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Sensa Schott may make Sense to Sommeliers

Posted: Friday, 31 August 2012 14:10

Sensa Schott may make Sense to Sommeliers

August 31 : A new design of wine glasses released February this year and exclusively used for tasting at the 12th edition of MundusVini, may not create waves that displace Riedel as the industry leader but the attractive and superior design of Sensa from Schott Zwiesel, bringing out aromas faster, will surely seduce sommeliers, wine professionals and connoisseurs, writes Subhash Arora who had the opportunity to feel the difference

Click For Large ViewThe Fine Series of Schott Zwiesel wine glasses have been popular for quite some time but the new design called Sensa Airome range, unveiled at a Frankfurt Show in February this year have a wave-like protrusion made with laser on both sides of the glass. As you swish the glass, the liquid hits the protruding portion of the glass, supposedly bringing out the aromas faster and the aroma feels more intense on the nose. Hold the glass at an angle and pour the wine over the aroma wave, then swirl slightly and you will feel the difference.

According to the company, the integrated aroma wave leaves more room to bring aromas out, reduce the acidity and emphasize the fruitiness. Even though the claims seem to be a bit lofty, it makes sense for a sommelier and wine professional to use these glasses in order to accentuate the aromas. To a novice, the Sensa series of glasses makes sense because of more interesting and attractive looks. The German Wine School has already standardized on these glasses. For the first time, tasting was done in these glasses at MundusVini International Wine Competition held on 24-26 August and Aug 31-Sep 2. It is a matter of time before these glasses start showing up at fancier restaurants looking for a differentiating factor in wine service without spending too much on glassware.

There are two models each in white and red wine series: Chardonnay (used in MundusVini) and Riesling in white and Bordeaux and Burgundy in the red wine series. Naturally, the champagne flute does not use the aroma wave since swirling a sparkling wine ‘kills’ the bubbles; it is not advisable to swirl the bubblies.

Click For Large ViewThe regular Schott Zwiesel wine glasses in Fine series are good enough for drinking. If you are comfortable flying internationally using decent airlines like Jet Airways or Singapore Airlines, would you pay extra for business class knowing it is definitely more comfortable? With the additional costs of glasses being only 25-40% higher, you may decide whether you want to go Business Class (not a fair comparison but it ought to help your decision-making).

Schott Zwiesel has a marketing office in Mumbai. Contact them directly for delivery status and prices in India:

For an earlier related article, click Launch: Schott of Wine in the Zwiesel

Subhash Arora


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