Last month, we featured the “perfect” beer glass – a glass with a built-in channel to help produce the perfect aroma and head. Today, we present the perfect wine glass. In the case of this glass, “perfect” may be synonymous with spill-proof. SuperDuperStudio, a design studio in San Francisco, used traditional Italian and Scandinavian glass blowing techniques to arrive at what it calls The Saturn Wine Glass.
Hand-shaped molten glass
The glass is handmade, and is hand-shaped in its molten state before it’s blown into its final form with the help of a mold. After molding, the glass is annealed overnight, which allows the glass to cool slowly to relieve stress. This also helps it keep its shape and toughens the finished product. Finally, the perfect wine glass is cut and polished.
If you’ve ever tried to clean up a wine stain, you may have a better appreciation for the perfection of the Saturn Wine Glass. Now, what’s “perfect” for white wine may not be perfect for red wine. Fortunately, the designers at SuperDuperStudio have created two different glasses – one for each kind of wine.
In case you’re wondering what the difference between a red and white wine glass is, consider this. Red wine glasses are typically taller and wider than white wine glasses are. The reason has to do with the wine. Red wine is more complex than white wine, and requires a roomier glass to allow the flavors and aromas to blend perfectly. In either case, the Saturn Wine Glass won’t let you spill either variety.
The glasses are stackable, which allows them to sit more compactly in cupboards and on bar shelves. They’re lead-free, but don’t put them in your dishwasher. Instead, give them the hand-washing treatment and they’ll be yours for a lifetime.
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