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Riedel Swan Decanter Review

September 8, 2016 0 Comments
Riedel Swan Decanter

Riedel Swan Decanter

The Riedel Swan Decanter is a hand-made and hand blown wine decanter that has been made in the shape of a swan. It is a popular design with customers who like the elegant lines of the swan’s neck. The body of the swan holds the wine while the tail is where you pour the wine into the Riedel decanter.

It is easy to hold too as the curve of the glass provides an easy and relaxed grip for pouring. The body of the swan where the wine is held is suitably wide so as to ensure the wine is allowed to ‘breathe’ and develop to its potential best. The design is completely functional while at the same time presents as a unique artistic creation.

Anyone looking for a quality gift for a wine aficionado will appreciate the qualities of this Riedel decanter and you can expect it to provide much appreciation to the recipient for many years to come.

Features of the Riedel Swan Decanter

Design – an elegant wine decanter crafted into the shape of a swan’s neck, body and tail
Capacity – you can pour one standard bottle of wine into the decanter
Height – is 23 5/8 inches high so will look quite impressive on a dinner table
Materials – 24% lead crystal is used so that premium radiance, sparkle and clarity is achieved to match the elegance of the design
Pour Spout – is drip resistant for easy drip free pouring
Fill Spout – is wide so that it is easy to pour wine into the decanter
Cleaning – because of the lead crystal, it is recommended the wine decanter is washed by hand for best results

Specifications

Measures: 9.2 x 5 x 23.5 inches
Weighs: 3 pounds
Item No: 2007/2

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Pouring wine from the Riedel Swan Decanter

What’s Great About the Riedel Decanter?

  • Stunning piece of workmanship
  • Sparkles and glistens in the light, particularly a spotlight
  • Very special decanter
  • Elegant piece of glassware
  • Makes an excellent gift for someone who appreciates good wines
  • Made from hand blown glass crystal

What’s Not So Great

  • No negative feedback to date

Customer Feedback and Reviews

A few customers have left feedback for the Riedel Swan Decanter and they give it a perfect rating. The features that impress them most relate to its construction and appearance. All customers love the shape of the decanter as well as how it looks when presented on a dinner table underneath a spotlight. Their response was always appreciative of the stunning glass work. To read more about what customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Our Recommendation

The best price I’ve found for this beautiful decanter is online, you can check for the lowest price here. Customers recognize that this wine decanter is a standalone item of artistic beauty, as well as a functional decanter that can present a good wine to its best advantage. Based on customer feedback, we are pleased to recommend it to discerning wine lovers and anyone looking for an exceptional gift.

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Riedel Amadeo Decanter Review

March 10, 2016 0 Comments
Riedel Amadeo Decanter

Riedel Amadeo Decanter

The Riedel Amadeo Decanter was developed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Riedel Family and it is a truly stunning decanter. It is handmade and has been mouth-blown by artisan glass makers in Europe, to result in a completely functional, yet uniquely beautiful glass sculpture which will grace your table with its beauty – particularly when filled with a fine red wine.

No two of these Amadeo decanters are the same, just as good wines are not the same. Its functionality extends to include excellent aeration which will allow your wine to fully develop its flavor through the decanting process. It will decant one standard-size bottle of wine.

This Riedel decanter will add a special element to any environment it is placed in. Anyone who has an appreciation for fine wine and the decanting process will also appreciate the special qualities that contribute to the unique properties of this one of a kind decanter.

Features of the Riedel Amadeo Decanter

Design

  • Very sturdy – you don’t need to worry about it tipping over
  • Beautiful crystal sculpture
  • Easy to pour
  • Mouth-blown and hand-made by skilled artisans

Shape

  • This decanter features sensuous curves in a U-shape with the pour spout graduating up to a delicate point
  • Space saving design
  • Unique and elegant

Capacity

  • 59-ounce full capacity
  • Perfect for decanting a standard-size bottle of wine

Materials

  • Lead crystal adds clarity and brilliance to glass

These features ensure you receive a decanter that is not only unique, but beautiful and functional as well. In case you were wondering about a handle, one side of the U shape serves this purpose. The narrowest opening of the two, serves as the pouring mechanism.

