A collection of machine-blown stemware which is elegant, sophisticated, highly transparent and sparkling. The lightweight stemglasses have features typical of mouth-blown although sturdier and precise (faithful to specifications); manufactured in High-Tech Lead-Free Crystal Glass SON.hyx. VINEA collection is characterized by a captivating unique design as it combines classic shapes with more contemporary and functional ones. This collection is dedicated to the most important native (autochthonous) Italian vine varietals. The stemglasses have been designed through the use of correlated research and trials and subsequently tested by Centro Studi Assaggiatori using the Advanced Big Sensory Test® and the Analogic-Affective Big Sensory Test® to mark them out. VINEA stemglasses best highlight the sensorial perceptions of each vine varietals emphasizing their organoleptic qualities. The shapes of all items in the VINEA collection differ from all the other stemglasses present on the market as the wine contained releases an “explosion” of all the characteristics flavors of the territory of origin while at the same time lessening the alcoholic elements in the aroma. By doing so, connoisseurs and novices alike will find the taste and aroma enjoyable. Taste the Difference, The shapes and dimensions of the stemglasses are such as to: Lessen the perception of the alcoholic elements enhancing only the true aromas of the specific vine varietals. Balance the gustatory perceptions and aromatic elements; excellent mouthfeel. Make the aromatic perception intense and balanced. Allow the wine to have a slow and intense aeration without modifying the typical aromas. Recent studies and research on VINEA stemglasses have once again confirmed that the wine changes its taste and aromas depending on the shape and dimension of the glass used. Due to the unique design of the bowl, the aromas’ diffusion has a “Ring effect”; the alcoholic elements concentrate outwards while the wine specific aromas will develop in central part of the bowl. Such phenomena identified in VINEA stemglasses enhances both the wine’s aromas and flavors without any interference with gaseous ethanol. Gaseous ethanol condenses partly on the walls of the bowl and partly vanishes towards the rim without affecting the olfactory evaluation.
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.