Riedel launches dog decanter to mark Chinese New Year

Riedel has unveiled a new ‘Dog’ decanter to celebrate Chinese Year of the Dog.

The decanter features the howling profile of a dog’s head on the inside, to celebrate the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac calendar. It’s set to debut in February 2018.

The crystal decanter is decorated with stripes of black and red – the colour of luck, success and happiness – from its base to spout. The dog’s concave profile also assists the decanting process, helping to aerate wine as it is being poured in.

“We now have a tradition to uphold in terms of the Chinese calendar,” said Maximilian J. Riedel, the 11th generation CEO and President of Riedel. “Our first decanter in this series was the Dragon in 2012. After that came Boa the snake in 2013, the Horse in 2014 and Ayam the rooster in 2017.”

Riedel’s ‘Dog’ decanter is available from riedel.co.uk at a price of £495.