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|Product Type: Red wine glass||Style: Classic|
|Color: Clear||Primary Material: Lead Crystal|
|Fade Resistant: Yes||Glass/Crystal Component: Yes|
|Gift Box Included: Yes||Number of Glasses In Set: 2|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Capacity: 33.88 Ounces|
|Formal: Yes||Country of Manufacture: Austria|
|Assembly Required: No|
This Bohemian glass merchant was the starting point for a direct line through several generations down to today´s corporate head Georg J. Riedel and his son Maximillian. Each Riedel in this long chain has been able to contribute his personal skills and views to expand the company´s success and make it what it is today. The Riedel story begins in 1678 in the northern part of Bohemia, bordering Schlesia - today the Czech republic and Poland respectively. This part of Bohemia was a German speaking enclave known as the Sudetenland. The Venetians brought back the knowledge of glass making from the Near East around 1.000 A.D. The knowledge of producing glass spread slowly towards the northern part of Europe, searching for energy, critical to the melting of glass. Wood was the source, causing a glass maker migration to the forests. Due to this migration, a glass culture developed in Bohemia in the 17th century.
CHRISTY from Lake Jackson, TX– Verified Buyer
These were a gift. Recipient was thrilled with them. He is a wine connoisseur and appreciates fine crystal as well!
Thomas from Germantown, TN– Verified Buyer
Very fragile glass, but packed well and made it safely. Much larger than I had expected, but good for letting big Cabs breathe.
Jonathan Grebow from West Orange, NJ– Verified Buyer
Bought them as a gift for my dad. He loved them. Can't wait to drink from them. They are beautiful, perfectly clear and dishwasher safe!