Issue: May 31, 2004
Claus Josef Riedel, who developed Riedel Crystal's first line of stemware tailored to different wine varietals, died on March 17 of a heart attack. He was 79. Riedel was president of Austria-based Riedel Crystal from 1957 until 1994; his son Georg now runs the company.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 2004.