Just out of interest, it is also named Amadeo, after and in honor of Mozart, whose music the decanter resembles in that it is lively and interesting. The Riedel Amadeo Decanter also makes a beautiful gift for a wine connoisseur who is also able to appreciate an innovative, yet functional modern design.Riedel Amadeo Decanter

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 15 inches
  • Weight – 2.8 pounds
  • Item model number: 1756/13
  • Manufacturer: Riedel

Pros

  • Beauty plus function equals perfection – the customer who offered this comment says it all quite simply
  • Excellent aeration
  • Effortless, precise dispensing of wine
  • Beautiful crystal sculpture

Cons

  • A couple of customers received cracked or scratched decanters

User Ratings

Customers that have left reviews for the Riedel Amadeo Decanter have given it an above average rating. Reviews are polarized with some giving high scores and some giving very low. There are customers that gave it a low review because they received a scratched or cracked decanter, but requested replacements. If you would like to see what customers have to say, you can read the reviews here.

Recommendation

The Riedel Amadeo Decanter is a stunning piece of workmanship and an excellent decanter which will provide good aeration to your wine. A majority of the customers have nothing but good things to say about it both in terms of function and beauty. They have no hesitation in recommending it as an excellent purchase, either for yourself or as a special gift to someone who has an appreciation for fine wine.

Riedel O Decanter Review

January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Riedel O Decanter

Riedel O Decanter

The Riedel O Decanter is a beautifully designed decanter and like most decanters from Riedel, this one is hand blown and made from leaded crystal. It is also part of the ‘O’ collection of tumblers. The decanter features an upward well which is the perfect size for placing one’s thumb in while pouring and acts to provide a ‘splay’ effect when wine is poured. This means that wine can be more fully oxygenated so as to release its bouquet. The upward well is also known as a punt.

From a functional perspective, the decanter has an angled lip so that wine is easy to pour and when held. The unique hold position of having the thumb inside the well and the remaining four fingers around the decanter is said to be a very stable position from which to pour and results in having a lot of control.

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Features of the Riedel O Decanter

    • It is designed to accompany Riedel’s popular “O” Series glassware
    • Uses lead crystal for brilliance and clarity
    • Produced by world renowned Austrian glass-makers
    • Will hold a 750 ml bottle
    • Should be hand washed for maximum care and protection

Benefits

The primary benefit of having a decanter of this type is to oxygenate the wine. The ‘splay’ on the bottom of the decanter allows for this to happen so that your wine can be enhanced, allowing for older as well as younger wines to open up, breath and release their individual bouquets. This is said to assist the wine to reach its full potential and in this particular case, it is done in a fun way.

Product Details for the Riedel O Decanter

Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.8 x 6.2 inches
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Item model number: 1414 / 13

Pros

  • Very comfortable to hold
  • Pours easily
  • Excellent quality and value
  • Very functional

Cons

  • Size is deceptive – customers thought it was larger than it actually is

User Ratings and Reviews

Customers that have left reviews for the Riedel O Decanter have given it an excellent rating. Most of the reviewers rated the decanter with very high scores, indicating their satisfaction with the product. Comments from happy customers center around the decanter being functional, classy, beautiful, elegant, easy to handle, excellent quality, easy to pour and has a substantial feel. One customer thought the shape was a hindrance while pouring another complained about the difficulty with cleaning and drying the decanter.

Customers also like that it perfectly accompanies the “O” collection of stem-less glasses from Riedel as well as being a wonderful gift for someone who has a genuine appreciation for fine wines. To see more of what customers had to say about the decanter you can read the reviews here.

Recommedation

The Riedel O Decanter is available online at a competitive price, to check for the most current price, you can find it here. Customers have again proven to hold a genuine appreciation for a beautiful piece of hand-crafted lead crystal and based on their positive comments, recommend the decanter to others.

 

Riedel Cornetto Single Crystal Decanter – Review

December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Riedel Cornetto Wine Decanter

Riedel Cornetto

The Riedel Cornetto Single Crystal Decanter is a stylish and elegant piece of art which is made to resemble the graceful neck of a swan. It is also of course, a wine decanter made by Austrian glass blowers for Riedel who have hand sculpted full-lead crystal into a swan’s neck, managing to create an artistic and functional piece. As a decanter it is easy to hold and easy to pour from. As a creative piece of glass work, it is even easier to appreciate.

The mouth of the decanter has been cut on an angle so as to compliment the elegant arch of the swan’s neck. You are able to savoir your wine while at the same time savoring the beauty of the decanter. For brilliance and clarity, the decanter has been crafted from full-lead crystal.

