Monday, September 29, 2008

Nose worthy wine glasses

As president and founder of a wine club, I often get link exchange requests from wine-related companies. While I typically turn them down because I don’t want our club website cluttered with ads, I still look at the products. I recently received a link request for Well, that just seems like an interesting site name, don’t you think? I go on the website and was surprised to see this:

At this point, I just don’t know what to think of it. In theory, it seems like a good idea to allow your nose to be immersed in the wine glass, with the rest of the glass sort of trapping in the aromas. However in practice….hmm, I just don’t know and I probably won’t know because they are having a introductory sale for $54 per glass. That’s a lot. We don’t own Riedel glasses or anything close. I think the most expensive glasses we own were a wedding gift and were probably maybe $10 each. So to jump to $54 per glass….well, I just don’t see it happening.

If I could afford to pay $54 per glass, I’m not sure I would. One thing I like to do with my wine is swish around my glass to allow it to get some more air. With a chunk of the glass gone on one side, that pretty much eliminates my swishing and swirling, unless I want to only drink an ounce at a time, or want to be covered in wine.

I will note that for some wines, the aroma is the best part and is even better than the taste, so for those wines, this glass could be perfect. As for the design, I’m sure its well rounded and not jagged, they appear to be hand made, which would justify the price, for those willing to pay it. For now it will have to be one of things I talk about, but will never purchase. I won’t covet it, but will sort of wish I could buy it, just for the novelty of it.


LucyinStLou said...

Those glasses...I still think they look like a tragic accident waiting to happen. I would either manage to cut myself or over-swish and ruin my outfit.

WineLush said...

I'm presuming they are smooth and far from artery cutting. However, I absolutely think that they would be messy. I spill wine on myself now and then anyway, I don't need to pay $54 a glass to have it happen all the time.