Tradition and innovation, the Riedel company can proudly look back on its 250-year success story. From its beginnings down to this day, for 11 generations Riedel Glass has stood for the high art of glassmaking. Claus Riedel was the first person to design the shape of a glass according to the character of the wine. As such he is the inventor of the "functional" wine glass. The Riedel glass and crystal makers create a true "zest for life" out of the versatile material of glass to taste the best of wines and Champagnes.