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Timeless masterpieces of artisanal craftsmanship

The current gold standard

Perfectly shaped instruments for ultimate drinking pleasure

The current gold standard

Eric Asimov, NY Times

The Stradivarius among the wineglasses

Stuart Pigott, The Riesling Story-The best White Wine on Earth

The wine whisperer. The ultimate wine-glass. Everything is amplified, richer, finer. When the wine is perfect, the experience is sublime. There will be no upgrade, no obsolescence.

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DENK’ART

Burgundy

This glass integrates acidity with fruit by enhancing both the bouquet and the sweet components of the wine. It was conceived for elegantly structured red and white wines with substantial aroma and fine length.

Height: 230 mm, width: 125 mm, filling quantity: 960 ml

Recommended for Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch, Syrah and Nebbiolo (Barolo or Barbaresco) as well as concentrated Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grüner Veltliner and Sauvignon Blanc.

Bordeaux

Designed for full bodied red wines with lots of character, strong tannins and high extract as well as expressive white wines with phenolic structure, this glass balances power, density, extract and tannin.

Height: 240 mm, width: 109 mm, filling quantity: 765 ml

Recommended for Bordeaux, Rioja, Sangiovese (Brunello), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Blaufränkisch and barrel aged Zweigelt as well as Chardonnay and Orange Wine.

Universal

For expressive, medium to full bodied wines with fine minerality and subtle aromatics, this glass emphasises complexity and refinement.

Height: 235 mm, width: 91 mm, filling quantity: 555 ml

Recommended for Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, mineral edged Chardonnay, Chianti and complex sparkling wines.

White wine

For elegant, classically fruity white wines and rosé as well as medium bodied, unoaked red wines, this glass emphasises fruit, minerality and freshness.

Height: 230 mm, width: 81 mm, filling quantity: 420 ml

Recommended for Riesling Kabinett, Sauvignon Blanc, Muskateller, noble late harvest wines with residual sugar and growers’ Champagne as well as Sekt, Sake, Sherry and light beers, this glass is also suitable for charmingly fruity, young white and red wines.

Sweet wine

Intended for noble dessert wines as well as barrel aged distillates and mature Champagnes, this glass underlines elegance and refinement, perfectly balancing power and sweetness.

Height: 230 mm, width: 85 mm, filling quantity: 320 ml

Recommended for Sauternes, Auslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Ice Wine, Port, Sherry, Madeira, Brandy and Single Malt Whisky.

Champagne

Elegantly shaped for sparkling pleasure, this glass provides the enchanting bubbles of this world finesse and nobility, enhancing their minerality.

Height: 240 mm, width: 75 mm, filling quantity: 250 ml

Recommended for Champagne, Sekt, Prosecco, Spumante and Cava.

Beer

Conceived for pilsners with fine hops’ character and lagers, this glass induces a stable foam formation.

Height: 223 mm, width: 80 mm, filling quantity: 370 ml

Recommended for pilsners and blonde lager beers.

Digestif

Designed for elegant distillates or liqueurs, this glass harmoniously blends the aromatic experience with fruit and flavour.

Height: 210 mm, width: 70 mm, filling quantity: 140 ml

Recommended for fruit distillates, Grappa, Tequila, Bitters and Sherry

Water

This standard glass should always be placed next to the wine glass. As its shape is similar to that of the white wine glass, it can also be used as a tasting tool.

Height: 195 mm, width: 81 mm, filling quantity: 420 ml

Recommended for water, non-alcoholic drinks und tender, finely tart beers.

Dekanter Mystique

Volume: 1900 ml. For full bodied reds that need a more air contact over a large surface area, this decanter is ideal for the perfect aeration of magnum bottles.

Height: 185 mm, width: 213 mm, filling quantity: 1900 ml

Dekanter Axium

Volume: 1450 ml. For both red and full-bodied whites, this decanter ensures that the wine receives the ideal aeration to develop its bouquet and flavour.

Height: 204 mm, width: 155 mm, filling quantity: 1450 ml

Decanter No150

Volume: 1600 ml. For delicate white wines, water and fruit juices, this decanter enables optimal flavour development while preserving freshness. It is also suitable for storage in the refrigerator.

Height: 300 mm, width: 123 mm, filling quantity: 1600 ml

Decanter No75

Volume: 820 ml. For delicate white wines, water and fruit juices, this decanter enables optimal flavour development while preserving freshness. It is also suitable for storage in the refrigerator.

Height: 248 mm, width: 93 mm, filling quantity: 820 ml

Decanter No25

Volume: 350 ml. For delicate white wines, water and fruit juices, this decanter enables optimal flavour development while preserving freshness. It is also suitable for storage in the refrigerator.

Height: 175 mm, width: 67 mm, filling quantity: 350 ml

Spittoon 50 grey

For tastings, as a personal vessel. Slightly transparent, they are nonetheless deliberately opaque enough to screen the liquid.

Height: 130 mm, width: 117 mm, filling quantity: 610 ml

Spittoon 50 red

For tastings, as a personal vessel. Slightly transparent, they are nonetheless deliberately opaque enough to screen the liquid.

