**Watch Olly using his glass in this YouTube video**
Olly Smith feels, that just like a beautifully tailored jacket, a top wine glass should be fun as well as functional, look beautiful and make you feel a bit special. A lot is made of the need for different wine glasses for different wine, but at most professional wine tastings there is only ever one glass on offer for wine experts and journalists to judge both red and white wine. Olly wanted to go one step further and create a glass that would be good enough for the professionals and both elegant and practical for use at home.
His 'Eureka' moment came whilst visiting Around Wine where he first tried Zalto glasses. It was then that he thought that if anyone could create one glass that would truly allow all wines to shine, it was Zalto. So, together with Around Wine and Zalto, he set out to create the one perfect wine glass.
Hunting for practicality whilst maintaining the highest quality, Olly took his favourite Zalto glass, the Universal, and modified it during repeated tastings to finally settle on the design that is Olly Smith's THE GLASS.
Along with the thinnest, most refined bowl, the short stem is beautiful to hold but much more practical for everyday use, fitting more easily into a dishwasher and the confined space of a kitchen cupboard. It is also notably far less breakable. Each THE GLASS is handmade by highly skilled glassblowers at Zalto, giving the highest quality and perfectly executed balance. THE GLASS contains no lead, so is resistant to clouding through repeated washing. The lighter the glass, the more of a pleasure is it to drink from and Zalto make glasses that seem to almost disappear in the hand. At £22.50 THE GLASS gives you top quality design at great value.
Non-lead mouth blown crystal, cooled from glass manufacturing temperature of 1500C to room temperature over 24hrs to increase strength and flexibility. Most manufacturers cool over 12 hours.
The Olly Glass has been tested and tasted by some of the world's finest palettes to ensure your wine is expressed at its best.
From the first touch, each Zalto glass distinguishes itself from all other glasses. From the perfectly executed balance to the extraordinary design, the achievement of Zalto glasses seem nearly too delicate to hold, and yet they are made for just that. This is glassware that stands at the rarefied point where form meets function. This is wine art, by Zalto, for Olly Smith at Around Wine.
This glass sits beautifully alongside the rest of the Zalto range, for you to add to should you desire.