JOSEPHINE Tasting Set
Our Tasting Set is designed for wine lovers who value a wine’s best possible sensory experience as well as for anyone who simply enjoys tasting and sampling wines.
The same wine tastes differently from different glasses. Thus, the right choice of a glass has a very strong influence on the taste of a wine. We believe that precisely four glasses fully enhance Old World and New World wines to their best advantage. That is why our award-winning JOSEPHINE wine glass collection includes exactly four glasses. With the Tasting Set, you can, in each case, find out for yourself which is the right glass for your wine, and get to know your favorite wines in a completely new manner. Our handblown glasses further appeal to all the senses through their design and delicacy, creating a full and exceptional wine experience.
Our Tasting Set consists of the JOSEPHINE glasses No 1-4 offered at a special price. It is an excellent gift for wine lovers and a fine introduction to the world of JOSEPHINE.
JOSEPHINE Tasting Set
Designed by Kurt Josef Zalto, handblown, and handmade in Europe – every single glass is a unique piece.
Our Tasting Set, specially priced, consists of the following four 4 glasses:
JOSEPHINE No 1: Height 24cm (9.45″), diameter 8.2cm (3.23″), volume 450ml (15.22oz).
JOSEPHINE No 2: Height 24cm (9.45″), diameter 8.6cm (9.39″), volume 550ml (18.6oz).
JOSEPHINE No 3: Height 24cm (9.45″), diameter 11cm (4.33″), volume 800ml (27.05oz).
JOSEPHINE No 4: Height 24cm (9.45″), diameter 8.5cm (3.35″), volume 300ml (13.53oz).
JOSEPHINE No 1 – White
The JOSEPHINE No 1 is ideal for delicate, fruity, and rather light white wines as well as rosés. Young Pinot Blancs, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blancs or Grüner Veltliners make a focused, balanced, and concentrated impression in the glass. Lighter Chasselas, Müller-Thurgau, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Silvaner wines taste equally as good in the JOSEPHINE No 1 as do lightly chilled red wines such as Trollinger, Gamay and Pinot Noir. The glass is versatile: even Port wine, Madeira and Sherry are shown to their best advantage. However, the No 1 shows its particular strength with fine Rieslings – including those with some residual sweetness and a lot of finesse. Definitely check it out!
JOSEPHINE No 2 – Universal
As a true universal genius, the JOSEPHINE No 2 brings every medium-weight white or red wine to its optimal development. From Pinot Blanc and Viognier to Sangiovese and Tempranillo - the glass is convincing for a wide range of wines. It is thereby practical, and emphasizes subtle notes as well as the nuances of more complex wines. Mature red wines, to which not too much oxygen should be added, and high-quality vintage champagnes also demonstrate their full potential in the JOSEPHINE No 2. Those who don’t have too much time to consider their choice of glasses would do best to pick this multi-award-winning universal glass. And then: simply enjoy!!
JOSEPHINE No 3 – Red
Our JOSEPHINE No 3 glass is a proven Grand Seigneur. It has a large surface area, so that full-bodied and complex red wines have enough contact with oxygen. Kurt Josef Zalto has succeeded in squaring the circle with this glass – a combination of a Bordeaux and Burgundy glass. Full-bodied, concentrated and seductive Pinots, Bordeaux blends, Baroli, Syrah and the like can unfold in the JOSEPHINE No 3 in an expansive manner. Moreover, this masterpiece offers the perfect stage for full-bodied and extracted white wines, such as barrique-aged Chardonnays, as well as icon wines such as those from Napa Valley, Oregon, South America, South Africa and Australia.
JOSEPHINE No 4 – Champagne
Sparkling wines such as Champagne, Sekt, Franciacorta and Cava are often related to a special occasion and deserve an elegant glass that allows them to shine. The JOSEPHINE No 4 impresses through its unusual shape and lies perfectly balanced in the hand. The same surface area as the universal wine glass and its deeply pointed tip at the bottom of the bowl serve to highlight the fine mousse of mature champagnes as well as the gentle perlage of other sparkling wines. The narrowing towards the rim of the mouth promotes the richness of the bouquet and transports it in a focused manner towards the nose. Sweet wines such as Auslese, ice wines, Tokaji or Sauternes also benefit from the shape of this unique glass. Let festive moments last forever!
Kurt Josef Zalto - the visionary among glass designers
With his design for a lightweight, thin-walled, yet flexible wineglass, the Austrian glassmaker has gone beyond the current concept of a good glass.