Wine Lovers Deserve a Renaissance Glass
Recently I sat down with élite Magazine publishers Moe and Linda Hafizi over wine. Not shocking. However this time it was with wine served in a molecularly structured wine glass that promised to enhance any priced wine, without any swirling, and deliver an experience that is above other well-known quality stemware. And this idea was new to all of us.
After working in glassware since 2020 Valencia couple Mark Rudd and Monica Geronimo launched their company, Renaissance Glassware, in August of this year and now have affiliates all over the country. Their partner in the company developed the proprietary material formulation, using precious and semi-precious gemstones, for their glassware collections.
Before sampling wine from their glass we learned:
The technology used by Renaissance Glassware is a proprietary formulation of gemstones used in their raw form.
No two glasses in each collection are exactly the same as they are individually hand made.
Renaissance Glassware includes “a team of material scientists” that do the research and technology to create the glassware. The pieces cannot be duplicated.
For $1,200 a glass you are also offered techniques in cleaning, drying and storing. In the future glass insurance will be offered.
Renaissance Glassware can create one-of-a-kind bespoke designs according to client’s specifications, which can include precious gemstones or metals affixed to the glass, and each glass will have its own serial number.
The glass has a “harmonic frequency” that radiates when tapped. They have a “magic wand” you can purchase to do the tapping if you like the idea. (I call it music over harmonic frequency as compared to the other branded glass we sampled from music is what it sounded like to me. The music radiated for a long time, like the long length you sometimes note in a fine wine.)
They are creating a special carrying case for the glassware so you can take yours to a restaurant, a friend’s home or anywhere you may be enjoying wine.
They can turn the glass into any shape, including cookware, and are currently in motion to release a flute, scotch glass, tumblers and teacups.
The reason they chose the name Renaissance is a nod to the first Renaissance period when there was an “awakening” in technology and art. Buyers can then “join the revolution.”
The Taste Test
We were handed the “Red Somm” from their Florence Collection, which was a very large tulip shape, to do the taste test with side-by-side with another well-known brand. We were instructed not to swirl either glass before sniffing, and the other glassware brand was completely closed off without swirling first, and still pretty closed off after. I noted the wine in the Renaissance glass had aromas indicative of the variety – a Pinot Noir – that we were drinking. This difference, we were told, was due to the molecular activation of the wine molecules. The flavors – also indicative of the variety – that appeared in the Renaissance glass did not match those in the other branded glass. The Renaissance glass definitely did enhance both the aromas and flavors. Finally we were instructed to place the remaining wine from the other branded glass into the Renaissance so we could fully enjoy, which we did.
From their News Release
Hello World – Renaissance Glassware Launches a New Luxury Glassware Brand
Los Angeles, California – The luxury glassware company, Renaissance Glassware, has launched their new website showcasing their luxury glassware pieces which include revolutionary technological advancements in material science and manufacturing.
When asked about the launch of the new brand, the company’s Director of Brand Development, Monica Geronimo, said, “We are very excited to empower wine, spirits, tea and coffee aficionados around the world with beautifully crafted luxury glassware pieces that will dynamically enhance their favorite beverages and those special moments in life.”
Renaissance Glassware is a luxury brand born in LA and inspired by the divergent convergence of art, cultural diversity and commerce found in this important leader within the global economy. Speaking about the topic of being an LA brand, Geronimo continued, “While we call LA home, we find inspiration from around the world where great design and innovation can be found every day. We are inspired by the beauty, elegance, design and innovation from around the world.”
Renaissance Glassware will ultimately offer a wide range of products for every type of wine, spirit, tea and coffee. The company will launch with their ground breaking Florence Collection starting with their Florentina Rossa Sommelier. Additionally, the company will offer clients the opportunity to design their own set of bespoke luxury glassware empowering vision and creativity globally.
Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), a “certification in first globally-recognized course” as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Level 1 Sake Award from WSET, was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video (over 16k views), authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru and the Global Wine Awards. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits.
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