“People often ask me how to best enjoy their wine.I always point out the importance of the design of the wineglass. Every wine is unique, and the right wineglass helps bring out the wines notes and flavours. When developing The Experts’ Collection we envisioned five pieces of stemware that would not only look amazing but also enhance the taste sensation.”
Sommelier Royal Leerdam
The Experts’ collection consists of five unique designs each dedicated to support the taste experience of a specific type of wine. The sleek tapered design is pleasant to the eye, augments the wine’s taste and ensures ultimate drinking comfort. The laser cut fine rim finish and the pure quality Soda-Lime glass make The Experts’ Collection the perfect alternative to crystal and crystalline glassware.
The tapered Light & Fresh wineglass resembles the shape of a flower bud to encapsulate the liveliness and aromas of the wine. The fine rim finish has a nice feel to the mouth and it makes one appreciate the subtlety of the wine even more. We designed this glass to help fully enjoy the following grape variants:
Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Verdejo, Trebbiano and Gamay.
29cl · 9.75oz ≈ h203 mm · Ø 76.7 mm No 35007
The Fruity & Smooth wineglass has a sleek design; the body is slightly wider at the bottom to allow oxygen to release the fruity flavours of the wine like a blossoming flower. The tapered shape and fine rim finish ensure a pleasant taste sensation. We recommend you to appreciate following white and blue grape wines from this glass:
Unoaked Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier,Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Merlot.
33cl · 11oz ≈ h218 mm · Ø 76 mm No 33007
The large Round & Mature wineglass with its round elegant shape and wide opening helps the wine to breathe more easily. This ensures the wine to release its intense scent and robust taste. The fine rim adds ease and comfort to your tasting sensation. The following white and blue grape wines are well suited to the Round & Mature wineglass:
Oaked Chardonnay, Oaked Viognier, Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec.
42cl · 14.25oz ≈ h213 mm · Ø 91 mm No 32007
The Powerful & Spicy wineglass is just as the name suggests the largest glass in The Experts’ Collection. Thanks to its wide round shape the wine opens up like a flower. It helps oxygen to soften bitter notes and unearth the wine’s fruity and herbal flavours. Enjoy one of the following wines in our Powerful & Spicy glass:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Garnache/Grenache and Carmenere.
53cl · 17.75oz ≈ h212 mm · Ø 101.5 mm No 32107
The smaller a glass, the more of the wine’s scent and taste gets lost. That’s why we decided to ‘open up’ our Sparkling wineglass. The open, round shape allows for a deeper appreciation of the sparkling wine’s nuances than the traditional flute. Serve one of the following wines in this unique flavour enhancing design:
Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Prosecco, Sekt and Vonkelwijn.
29cl · 9.75oz ≈ h181 mm · Ø 91.5 mm No 46007
Has it ever occurred to you that the shape of a glass can have an enormous influence on the flavour of the wine? And did you know that you can even raise the quality of the wine by using the right glass? I let people find that out for themselves at a glass tasting session. Because it is not enough for you to like a glass; it also has to match the company’s image and be appropriate for the wines. If you use the right glass, you will raise the quality of the wine and that could mean more revenue…..
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