Wine’s next frontier

For decades, the world has been on a relentless search for the perfect wine glass. Some thought we’d found it in the 1980s, when Riedel first began to take wine glass design seriously. And then Zalto upped the ante with its elegant stems designed “in accordance to the tilt angles of the Earth.” But leave it to one of the world’s greatest winemakers to come up with a design that will make you forget all the others.

Working with his engineer son Gabrielle, Roberto Conterno created the Sensory Glass, designed to engage not only the eye, nose and palate, but all five senses. The team designed a bowl with a wide base for maximum exposure of the wine’s surface to air, funneled through a beautifully curved narrowing to a subtle widening at the rim for full expression of aromatics. Roberto entrusted his design to the 147-year-old firm of Schott Zwiesel, which has hand-crafted each glass to his exacting requirements.

It's Unanimous

We know of no one who has used the glass who hasn’t concluded that it does in fact show more nuance than any other wine glass made. In fact, using the Sensory Glass for the first time is nothing less than an epiphany.

We’re true believers, having had the chance over the past couple of years to compare the Sensory Glass against other designs with a wide variety of wines. (We were blown away by how it elevated a Roulot white Burgundy at dinner in November.) And so we were thrilled in December, 2019, to be appointed the Sensory Glass’ exclusive California importer—a role we also play for Roberto’s great Barolos.

We promise you that, whatever your wines of choice, the Sensory Glass will elevate the experience, making every wine texturally more seductive and aromatically more intense.

We consider the purchase or 6 or 12 Sensory Glasses to be essential for anyone who loves great wine and wants to get the greatest pleasure and excitement from what you drink.

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