With the launch of the machine-made Winewings, Riedel has taken yet another bold step forward in enhancing the enjoyment of wine among millions of fans through its unrelenting emphasis on innovation and research. The new shape is the result of 12 months of development by Georg Riedel. It features a flat bottom and is reminiscent of an airplane wing and winglets.
“I chose a flat and stretched bottom with a wing-like shape as it increases the surface area of the wine exposed to oxygen. This leads to greater levels of evaporation and enables a greater intensity of aroma,” says Georg. “When positioning one’s head to the glass, the nose is closer to the exposed and wider surface of the wine. This alone would not fully deliver the optimal aroma of each grape variety so, to capture the delicate layered aromas, it was necessary to curve the glass walls and to correctly calibrate the opening of each glass with its rim diameter.”