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Features of the Riedel Cornetto Decanter

    • Elongated decanter
    • Crafted from full-lead crystal for clarity and brilliance
    • Mouth-blown in Austria by world-renowned glassmakers
    • Exposes wine to oxygen for more developed bouquet and fuller flavours
    • Best washed by hand

 

Benefits

From a functional perspective, the decanter provides a welcome benefit in that it can help to reduce sediment from forming in the bottom, however it will still allow various bouquets to form as a result of exposure to oxygen, which is after all, the reason for decanting.

Product Details

Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.8 x 12.8 inches
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Manufacturer: Riedel
Item model number: 1977 / 13

Pros

    • It will hold 26 ½ ounces of wine
    • Very easy to handle and hold
    • Very easy to pour from
    • Very lovely to look at


Cons

    • It can sometimes drip a little bit
    • It can take a little while to dry after being rinsed

User Ratings and Reviews

Customers that have left feedback for the Riedel Cornetto Decanter have given it an outstanding rating. While all ratings were favorable, a couple of concerns were raised. These were that sometimes the decanter can drip and it can also take a while to dry out inside, after rinsing. I’d recommend a decanter drying stand to help accelerate drying.

Overall, customers had an appreciation for the artistic value of the decanter as well as finding it easy to pour from, elegant, unique, practical and very easy to use. To see more of what customers have to say about the product, you can read the reviews here.

Recommendation

The Riedel Cornetto Single Crystal Decanter is available online and you can check for the most current price here. Customers love this decanter and as with other Riedel products they are able to appreciate its unique qualities as well as the handmade excellence that goes into producing Riedel lead crystal decanters. Customers are also aware of the combination of practical functionality and artistic qualities, so on the basis of positive customer feedback, the decanter is recommended.

 

Riedel Magnum Cabernet Decanter Review

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Riedel Magnum Cabernet Decanter

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The Riedel Magnum Cabernet Decanter is excellent for decanting red wines, particularly older red wines. It is 11 inches tall and can hold two regular sized bottles of wine, although the reds respond better to decanting when it is only half filled. By allowing sediment to settle, older reds are suitably clarified prior to drinking. The decanter is without color and the walls are very thin as a result of the lead crystal having been machine blown.

The Riedel Magnum decanter is also easy to pour from as a result of the shape of the neck which features an easy curve that is easy to hold while pouring. This decanter is made from 24 percent lead crystal, its surface is coarse and soft so that it tends to hold a wine’s aroma. As a result of this, hand washing is recommended.

Features of the Riedel Magnum Cabernet Decanter

Design – a large, elegant, thin walled suited to older red wines
Suitable For – displaying the color of younger wines and clarifying older red wines
Capacity – holds 64 ounces which equates to two standard bottles of wine. Customers have concurred in their opinion that only filling with one bottle, provides a better effect during the decanting process.
Materials – 24 percent lead crystal that has been machine blown to result in a very fine glass
Height – 11 inches
Pouring – is comfortable due to the curved neck that encourages an easy grip
Cleaning – washing by hand is recommended due the nature of the lead crystal in have a soft, yet coarse surface that is prone to holding onto aromas. Hand washing effectively removes odors and is aroma free for the next use

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Specification

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 10.8 inches
Weighs: 1.5 pounds
Item No: 1440-26

What’s Great About the Riedel Magnum Decanter?

  • Large size
  • Classically shaped
  • “Extreme” decanter
  • Glass is very thin and fine
  • Makes a thoughtful gift
  • Good value and appears more expensive than what you pay
  • Pours easily
  • Allows wines to ‘open up’
  • Functionally piece of glassware
  • Footprint isn’t too large for storing when not being used

What’s Not So Great

  • Ultra-thin glass requires a lot of care

Customer Feedback and Reviews

Customers that have left feedback for the Riedel Magnum decanter give it an outstanding rating. Things customers like about it include its elegant appearance, size and functionality, as well as the thin glass it is made from. While it is possible to fit a ‘magnum’ into this fine piece of glassware, the larger volume of wine does not allow the wine to properly ‘breathe’. Customers generally prefer to use it with a regular sized bottle of wine for best results. To read more about what customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Recommendation

The Riedel decanter is available online and you can check for the lowest price here. Customers appreciate the elegance and functionality of this decanter and feel it represents good value for their money. Based on outstanding customer feedback, we are pleased to recommend the Riedel.

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