The Grassl Carafe can be used for water and other beverages or to aerate young wines.
Stemware is a deeply important factor that is often overlooked by wine lovers. A wine glass isn’t just the vessel for consumption - it serves to render the wine as accurately as possible and to preserve nuance. This is just as critical to a wine experience as the proper serving temperature and prior storage conditions. Ultimately, it can be compared to experiencing music through a simple speaker versus front row in a hall made for acoustics - the experiences are radically different despite the music being the same. Many find it surprising to see firsthand how much a wine glass influences the perception of a wine. When proper stemware is experienced, it becomes hard to discount.
Co-founded by Swiss native Alexander Mackh and American native Chris Freemott, Grassl Glass is a legitimate "new player" in the sought after mouth-blown stemware segment. Alexander is also the CEO of Austria's Alpine Cellar, while Chris is a veteran of the industry, having also worked with Zalto glasses - serious credentials, indeed.
In only a few years, they have built a presence in fourteen countries and have established a long list of high profile grower converts in Piedmont, Burgundy, and Bordeaux (including Domaine Roulot, and Etienne Sauzet, to name a few).