On October 30, day two of the Fall New York Tabletop Market, it was crystal clear that glassware manufacturers are researching new shapes for their offerings, particularly for wine and spirits.
Riedel unveiled its Wine Wings collection which brings new shapes for serving and enjoying wines, particularly sparkling wines. Rather than a traditional flute, Riedel’s new take provides a more bulbous bottom to the glass, which is sometimes preferred in order to sniff more of the aroma of the wine. In addition, the line marks the first time Riedel is labelling the type of wine glass at the foot of the stemware.
Meanwhile, Oneida teamed up with “The Wine Bible” author Karen MacNeil to develop the new Flavor First Collection. The new wine glasses are characterized by a wine’s taste rather than its varietal. The glass types include Crisp & Fresh, Creamy & Silky and Bold & Powerful.
The New Moon stemware found at Villeroy & Boch takes inspiration in its design from the crescent moon shape. The new clear crystal glass features a bevelled rim and slanted shape. The collection includes white and red wine glasses, a champagne flute and a variety of high tumblers.
For more coverage of the New York Tabletop Market, see NOUVEAU in the October 28 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®.