Sleek and elegant in form, these Sensa wine glasses from Schott Zwiesel are designed to enhance full-bodied red wine. Both beautiful and durable, each stunning glass boasts crystal-like clarity and is resistant to chipping, scratching and shattering. The varietal-specific bowl highlights the bouquet and flavor of Bordeaux while the slender stem creates an elegant profile. Bordeaux glasses highlight the beauty of crystal without sacrificing durability. Patented Tritan® titanium technology creates break-, chip- and scratch-resistant stemware. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany by Schott Zwiesel, famous for fine glassware innovations since 1872. Set of six.
Perfect for elegant entertaining, these innovative glasses combine the beauty of artisanal crystal with unsurpassed durability. Schott Zwiesel, a German company known for glassware innovation since 1872, creates the break-, chip- and scratch-resistant stemware using patented Tritan titanium technology. Featuring delicate silhouettes and a sparkling clarity that belie their extraordinary strength, this varietal-specific stemware has customized bowls that showcase the bouquet and flavor of Bordeaux and other full-bodied red wines. Made in Germany, these lead-free crystal glasses are the choice of premier restaurants and hotels around the globe. Dishwasher safe. 22-oz. cap., 10 3/4" high. Set of six.
A subtle angular shape along the bowl and a durable form make our collection from Schott Zweisel strong, or forte in Italian, as the name suggests. Both beautiful and durable, Schott Zwiesel Tritan® crystal glass maintains its sparkling clarity through years of daily use and entertaining. The varietal-specific bowl highlights the bouquet and flavor of Bordeaux and other full-bodied red wines while the slender stem complements its sleek profile. Sculptural Bordeaux glasses highlight the beauty of crystal without sacrificing durability. Patented Tritan® titanium technology creates break-, chip- and scratch-resistant stemware. Each glass is specially tempered at the rim, stem and bowl, and stem and foot for increased strength in the most vulnerable areas. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany by Schott Zwiesel, famous for fine glassware innovations since 1872. Set of six.
The ultimate stemware for casual entertaining and everyday sipping, these beautiful, extremely durable glasses will maintain their sparkling clarity through years of daily use. Schott Zwiesel, a German company known for glassware innovation since 1872, creates the break-, chip- and scratch-resistant stemware using patented Tritan titanium technology. Each glass features a varietal-specific bowl designed to showcase the bouquet and flavor of Bordeaux and other full-bodied red wines. Graceful stems are proportioned for optimal stability. Made in Germany, this lead-free crystal glassware is favored by premier restaurants and hotels around the globe. Dishwasher safe. 27.9-oz. cap., 91/4" high. Set of six.
Experts with the world's most discerning palates helped develop Riedel's Vinum series, a glassware collection designed to flatter specific types of wines and liquors. These elegant stemmed glasses showcase the best qualities of full-bodied red wines (especially Bordeaux), including those made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. Machine-made of brilliantly clear crystal glass. Generous bowl allows the wine's bouquet to develop fully. Tapered rim directs the flow of wine to the tip of your tongue, highlighting the harmonious balance of fruit flavors and supple tannin. Made in Germany by Riedel, a family-owned company since 1756. Glasses can be monogrammed with a single initial. Set of two.
Enjoy Full-Bodied Reds with Bordeaux Wine Glasses
The region of Bordeaux, located in southwest France, is well-known for its large vineyards filled with flavorful grape blends. Bordeaux wine glasses are used to celebrate the types of full-bodied reds, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, that the region is famous for. Whether you're a fan of reds or are looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, a set of gorgeous Bordeaux glasses from Williams Sonoma is always a great choice.
What Are Bordeaux Wine Glasses?
Wine enthusiasts know that there is a science behind the shape of wine glasses. Most white wine glassware, for example, feature small bowls with tapered tops to accommodate the relatively light aromas of most white wines. Red wine glassware, by contrast, features larger, wider bowls.
A typical Bordeaux glass is a tall glass with a long stem (though stemless versions are also available). The bowl is wide and features a slightly tapered rim. Because of the way the glass is shaped, wine is directed to the back of the mouth with each sip. This minimizes the bitter taste of a full-bodied red while maximizing the flavor profile. The generous bowl size also allows the aroma to fully develop. However, for best results, always use a wine decanter to aerate red wine before transferring to a Bordeaux glass.
Bordeaux Glasses and Glass Sets
While all Bordeaux stemware shares the same basic shape, key brands like Schott Zwiesel, Riedel and Williams Sonoma put their own unique touches on the glass style. Some glasses, for example, have bowls with a modern angular base while others feature the standard rounded base. Material options include crystal glass, copolyester and lead-free glass. If you will be using your Bordeaux set often, ensure the glasses you choose are scratch- and chip-resistant and dishwasher-safe. If your set will be used mostly for special occasions, this is not as important, but be sure to pick up a special quilted stemware storage case to protect the glasses between uses.
Bordeaux glasses are available as single pieces or in matching sets of two to six pieces. Stemmed wine glasses are classic and traditional while stemless glasses are more modern and casual. For an even more youthful look, consider a set of multicolored stemless Bordeaux glasses from DuraClear. If the glasses will be a gift, adding a monogram is a great way to make the gift feel more personal.
Enjoy the distinct flavors of a full-bodied Bordeaux red with Bordeaux wine glasses from Williams Sonoma. These glasses have been specially designed to maximize the wine bouquet of strong reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux blends. With a wide selection of stemmed and stemless options to choose from, these stylish sets make the perfect addition to any wine lover's glassware collection.