Height: 130 mm, width: 117 mm, filling quantity: 610 ml

Spittoon 50 green

For tastings, as a personal vessel. Slightly transparent, they are nonetheless deliberately opaque enough to screen the liquid.

Height: 130 mm, width: 117 mm, filling quantity: 610 ml

Spittoon 250 grey

For tastings, for table use. Slightly transparent, they are nonetheless deliberately opaque enough to screen the liquid.

Height: 210 mm, width: 189 mm, filling quantity: 2900 ml

Spittoon 250 red

For tastings, for table use. Slightly transparent, they are nonetheless deliberately opaque enough to screen the liquid.

Height: 210 mm, width: 189 mm, filling quantity: 2900 ml

Spittoon 250 green

For tastings, for table use. Slightly transparent, they are nonetheless deliberately opaque enough to screen the liquid.

Height: 210 mm, width: 189 mm, filling quantity: 2900 ml

Gravitas Omega

With the goblet of our tried and tested Denk’Art Burgundy glass, experience with the Gravitas glass a tasting enjoyment of a different kind. The recumbent shape keeps the aromas more intensely focussed in the glass.

Filling quantity: 960 ml

The most successful, handcrafted, functional wine glass range on the market today. Since their launch, they have quickly become the benchmark in wine glass appreciation. Developed with the aim of prioritising the perfect enjoyment of wine while allowing the glass itself to take a backseat through weightlessness.

Relentless precision combined with an appreciation for wine reduces the glass to its essentials. Combining centuries-old craftsmanship with a modern, detailed aesthetic plus a featherweight feel with impressive functionality. This now timeless wine glass series, conceived by Hans Denk, creates a worthy memorial to a recognised wine expert. Searching for truth in wine.

SERIES W1

The stemless addition to our range. Developed and manufactured in line with to the high standards of our functional wine glasses. Combining the timeless design ethos and perfect craftsmanship with modern aesthetics to give an optimal drinking experience.

DECANTER 67

The slim, elegant carafe with an elongated neck and a discreet glass stopper. It celebrated its premiere in one of the most important wine clubs in the world and has since proven itself during demanding use in terms of everyday suitability, design and function.

Handcraft Tradition

Exclusively mouthblown-Committed to handcraft tradition

As with only a few other products, the production of a Zalto glass is rooted in four primal elements and a tradition that is more than 2000 years old. EARTH, in the form of quartz sand is turned into glass by the FIRE of the furnace. AIR from the traditional glassmaker’s pipes gives the glass its shape in combination with a wooden mould. WATER immerses itself in the pores of the wooden mould creating a layer of vapor that gives the glass its perfect surface.

Each Zalto masterpiece is exclusively handmade with equipment and techniques used since before Christ, making each unique. Only a few of the most experienced and best glassblowers can produce these fine glasses, playing the most important part in their production. In any case, the result justifies the incomparably high workload of production, combining the application of tradition with modern manufacturing excellence.

Experts

If you’re looking for glasses and your budget tiptoes into hand-blown territory, though, these are, truly, the best I’ve ever used.

Andrew Jefford , Decanter.com

Quite possibly the greatest wine glass we’ll ever drink from.

Adam Rapaport, bonappetit.coms

Zalto Wine Glasses…life is too short to drink bad wine, it is also too short to drink good wine from bad glasses.

Deidre Woollard, Luxist.com

Thomas Keller is using them at the French Laundry and Per Se. They’re on tables at Eleven Madison Park, Bouley and Le Bernardin, too. Even Robert Parker has given Zalto an enthusiastic quote. Sommeliers are crazy about Zalto glasses.

S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times

“I didn’t think, that there would be anything better on the glass-market … this glass is. Moreover it has something erotic …”

Francois Mauss, President of the «Grand Jury European»

Zalto glasses are the thinnest and most delicate glasses I have come across, yet seem springy and almost elastic in the hand… and would give any serious wine lover a real thrill over the closeness of contact they offer.

Jancis Robinson MW, Financial Times

… I´ve been doing a few comparisons with the Zalto and other glasses… I´m impressed enough to covet some Zalto.

David Schildknecht, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

We are honored that some of the most respected and influential wine critics, journalists, winemakers, sommeliers and wine experts not only appreciate Zalto, yet also use our glasses. Last but not least, we are grateful for the refined palate that is in every wine enthusiast.

We see the overwhelming response as confirmation and an incentive to stay true to our values, to continue on the path and to maintain innovation and quality.

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We consider a trusting relationship with our long-standing customers and partners as a privilege and an important cornerstone of our core vaules and philosophy. Hence why discretion and integrity are an important component. We are all the more pleased that countless numbers of the world’s best winemakers, restaurateurs and sommeliers and other professional users around the world

place their trust in us and our products using them in good conscience during their demanding everyday life.

If you observe carefully you will find our glasses in many of these establishments. If not always obvious at first glance, then do not hesitate to request that special wine experience in Zalto glasses.