The glasses in the Tentazioni line are designed to preserve the entire aromatic structure of the wine, mitigating the volatile alcoholic component. This allows the aromas to be released in all their glory as the wine leaves the bowl, enhancing the pleasure of tasting. As shown in the photo, the bowl is shaped to create a unique aromatic "ring" effect, preventing interference between volatile alcohol and the wine aromas. And that's not all. The double chimney holds the aromatic molecules in the headspace for a particularly long time without releasing them into the air. This enhances the fruity taste of the wine while the acidic and bitter components are minimized. The shape and dimensions of the Tentazioni glasses were conceived using an experimental process. The diameter, "D", of the free surface of the wine in the bowl (10 cl) is approximately 8 times the depth (d) of the wine. This leads to two results: High levels of wine aeration and the molecules of alcohol move rapidly toward the walls of the bowl, leaving only the aromatic molecules of the wine in the central part. This creates a "ring" aromatic distribution, as illustrated: The red lines represent the alcoholic components, the green lines represent the aromas of the wine. The wide rounded bowl allows the complex aromas to spread and aerate, highlighting the richness of their fragrances. The wine can also be swirled horizontally in the cup without rising up or leaving the alcohol on the walls which would interfere with the aromatic structure. This design allowed for the creation of specialized Tester glasses for different styles of wine, such as Orange Wines and Prosecco, and for Spirits.
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.