Yesterday, I took delivery of a pair of “Oenology” wine glasses, courtesy of Baccarat; one for red wine and one for white.
The Baccarat Oenology collection, launched at Maison et Objet in Paris earlier this month, comes to the UK at the end of February, so this is something of a sneak preview.
Baccarat claims that the glasses are created “with technical specifications that offer a perfect tasting of any wine or champagne”, so I plan to test them over the coming days and weeks alongside my other glasses to see if they enhance the wine appreciation experience in any way.
I’ll also be assessing what they are like to live with – as well as doing my best not to break them whilst washing up.
My current range of tasting glasses is fairly limited and functional – some Bormioli Roccos, a couple of Riedels, plus some basic flutes for fizz – so these two will certainly be, if nothing else, the smartest glasses in the cupboard.
Prices are £64 for a single glass, £125 for a pair or £360 for six; the range also includes a tumbler and decanter, all pictured above.
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