|"For decades, the world has been on a relentless search for the perfect wine glass. Some thought we’d found it in the 1980s, when Riedel first began to take wine glass design seriously. And then Zalto upped the ante with its elegant stems. But leave it to one of the world’s greatest winemakers to come up with a design that will make you forget all the others.
Working with his engineer son Gabrielle, Roberto Conterno created the Sensory Glass, designed to engage not only the eye, nose and palate, but all five senses. The team designed a bowl with a wide base for maximum exposure of the wine’s surface to air, funneled through a beautifully curved narrowing to a subtle widening at the rim for full expression of aromatics. Roberto entrusted his design to the 147-year-old firm of Schott Zwiesel, which has hand-crafted each glass to his exacting requirements."