Glassware is not the easier product to differentiate, but here's a company - Roberts Wineware
- that has a unique and interesting "twist" on enhancing the wine drinking experience. By adding textural elements near the rim of the glasses, Roberts'
stemware incorporates lessons learned about glass shape with an understanding of the body’s taste mechanism. Roberts
claims that studies show that saliva is needed to process and register flavor, which is hard to disagree with. The texture they have near the rim of the stemware excites neural receptors in the tongue and lips, driving salivary secretions. The result: an awakening of the palate for enhanced taste awareness.
Bottom line.....the wine tastes better. And, if that is true - isn't that what its all about?
Ok...there's a bit more to it that simply adding texture near the rim. Roberts Wineware
also has well porportioned bowl sizes for each wine type and they spend a great deal of attention the stems believing them to be an intregal part of the wine tasting experience. And, since besides the lips touching the rim...it's the only other place a drinker comes in contact with the glass. So, we agree with Roberts Wineware
that well made stems are also part of the wine drinking experience.
You can check out the entire line of Roberts Wineware
stems and judge for yourself by going to:http://www.robertswineware.com/
Their well thought out website will give you answers to questions you may have about their entire process of taste enhancement. As proponents of tabletop products that are truly different, we like what Roberts
is doing. We understand that these might not work for everyone....or, for wines at every level of quality....but, if a restaurant or sommelier wants to try something a bit different, Roberts Wineware
stems might just help satisfy that special guest.