This set of two 17 oz. crystal red wine glasses are pieces of artwork from the Dionysus Collection.
Each glass in this collection displays a different type of wine, while the carafe brings all the different wines together.
Red wine glasses have a wider bowl because that allows the flavors to spread. The wider bowl allows more air to get to the wine which releases the bold aroma and flavors.
The glassware we offer is lead free crystal. Each piece of mouth-blown and hand-decorated crystal is produced individually in the European country of Romania, in the old tradition of blowing glass.
Crystal is a popular term for colorless 24% lead glass that has a high refractive index and consequently is particularly brilliant. Today, the word is often used to describe any fine glass tableware, even if it does not contain lead, as is the case here. Lead crystal has the transparency and brilliance to allow wine to show its best colors.
How to care for your glassware
Taking a few moments to care for your glassware will help keep it brilliant and clear throughout a lifetime of use. We recommend the following care:
Do not expose to rapid temperature changes or extremes of temperature.
Do not place in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, or freezer.
Avoid placing in direct sunlight.
For best results, avoid contact with metal utensils when stirring or serving.
For candleholders, do not secure candles with molten wax or allow candles to burn within three inches of the candle cup. Drips less candles are preferable. If wax does adhere to candleholder, clean gently with denatured alcohol.
Store your glassware right side up; do not stack vessels. Avoid sliding or twirling the glass.
Avoid contact with hard or abrasive materials. You may wish to cover display areas with protective felt.
Avoid packing glassware in newspaper or other moisture-absorbing materials for long periods of time; soft cloth or bubble wrap is preferable.
Cleaning your glassware:
Hand wash using a non-abrasive (mild soap like dish washing liquid) cleaner in warm water. You can not use any type of chemical cleaner like Windex. You may wish to cushion the sink with a towel or rubber mat.
If stains appear on the vessel, gently rub with half a lemon, wash with vinegar, or soak the interior with powdered dentifrice dissolved in lukewarm water.
In areas with very hard water and high mineral content, distilled water will help prevent staining.
To dry, use a soft, lint-free cloth, or air dry.
To avoid scratching, dust with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened in a mild solution of 1-part ammonia to 3-parts water.