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#101 Post by Scott Brunson » January 29th, 2020, 4:48 pm

My BD order arrived today.
Wow Chris, lots of spare time on your hand? champagne.gif

Great service as always, and I love the stems.
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#102 Post by JonathanG » January 29th, 2020, 7:20 pm

wow that was quick.

Based on this thread alone, I bought a lot of Grassl stems and a lot of Goodfellow wine.
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#103 Post by Keith_B » January 30th, 2020, 4:23 pm

Ordered 2 1855 and 2 Cru, got 1 1855 and 3 Cru. Wrong glass in one of the tubes.
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#104 Post by Craig Pichette » January 30th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Keith_B wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Ordered 2 1855 and 2 Cru, got 1 1855 and 3 Cru. Wrong glass in one of the tubes.
Having read the rest of the thread, it seems pretty clear Chris will fix it if you communicate directly with him about it.

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#105 Post by Keith_B » January 30th, 2020, 5:14 pm

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#106 Post by Keith_B » January 30th, 2020, 6:02 pm

Craig Pichette wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Keith_B wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Ordered 2 1855 and 2 Cru, got 1 1855 and 3 Cru. Wrong glass in one of the tubes.
Having read the rest of the thread, it seems pretty clear Chris will fix it if you communicate directly with him about it.
You are absolutely right. Chris got back to me almost immediately. What incredible customer service! And, the glasses are excellent as well. Will be adding more in the near future!
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#107 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 30th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Anyone have tips for how best to clean these, particularly the 1855 given how delicate it seems? Can't seem to find a good position for placing it in the dishwasher and would like to give it a wash before use.
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#108 Post by Jeremy C » January 30th, 2020, 6:22 pm

Brian, I have washed the 1855 in the dishwasher without incident many times.
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#109 Post by Steve Gautier » January 30th, 2020, 6:34 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Anyone have tips for how best to clean these, particularly the 1855 given how delicate it seems? Can't seem to find a good position for placing it in the dishwasher and would like to give it a wash before use.
I have the same problem with the dishwasher. It just doesn’t seem to fit so I hand wash. The size of the top of the bowl makes it hard.
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#110 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » January 30th, 2020, 6:42 pm

JonathanG wrote:
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wow that was quick.

Based on this thread alone, I bought a lot of Grassl stems and a lot of Goodfellow wine.
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#111 Post by Jeremy C » January 30th, 2020, 6:48 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Anyone have tips for how best to clean these, particularly the 1855 given how delicate it seems? Can't seem to find a good position for placing it in the dishwasher and would like to give it a wash before use.
I have the same problem with the dishwasher. It just doesn’t seem to fit so I hand wash. The size of the top of the bowl makes it hard.
I use the bottom rack.
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#112 Post by ykwon » January 30th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Ordered some tasting stems for durability since we like to break lots of glases in our house.
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#113 Post by Ron Slye » January 30th, 2020, 8:00 pm

Jeremy C wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Brian, I have washed the 1855 in the dishwasher without incident many times.
I have washed it as well in the dishwasher -- both top rack and bottom rack. I just try to make sure that it is not near anything else that it can hit against.

I used to hand wash everything, but as others have noted, hand washing has historically led to more breakage than dishwashers these days. One idea is to run a load only with the glassware -- I have done that before.

I would also say, given Marcus' replacement policy, worst case scenario you are out $10 and some time waiting for the new glass! But seriously, I have never had something break in the dishwasher in the last 3-4 years that I have started doing this.

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#114 Post by K. Tr@n » January 30th, 2020, 8:10 pm

I broke a few times hand washing. Never broke anything in the dish washer in the past 5 years.
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#115 Post by Philip G » January 30th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Got my BD Grassl glasses today. So listen. I work for NASA. This is clearly alien technology. Picked up the 1885 and it was defying gravity. Anti-matter? Pretty sure...
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#116 Post by Chris Freemott » January 30th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Dishwasher. Please. I agree the angles of the bowls can make cleaning with hands frightening. When the first factory glasses landed at my house I opened a Cru, washed it, and promptly broke a bowl in my hand. We have since added a touch more glass to help but there is an angle to them that can be delicate.

I use my bottom rack. I don’t use the flapping arm that has stem slots. I actually remove my utensil rack and simply stick the bowls over 2 tines and let them rest at an angle. I can get about a dozen in the bottom.

I don’t let them touch one another and you should slowly test if you are exposing anything to the top spinning water dispenser.

I use Cascade platinum. China wash setting. And in about 30 minutes they are all set.

Alex and I have been working on a bottle brush that looks like a fuzzy fork. One tong would be in the bowl, the other outside the bowl to help with lip smears without adding too much pressure to the edge of the glass.

But we need to get the champagne and water glass for the restaurants wrapped up first.

I’d hoped to release a travel bag but we blew the design and it won’t hold 4 of the largest stems at once so we need to get them remade. But they are designed to be a box you can actually send the glasses in the mail and they would be safe as the bag has hardened inside the walls
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#117 Post by M.Kaplan » January 30th, 2020, 10:24 pm

Chris,
Do the travel bags hold Liberte glasses? If so, I'd like to buy a couple (in heartbeat).
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#118 Post by Chris Freemott » January 30th, 2020, 10:29 pm

Chip-the Anti-matter made me smile

Been a long week. My poor admin who normally runs the business while I work my other career tore a tendon in her foot. It’s been all me most nights. The people
Of the board were very generous and supportive. I had 400 orders.

