Riedel is known for creating glasses for specific wines—a Barolo glass, a Chablis glass and the like. What is the "O" line for?
It's for kitchen entertaining. If you have friends over and don't want to set up the dining room, you entertain in your kitchen. There's not a lot of space, and people will talk with their hands and feet and tip over a glass. A classic stem might break, but the "O" is like a Weeble: It wobbles and gets right back up. When I come home from work, I take out an "O" glass for water—you should never drink wine thirsty. Then I pour wine into the same glass. In September, we introduced a pink "O" glass to raise money for breast cancer research ($25 a pair; 888-4-RIEDEL or riedel.com).
What kind of plates do you use at home?
Raynaud custom-made my china (from $68 a plate; 732-751-0500 or devinecorp.net). I like to have everything tailored, from my plates to my shirts. I take special trips to Venice to have my shirts made at Camiceria San Marco (Calle Vallaresso 1340; 011-39-041-522-1432).
What's your favorite travel destination?
My family spends a week every June at the Westin Excelsior resort on Lido, an island off the coast of Venice (Lungomare Marconi 41; 011-39-041-526-0201 or starwood.com). I also like to drive on the Amalfi coast. There is the most romantic hotel, Le Sirenuse, which is built into the rocks above the ocean, with a beautiful view (Via C. Colombo 30, Positano; 011-39-089-875-066 or sirenuse.it).