Join the live conversation with Maximilian Riedel, Franco Kozlović and Tomislav Tuđen about the Riedel Malvasia Istrian glass

19.06.2020

Riedel is the most famous wine glass manufacturer in the world. It is a factory with a tradition of more than 260 years, and is currently headed by Maximilian Riedel, a representative of the 11th generation of the family.

What makes them the best and most famous in this industry is the fact that they were the first to discover that the shape of the glass affects the taste of the wine we drink from it. So today in their portfolio they have specialized glasses for all the most famous wine varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir.

We are very honored that one Croatian variety, Istrian Malvasia, entered the company, for which Riedel created a glass in 2013. It was presented at the then jubilee 20th Vinistra by the then first man of the company, Georg Riedel, Maximilian's father. Although it seemed impossible at the time, the project was realized thanks to the company Miva d.o.o., the importer of Riedel and several Istrian winemakers who supported it from the very beginning.

At a time of situation that has befallen us in the last few months, Maximilian Riedel has launched an interesting project on Instagram. Once a week he has live conversations with the biggest names from the world of wine. His interlocutors so far have been, among others, Olivier Krug, cellar master Dom Perignona Vincent Chaperon, the Gaius and Frescobaldi families, Veronique Drouhin.

Here, too, Croatia has found its place, so next week we will have a live Instagram conversation between Maximilian Riedel, the best Croatian winemaker Franko Kozlović, and Tomislav Tuđen, the executive director of Miva and the coordinator of the Malvasia glass project.

Find out how the glass came to be, who all took part and how it ended up being something of a local project all over the world on Wednesday, 24.6. at 6 pm on Instagram channels @riedel_official and @mivagalerijavina.