Elegance and perfect design are the terms that best describe the Riedel Max glasses. The long stems are the special feature of this series and a great challenge for machine-based production. “Our technicians have reached the maximum of what machine-based production is capable of. The length of the stems took them to the limits of technical feasibility. And that’s what inspired the name Riedel Max,” explains Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation managing director of the family business.The Cabernet glass is perfect for full-bodied, complex red wines that are high in tannin. The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasizes the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance.