Maximilian J. Riedel is to become president of Riedel Crystal, from July 1.

Maximilian Riedel, the 11th-generation CEO of Riedel Crystal, has won the 125th anniversary Pratt Legend Award, from the Pratt Institute.

Absolut Vodka has launched Crystal Pinstripe, the next generation of its 2010-released Crystal bottle, to global travel retail.

Remy Martin has launched its Louis XIII cognac in a jeroboam decanter. The new format has a £16,000 price tag and there are 100 jeroboams available.

Rémy Martin has announced the sale of a 1930s crystal carafe containing Louis XIII cognac, for an estimated €50,000.

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