Behind the revolutionary new glass series by Spiegelau and Stephan Hinz

Spiegelau, the glass manufacturer rich in tradition, and Stephan Hinz, prize-winning bar manager and mixologist, have created something unique: a ten-part glass series that unites aesthetic, function, and the sensory experience.  Standing up to the tough requirements of the gastronomic world, the Perfect Serve Collection fulfils the requirements of discerning mixologists and caterers. 

Spiegelau, the glass manufacturer rich in tradition, and Stephan Hinz, prize-winning bar manager and mixologist, have created something unique: a ten-part glass series that unites aesthetic, function, and the sensory experience.  Standing up to the tough requirements of the gastronomic world, the Perfect Serve Collection fulfils the requirements of discerning mixologists and caterers. 

Presented for the first time at the Bar Convent in Berlin, the comprehensive glass series found great favour due to its look and practicality.  Explains Richard Voit, Spiegelau’s Managing Director, “Our expertise as glassmakers, combined with Stephan’s practical know-how, resulted in the Perfect Serve Collection.  Together, we are very proud of the result.”

Stephan’s inspiration

Award-winning bartender and mixologist Stephan Hinz opened his Cologne bar Little Link in 2014, which aims to connect modern cocktail culture and molecular cuisine.  Throughout his career, he has worked tirelessly on the advancement and evolution of bar culture, revolutionizing bar-literature with his books.  As a taste visionary, he delights guests with his enterprise Cocktailkunst (meaning “The Art of Cocktails”) on everything from the basic concepts to the latest trend.  He is an internationally active consultant to the beverage industry.

He says he has wanted to develop his own glass collection for five years.  “As a bar owner and bartender, I was never one hundred per cent satisfied with the existing offer on the market. Now, with Spiegelau, I have found the perfect partner with whom to realize the project.

 “Before, you always had to gather glasses for your own bar from various sources, in order to have the ideal glasses at hand for all creations,” he says.  “You couldn’t offer guests something well rounded; you had to work with a mixture of different collections.  Therefore, I wanted to create the comprehensive range of practical and well-designed glasses, and I needed a partner who followed the same objectives and visions.  With Spiegelau, I now have the perfect partner at my side, with a great deal of glass knowledge and experience,” explains Hinz.  

 

Integrally standard

The Perfect Serve Collection is based on an integral approach – starting from the look, through to the weights and sizes, right up to the rim of the glasses.  Designed to hold the perfect volumes for classic cocktails, their precise design allows the bartender to trust the vessel and let their creativity reign.  The series features four stemmed glasses, four tumblers, and two mixing glasses, which cater for all the needs of any modern bar.

No spilt drinks during quick working and no unsuitable filling volumes – with dimensions that are perfectly made to measure for all standard freezers to allow for comfortable pre-cooling.  It’s everything you could want from your barware.

 

Bar knowledge meets glass art

Spiegelau has produced in Germany for over 500 years, combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative technologies.  The brand strives to strike the perfect balance between proportion, shape, and purpose, and has never shied away from their commitment to functional glassware. 

Richard Voit, Spiegelau Managing Director, explains, “The sober term ‘function’ has always had a number of dimensions for us, and never more so than with the Perfect Serve Collection.  The glasses are scratch-resistant, robust, and dishwasher safe – features not to be neglected in the daily life of catering.  Their optimal glass shapes are designed specifically to work with the unique character of drinks, such as the aromatics or the carbonation, guaranteeing a taste experience that perfectly delivers the professional bar tenders’ intention.  And the elegant design, produced in fine crystal glass with the best brilliance, allows for successful presentation for the guest.”

In Stephan’s words, “It doesn’t matter how versatile gastronomy is, the requirements of a really good glass stay the same.  We therefore united functionality with timeless elegance.  And these are qualities fitting every bar, regardless of concepts or temporary trends.”

After a year in development, the Spiegelau Perfect Serve Collection by Stephan Hinz is now available.

For further information, go to www.spiegelau-perfectservecollection.com

SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve S.O.F. Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve D.O.F. Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Small Longdrink Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Longdrink Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Mixing Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Large Mixing Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Coupette Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Cocktail Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Large Cocktail Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Tasting Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Nosing Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Shot Glass
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Shot Glass
EUR 15,95
Box quantity 4
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Whisky Decanter
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Set
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Set
EUR 99,00
Box quantity 3
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Espresso
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Espresso
EUR 17,95
Box quantity 4
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Macchiato
SPIEGELAU Perfect Serve Macchiato
EUR 24,90
Box quantity 4