An illustrious brand like Riedel would argue that good glasses improve a wine experience. Having been in the glass-making game since 1756, Riedel’s name has become synonymous with quality glassware for all your drinking needs, from sipping a glass of red to cap off a Friday night, to having a full-on, pro-level wine evaluation. If you’re ever at a wine masterclass and they’ve got Riedel crystal set up, you know it means business.

With 11 generations to the family-run brand’s name, and its stately reputation, there’s no question that a Riedel piece is going to cost a pretty penny. Owning its wine glasses is one notch up the pricing ladder, but to make it a splurge, go for something truly centrepiece-worthy, such as a decanter shaped like a bugle.

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That’s right, a bugle.

If we hadn’t explicitly stated this was a decanter, you could very well mistake it for an instrument. Inspired by how horns were used to signal the arrival of mail during the 18th and 19th centuries in Austria, Riedel’s decanter is an impressive piece of mouth-blown mastery over glass. Give this a home on your dining table when you have guests over, and it’s bound to impress, even when your wine knowledge won’t.

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The delicate curvature of the decanter shows true glassworking skill.

This chic piece of wine equipment intends to enhance your drinking experience, and aside from proper aeration, being lauded for your good taste is another way to make that full-bodied Syrah go down easy. It’ll just set you back S$940.

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Beatrice Bowers
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Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.