Posted 11 months ago
AFTER THE LEERDAMS, I DECIDED TO GET 6 MORE FLUTES, BUT BY A DIFFERENT MAKER AND IN A DIFFERENT SHAPE.
I WENT SHOPPING FOR RIEDEL. AND LO AND BEHOLD, IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! WITH ONE VERY SPECIFIC DESIGN: MILLENIUM 2000.
THE REASON IS QUITE SIMPLE: ON AUGUST, 2000, MY MATE AND I COMMITED TO EACH OTHER IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP CEREMONY. SO THESE FLUTES WERE AN ANNIVERSARY OF SORTS. AND SINCE WE TIED THE KNOT DAYS BEFORE OUR BIRTHDAYS THIS YEAR, IT AL MADE KIND OF SYMBOLIC SENSE.
PICTURE 02 SHOWS HOW THEY ARE PACKAGED. I HAVE ONLY FOUND 2 WITH THEIR PACKAGING. THE OTHER 5 DO NOT HAVE IT. BUT SINCE EACH STEM IS SIGNED AND MARKED EXHAUSTIVELY, IT DOES NOT MATTER.
THERE ARE OTHER MILLENIIUM FLUTE DESIGNS, CORRESPONDING TO 1998,1999, 2001, 2002 AND 2003.
FROM THE RIEDEL WEBSITE
This glass was the third in a series of six glasses produced by Riedel to celebrate and commemorate the Millenium. The flute is made of Riedel's famous lead-crystal and the bowl is based on Riedel's famous Vinum champagne glass design. Each glass is 9 1/2 inches high and holds 6 ounces of bubbly. But the most visually stimulating part of the design is Riedel's unique elliptical stem, which was machine-crafted to create an elongated zero (0), which in essence creates a double-stem. The year 2000 is also etched into the base of the glass right below the traditional etching of Riedel, ensuring this glass's authenticity. You are buying a true collectors item. Riedel has destroyed the mold for this glass. No more glasses will ever be made.
SO FAR, WE HAVE RECEIVED ONLY TWO, AND BELIEVE ME, THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUT TO WORK!
AGAIN I ASK: HOW CAN I CLASSIFY THIS ENTRY?