Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon | Glassware
Pairing wine expertise and refined design, the Jancis Robinson glassware collection is the result of a truly collaborative cross-disciplinary partnership between the celebrated product designer Richard Brendon and world-renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson MW OBE.
The Wine Glass is at the heart of the collection and has been specifically designed to offer the best tasting experience for every wine, whatever its colour, style or strength. The ultra-fine rim allows you to get as close as possible to what you're drinking making them perfect for tasting all wines, from champagne to sherry and everything in between. However their light and delicate nature must not be mistaken for fragility: even the best machine-blown glass can't be matched in strength by this mouth-blown collection, they are even dishwasher safe.
As well as being functionally perfect, the JR x RB collection has been meticulously designed to look and feel refined, elegant and timeless.
Jancis explains the rationale behind the glass: “I love white wine as much as red and have never understood why white wine glasses are routinely smaller than those designed for red wine. White wines can be just as complex, and just as deserving of what you might call aroma enhancement as reds. It just seems so obvious and sensible to have one single wine glass for all three colours of wine- especially when so many of us are short of storage space.” The design which Richard and Jancis agreed on is produced by master craftspeople in Slovenia. The gossamer thin glasses are made from lead-free mouth-blown finest crystal. Jancis noted “I wanted a harmonious curvature that would maximise the wine’s surface area when the glass was filled with a typical 125ml pour, yet leave room above in which the all-important aroma would collect.” Also key for Jancis was the need for the glasses to be practical and appropriate for everyday use. They are dishwasher safe, designed to fit into domestic and commercial machines; the stem was specifically designed with robust handling and constant use in mind.
In addition to the Wine Glass there is a water glass available which perfectly mirrors the shape and dimensions of the bowl of the wine glass and together they create a beautiful table setting. The generous Young Wine Decanter has plenty of space for a young wine to be swirled and aerated, allowing flavours of a young wine to develop and mellow in the decanter. It has enough volume to hold a magnum. The Old Wine Decanter holds a 75cl bottle, and allows for decanting off the sediment while minimising the potential oxidation of the wine.
We feel the glasses and decanters enhance the experience of drinking any wine, and are proud to be offer them for sale online to our customers.