crystal decanter 

Riedel Crystal Decanter

The Riedel crystal decanter originates from the well known Austrian company, Riedel. They are the manufacturer or many glass ware products including crystal ware.

Riedel makes:

the finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes (Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate)

The Riedel family is famous for their high quality products related to wine. The glasses and decanters speak of professionalism and pure enjoyment of wine.

Throughout the years they have extended their business all over the world, and now they are internationally renown with shops in the US, Canada, UK and many other countries.

To properly clean your Riedel signature crystal decanter, rinse it with water water right after it has been used. Don't let the wine dry inside. It should be rinsed until the water shows through clear.

Once the water has been all drained out, remove any excess from the sprout area with a microfiber cloth. To remove any extra stains and hard to remove residue, use the Riedel's decanter beads by swirling with water and then draining into a sieve. In case you don't have always the time to clean your decanter properly right after usage, fill it with warm water so the residue will not dry and leave any stains in the bottle.

Click here to learn more about the Riedel reusable decanter beads.

Riedel bottle cleanerExcept the beautiful crystal decanters, Riedel has come up with an interesting idea to clean the bottles. The Riedel bottle cleaner beads are made of smooth stainless steel work by being submerged in water where they sink to the bottom of the bottle. As soon as the bottle is agitated gently, the balls shart moving around creating a light friction against the hard surface of the glass. This will remove any stubborn residue and provide for an even and smooth cleaning that leaves no lines behind.

This effectively eliminates cutting your hands on the glass or accidentally breaking the bottle. If the bottle has a narrow neck, the pearls are at their best in their action. Also it works perfectly in any irregular shaped pieces of glass or vases. Very easy to store when not in use by placing them in a black plastic jar that has a screw-off lid for easy opening. At less than $10 is the perfect gift to give to any wine lover!

As the Times Magazine mentions:

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

A bit of extra news:

Saturday, May 15, 2010 has seen an interesting wine tasting session at Elk Creek Vineyards. The Participants received a free Vinum XL tasting set valued at $122.99. Amazing!