WHY SHAPE MATTERS

  • Sternware consists of 3 parts: the bowl, stem and base.
  • The height of the stem and the width of the base are part of the glass design (known as the architecture).
  • Grape varietal specific stemware features finely-tuned glass bowls consisting of 3 variables: shape, size and rim diameter.
  • Grape varietal specific stemware has to translate the "mes­sage" of wine to the human senses. There are 4 sensations in wine.

1. Bouquet: Grape varietal specific stemware is re­sponsible for delivering the quality and intensity of the wine's aroma.

2. Texture: Grape varietal specific stemware highlights the exciting and diverse styles of "mouthfeel" in wine (watery, creamy, silky, velvety).

3. Flavor: Grape varietal specific stemware creates a ba­lanced interaction between the fruit, minerality, acidity and bitter components of a wine.

4. Finish: Grape varietal specific stemware offers a pleasant, seamless, harmonious, and long lasting aftertaste.