As is commonly known, all wines are enhanced by good stemware. If you are looking for a gift for a wine lover in your life or for yourself, look no further than Zalto stemware. Each glass is created from a single piece of mouth-blown glass from the lip of the bowl to the base of the stem. These lead-free glasses are the epitome of thinness and delicacy, almost too delicate to hold. Yet they are dishwasher safe and reportedly quite durable. (After multiple washings, ours are still intact.)
The Zalto Universal works for reds, whites and even champagne. Manufactured in Austria, the curves of the bowls are tilted at 24, 48 and 72 degrees, which, according to Zalto literature, happens to be the tilt angles of the Earth and “accentuates complexity and finesse.” Dick and I have been field-testing ours for about a week and can report that it is a delight to drink wine from them, tilt angles notwithstanding. Expensive? Rather, but it’s a form-meets-function ethereal experience you’ll thoroughly enjoy.