I don’t think that I’ve drunk from a glass that allowed me to pick out the nuances, flavours and details with such ease… It is a lovely glass from which to drink wine.

Morgan Dunn, The Australian

We’ve all spent far too much time at home this year; so many hours staring at walls or stuck in the kitchen. We see room for improvement everywhere.

The inevitable cluttering up of wine glassware is one of those things many of us might wish to reverse. What about something light, fine, elegant – lovely to look at, hold and sip from – that’ll do the trick every time? Luxurious, yes, but dishwasher-safe, durable and a treat whenever you pull a cork or crack a screwcap?

This collaboration between Jancis Robinson – the undisputed queen of wine writing – and hotshot product designer Richard Brendon, has yielded the ultimate wine glass. It’s a universal glass, too, meaning it makes everything – sparkling, still, dry, sweet, white, pink, red – smell and taste as immaculate as could be.

This magical range comprises a wine glass, a water glass and two decanters: One for breathing young wines, another for preparing aged wines for service.

They’re the ultimate gift for yourself (come on, who hasn’t earned it?) but also to please anyone in your life who loves wine and the finer things in life!

The Range

Jancis Robinson Wine Glass Gift twin-pack $130

Precision-engineered to be the only stemmed glass you need to enjoy every wine at its best. This shape has been specially designed to maximise your enjoyment of all wines’ aromas, flavours and textures in the most practical way possible. Dimensions: 9cm diameter; height 22.4cm.

As versatile as it gets. As a water glass, it fits perfectly beside the wine glass. The shape of the bowl mimics the curvature of the wine glass, so it’s a perfect stemless wine glass. And then again, it’s the elegant solution for your G&T, Negroni, straight whiskey or whatever floats your boat. Dimensions: 9cm diameter; height 11.5cm.

Jancis Robinson Young-Wine / Magnum Decanter $185

A bold decanter for young wines needing aeration. The long neck allows for a strong grip so you can swirl the wine energetically, allowing oxygen to encourage a young wine’s evolution and mellow the flavours. As an important bonus, the bowl is also large enough to fit a magnum. Dimensions: 17cm diameter; height 23cm.

The glass was great to use – more silk pyjamas than business suit. Wine in the Jancis Robinson glass tasted as good or better than the range of wines tasted in alternative glasses, although my judgement may have been influenced by the glasses’ lightness and almost sensual delicacy.

Huon Hooke

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