Karen MacNeil’s Flavor First™ Variety Set of Wine Glasses, Set of 6
- Includes: (2) Crisp & Fresh™ Wine Glasses, (2) Bold & Powerful™ Wine Glasses, (2) Creamy & Silky™ Wine Glasses. The glasses are lead free crystal, designed in the U.S. by Karen MacNeil and manufactured in Germany.
Most wine glasses are named after wine regions (the Bordeaux glass, the Burgundy glass and so on) or named after varietals (the cabernet glass, the sangiovese glass, etc.).
Karen believed there could be a simpler way. Why not design wine glasses around flavor?
The result is the Flavor First™ Collection, the next step forward in wine glass evolution.
The Crisp & Fresh™ wine glass is designed so that the widest part of the glass is in close proximity to your nose, enhancing the perception of freshness and liveliness in wines such as pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and rosés. This glass also enhances the aromas of Champagne and sparkling wines, while still providing ample space to swirl and “open up” such wines.
The Creamy & Silky™ wine glass is designed for harmony in every dimension. The wine has a perfectly balanced amount of surface area in contact with oxygen. The glasses’ classic egg shape (a dominant form in Nature) enhances the perception of harmonious creamy and silky flavors and textures. This glass is perfect for chardonnay and pinot noir.
The Bold & Powerful™ wine glass allows ample headspace for aroma molecules to gather, and abundant space for swirling. This glass also provides maximum wine surface area in contact with oxygen, helping to “open up” and soften powerful wines such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, zinfandel, malbec, and more.
Use & Care
Flavor First™ is dishwasher safe. For best results, set the cycle temperature to warm (not hot). Avoid soaking the glasses for a long time, as soaking may create mineral deposits and hard water build up. If necessary, use a microfiber polishing cloth to buff glasses and to remove smudges.