• G A B R I E L - G L A S
  • The «Bouquet Drive» and other decisive differences between traditional wineglasses.

  • The base:
    The flat design provides stability and elegance. The weight of the base determines whether the glass has the right balance in the hand. Thanks also to the optimal length of the stem, the glass can be held elegantly with all five fingers.

    The glass cup:
    The lowermost cup section is contained in a slightly outwardly curved V shape, thereby ensuring a maximum ventilation surface for even a small quantity of wine. This is ideal for tastings, for vintners and wine merchants, who serve wine by the glass, as well as for private connoisseurs, because the wine can «breathe» optimally even in an all but empty glass. 
  • Thanks to the V-shaped triangle in the middle of the lowermost section of the cup, the wine is revealed with maximum colour density. Unfortunately, wines in considerably more expensive, excessively shallow wineglasses all too often lose much of their distinctive colour and then seem «thin» to the eye, which hardly makes that important first impression attractive.

    The diameter:
    The largest diameter of the glass amounts to 95 mm. This achieves a decanting effect, as freshly served wine gets a great deal of air. Calculated with precision, this width promotes both the diffusion of «fast», slightly volatile aromas of the wine, as well as the development of «slow», more substantial aromas; because as in the case of spirits, the nose of a wine consists of a head, heart and base note. 
  • The selected width guarantees both the pure enjoyment of Burgundian varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as classic Syrah varieties. No other universal glass can do as much! 
  • The maximum diameter is moreover only 90 mm from the glass opening. This short distance between nose and wine means that virtually no aroma is lost, and the wine can be enjoyed to the full of its intensity and complexity. 

  • The glass opening:
    The glass opening of precisely 66 mm is crucial above all. 
  • If the opening is too small (especially in the case of bulbous glasses), a sort of «fat film» forms above the bouquet, which blocks or covers up the aromas. If the glass opening is too big, the aromas are lost and the bouquet begins to dissipate, becomes brittle or dry or simply decays. Here once again, the GABRIEL-GLAS© can show its superiority to the full. It reveals the greatest possible complexity of the wine, because the very thin film unites all, including the finest, aromas in a dream bouquet. 
  • The glass opening moreover provides room for the entire nose in the glass. So there is no need to lean the head backwards so that the wine can reach the palate. Moreover, shortly before the expectant gulp, the nose is once again as close as possible to the bouquet. 

  • The Bouquet Drive:
  • The unique shape of the bottom section of the glass cup produces an unbelievable and unique «Bouquet Drive» when the glass is swivelled! Whereas wine moves in traditional bulbous glasses in purely centrifugal fashion as in a spin dryer, whereby the aromas remain more or less caught down in the bottom of the cup, a finely diversified turbine is formed in GABRIEL-GLAS©, whereby the released aromas spiral upwards, eliciting a multifaceted bouquet never before experienced.

  • The shape:
    The shape of the glass between the bulb and the opening is conically and discretely curved inwardly. When raising the glass and drinking the wine, the «light» and «heavy» aromas are mixed. This phenomenon does not occur in a bulbous glass. The gentle conical form of the cup from the opening to the largest diameter corresponds to the extension of the nostrils, like a funnel. In this way, no other odours interfere with the bouquet, and the wine aromas released can be enjoyed without any loss. The wine itself is far closer to the nose than in traditional glasses. It is moreover particularly important that, unlike in normal bulbous glasses, wine in «Bouquet Drive» flows far more «broadly» in GABRIEL-GLAS© and can thus be distributed on the entire tongue. These effects also constitute an unbeatable in terms of aromas and enjoyment. 

  • The material:
  • High quality, harmless crystal glass or lead content is used both in the case of mouth-blown (GOLD) and in the machine-manufactured (STANDARD) series, the glasses of which are harder, more scratch proof, and more resistant to breakage than those made with the widespread lead crystal.

  • The processing:
  • In both the GOLD and STANDARD varieties, cup and stem (!) are made in a single work process, which results naturally into unprecedented breaking resistance. This robustness makes it possible to wash the glass in the washing machine without any hesitation, which is strongly recommended for that matter!

  • The lightness:
  • The machine-made STANDARD glass weighs only 160 grams. The mouth-blown GOLD Edition weighs just 90 grams, making it the lightest serially produced wineglass on the market at this time.