Discover how the quality of the glass, the shapes and design of Luigi Bormioli’s products make the difference. BIRRATEQUE™ collection has been developed in collaboration with Centro Studi Assaggiatori (International specialists of sensory analysis). Every Beer Style has unique organoleptic characteristics, for this reason each specific Beer Style should be served in the appropriate glass so that all its organoleptic features will be emphasized. The shapes and dimensions of this new glassware collection are the results of studies, research and tests. Only in this way it will be possible to experience the true aromas of the beer. On the contrary, if the glass is filled up to the rim the aromatic molecules of the beer will drift out and vanish in the surrounding environment and its flavor will be distorted. Glass shape and glass quality influence the color, aroma and the taste of beer. The glass shape must match the Beer Style that is poured into it. The internal volume of the glass must be greater than that of the beer poured into it, in order to create an adequate aromatic chamber (Head Space).
Before Your First Use: Remove all labels from your glassware. Wash the glasses in warm water using a gentle, non-abrasive dishwashing detergent or place directly in your dishwasher. Rinse and dry immediately with a lint-free towel or cloth.
To hand wash, use a gentle, non-abrasive dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly to assure no detergent residue is left as this can interfere with the aroma and taste of wines, beers and other beverages. Dry immediately with a lint-free towel or cloth.
Please note that Luigi Bormioli glassware is dishwasher safe. If you choose to clean your stemware in a dishwasher, arrange securely in the top rack with the bowl facing down. DO NOT place in the bottom rack or lay glasses on their sides. Once the cleaning cycle is complete, immediately remove glasses from the dishwasher and hand dry with a lint-free towel or cloth.
Warning: Do not subject stemware to extreme temperature changes as this may cause them to crack or break.
About the World's Leading Glassware Maker
Parma, Italy, halfway between Bologna and Milan, has a glorious history that traces back to the Etruscans. Perhaps best known for its splendid architecture and its foods (especially the incomparable parmigiano reggiano cheeses and its prosciutto di Parma), the region is also a center of art and music, higher learning, and glassmaking, foremost the world's leading glassware manufacturer, Luigi Bormioli.
The company was founded in 1946 by Mr. Luigi Bormioli, who led it to international prominence. The Bormioli family continues his mission: a commitment to great design, traditional Italian craftsmanship and new-age glassmaking technology to create beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Luigi Bormioli rivals fine crystal in appearance and elegance, but is lead-free, affordably priced and widely available.