Established in 1756, Riedel has been producing glass in the heart of Europe for over 250 years and eleven generations. Claus J. Riedel is renowned for creating grape-specific stemware that delivers the optimal bouquet, taste, balance, and finish of a wine to the senses. As wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. says: "The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make."