate to handle, more modern in appearance, and easier to fit in smaller cabinets, mini bars, picnic baskets, and the dishwasher.
The O series of glasses are made of machine-made of non-leaded glass. The shape of the two glasses in this set is specifically recommended for full-bodied red wines, such as Pinot or Nebbiolo. Each glass holds 23-7/8 ounces of wine, stands 4-1/2 inches tall, and is completely dishwasher-safe. --Cristina Vaamonde
Designed by 11th generation, Maximilian Riedel, these Riedel O Pinot Noir/Nebbilio tumblers are reminiscent of the Vinum bowls, only without the stem. Trendy and sophisticated, these tumblers will perform much like Riedel's preceding wineglass creations, but will also fit easily into the dishwasher or cupboard without the worries of breaking the stem. For those who would like to experience the concept of matching the shape of the glass to the grape without the traditional stemmed glass, these Riedel O wine tumblers are the answer!