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Enjoy the Bouquet of a Classic Coke in an Austrian Riedel glass

January 10, 2014

Renowned Austrian company makes first glass for nonalcoholic drink

Riedel is the Austrian glassware maker that has been creating glasses to match different wine grapes for decades. As published in a NYT article, it just introduced a glass commissioned by the soft drink giant, Coca Cola. “Coca-Cola recommends drinking from the original glass bottle, and this shape suggests it,” said Georg J. Riedel, who heads the 250-year-old company. “We brought 18 glasses to the tasting panel in Atlanta and our sauvignon blanc glass seemed best, so we fine-tuned that bowl shape to form the glass.” It’s Riedel’s first for a nonalcoholic drink.

Riedel: “Inspired by the iconic curves of the original Coca-Cola contour bottle, this glass is designed to enhance the drinking experience. Shaped by trial and error by a panel of industry experts and Coca-Cola lovers, this form captures the distinct spices, aroma, and taste of Coca-Cola and creates a magical sensorial experience. A unique glass for a taste like no other. “