Introduced in 1986, Vinum was the first machine-made series of glasses in history
to be based exclusively on the characteristics of quality, reasonably price and wide distribution.
Vinum has had a permanent impact on the globe's wine glass culture. These glasses have proved to
consumers and restauranteurs that the pleasure of consuming wine starts with the glass.
The Vinum collection, developed by Georg Riedel on the principle that the content commands the
shape, is the "Vitrum-Vinothek" for every day use. Vinum is made of over 24% lead crystal.
"The Riedel family has never stamped its name on a single bottle of wine. But over the past 50
years, this Austrian clan of master glassmakers has done more to enhance the oenophile's pleasure
than almost any winemaking dynasty".
Vinum/Montrachet/Chardonnay - Ref. No. 6416/97
For the appreciation of dry white wines exceeding 14% alcohol or oak-aged full bodied, concentrated
dry white wines with medium to low acidity such as wines from Mersault and vineyard sites such as
Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet and made from the grape variety Chardonay.
Vinum/Sauvignon Blanc - Ref. No. 6416/33
For the appreciation of dry aromatic white wines below 14% alcohol, medium to light body with high
acidity such as wines from Bordeaux (white), Graves Blanc, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and made from
grape varieties such as Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and sweet white wines such as
Sauternes, Tokaji, Beerenauslese, Icewine.
Vinum/Bordeaux - Ref. No. 6416/0
For the appreciation of concentrated, intense red wines, high in tanin and medium acidity, such as
wines from Bordeaux (red) or wines made from grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Vinum/Burgundy - Ref. No. 6416/7
For the appreciation of medium bodied red wines with high acidity and medium to low tannins such as
wines from Barbaresca, Barolo, Beaujolais, Burgundy (red) or wines made from grape varieties like
Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Gamay.