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Your Guide to the Perfect Glassware Collection with LSA International

“The glass designs you need to complete your collection.”

 

Born out of the glitz and glamour of 1960s Swinging London, LSA International is a brand that knows a thing or two about premium quality glassware. Starting life out with a small but curated collection of Polish enamelware, LSA first went to marketing with traditional brightly coloured enamelware but soon expanded its range to specialise in the luxury glassware for which it has made its name. Today one of the industry’s most prestigious and respected glassware makers, Creative Director Monika Lubowska-Jonas continues at the helm of the company to continue her father’s passion for contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship.

We caught up with LSA to ask for advice on the essential glass designs you need in your glassware collection.

Bordeaux Glasses

Carefully selecting your wine glass is crucial to unlocking the full flavours of your chosen wine.

A single glass is not ideal for all styles of wine, and your glass should be chosen to complement the wine you are drinking.

Often assumed to be the go-to glass for red wine, a Bordeaux glass features a wider bottom and narrow mouth that helps aerate and maximise the flavour of medium to full-bodied wines. The narrow mouth is also designed to bring the wine’s scent bouquet closer to the nose for a fuller experience.

White Wine Glasses

Since white wine doesn’t require the same level of aeration as red wines, white wine glasses are crafted with a narrower mouth to lock in the fresh flavours and smells. As white wines are best served ice cold, be sure to hold your glass by the stem to keep your wine refreshingly cool for as long as possible.

Champagne Flutes

The sparkling nature of champagne means the less exposure to oxygen the champagne gets, the longer the bubbles last. Designed with a narrow mouth and elongated walls that allow the bubbles to develop and last longer, your champagne glass will also feature a long stem to prevent the warmth of your hand from affecting the temperature of your fizz.

Champagne Coupes

Allegedly modelled on the breasts of Marie Antoinette, the champagne coupe has been a popular choice of drinks vessel in France since the 1700s but first rose to fame in the US during the 1930s. Synonymous with nostalgic elegance (and now di Caprio’s Gatsby), the wide, shallow design of the champagne saucer doesn’t lend itself well to bubble formation so save these glassy for showy occasions to showcase your good taste.

Margarita Glasses

A hybrid of your classic champagne flute and champagne coupes, the unusual steeped design of the margarita glass is essential to serve your fruity summer cocktails up in style.

Martini Glasses

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Elevated to such an iconic status that it is sometimes even referred to with the umbrella term of cocktail glass, the martini glass is distinct for its instantly recognisable V-shaped bowl and wide rip.

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