My hands are covered with kraft tape glue each night.

It’s been a labor of love though.

And Keith, I packed and labeled your replacement tonight. She will ship tomorrow sir.

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#119 Post by Chris Freemott » January 30th, 2020, 10:30 pm

Mark. Yes. They hold 4 Liberté and Mineralité perfectly well.

I even designed master bags for them so you have a sleeve that allows you to bundle 2 or 4 as a group.
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#120 Post by M.Kaplan » January 30th, 2020, 10:56 pm

Excellent. How do I go about buying them?
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#121 Post by adam caldwell » January 30th, 2020, 11:33 pm

Speaking of anti-matter, I already received my bd order as well. That took like 6 seconds, anti-matter and transporter technology ? They look great and I am excited to try them. Thank you.

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#122 Post by Brent S » January 31st, 2020, 11:13 am

mine arrived today. how do they weigh so little? I feel nervous holding them. Guess i'll get more comfortable once i use them.
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#123 Post by John Preston » January 31st, 2020, 11:43 am

I use mine on a regular basis. Even though they might appear delicate, I have yet to break one.

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#124 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » January 31st, 2020, 12:02 pm

They are much less fragile than they appear/feel.

Been using them regularly for a year and all are still intact.
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#125 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » January 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm

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#126 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » January 31st, 2020, 1:15 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Anyone have tips for how best to clean these, particularly the 1855 given how delicate it seems? Can't seem to find a good position for placing it in the dishwasher and would like to give it a wash before use.
I have the same problem with the dishwasher. It just doesn’t seem to fit so I hand wash. The size of the top of the bowl makes it hard.
When we bought our most recent dishwasher a decade or so ago (maybe 15 years at this point, who knows, I specifically made this a shopping point. We bought a Miele and it has a little shelf that folds down on the top rack specifically to hold stems. With the top rack lowered all the way, it will hold my new Grassls, and my old Riedel Vinums (though the syrah is a mm or so too tall, so it takes a little jiggling). I'll never buy another dishwasher without the wine glass feature! [cheers.gif]

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#127 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » January 31st, 2020, 1:28 pm

I think I need one of those bags, once it's big enough to hold 4 of the big boys. Nice supplement to my Riedel-branded six-carrier (aka the box they came in).

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#128 Post by aaronfullen » January 31st, 2020, 1:54 pm

Our house is Liberte for still whites and Mineralite for bubbles. Zalto Bordeaux for our reds.

Those Champagne glasses look tight, Chris. May have to jump in on those when they're available.

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#129 Post by Fred Davis » January 31st, 2020, 2:04 pm

Glasses arrived--they look beautiful. Wow.

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#130 Post by dcornutt » January 31st, 2020, 3:32 pm

Chris.
I was not around for Berserker day due to work but
I am in for some Liberte and Cru when the time comes around again.
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#131 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » January 31st, 2020, 3:39 pm

Loving the tasting glass.
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#132 Post by Keith_B » January 31st, 2020, 3:45 pm

Chris Freemott wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Chip-the Anti-matter made me smile

Been a long week. My poor admin who normally runs the business while I work my other career tore a tendon in her foot. It’s been all me most nights. The people
Of the board were very generous and supportive. I had 400 orders.

My hands are covered with kraft tape glue each night.

It’s been a labor of love though.

And Keith, I packed and labeled your replacement tonight. She will ship tomorrow sir.
Thanks so much Chris!
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#133 Post by jordan jacobs » January 31st, 2020, 4:51 pm

Well I'll just throw another match on the flame, but I have been doing my own side by side comparison of Grassl 1855 vs the Zalto Bordeaux glasses for the last 4 weeks and in many cases blind. The wines were all Bordeaux from 1990-2005, with most being from 2000. While there are definitely noticeable differences I preferred the Grassl in all instances, even when blind. My palate gravitates to old world mature wines and the Zalto comes across a bit brighter and candied where the Grassl is more abt to show the tertiary characteristics a bit more and do I dare say more focus? Certainly a bit more lift. Ive known Chris for over 15 years (shit Im getting old) and I am thrilled for him and us that he was able to create something like this. Cheers to well deserved success!

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#134 Post by jordan jacobs » January 31st, 2020, 4:51 pm

PS February will the Burgundy testing. YUM

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#135 Post by J. Rock » January 31st, 2020, 5:43 pm

Guys, stop teasing me! Mine aren't supposed to be here until Monday (which is still very quick shipping!
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#136 Post by JDavisRoby » January 31st, 2020, 5:45 pm

Mine shipped today and are scheduled to arrive Tuesday. These fawning posts have me very anxious to give them a swirl.
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#137 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » January 31st, 2020, 5:53 pm

dcornutt wrote:
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Chris.
I was not around for Berserker day due to work but
I am in for some Liberte and Cru when the time comes around again.
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#138 Post by Brad S c h i e r » January 31st, 2020, 7:35 pm

Mine arrived in Texas.. loved them so much.. added a decanter. Will add more next B day and will spin down others to parents lake house.

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#139 Post by maureen nelson » January 31st, 2020, 7:44 pm

Ok just read thru both long threads and attempted to buy a dozen Cru (best for burg, right) but can’t get the cart to load them. Sold out? Or what.

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#140 Post by JonathanG » January 31st, 2020, 7:55 pm

Some are on backorder, you may have to select backorder as your shipping option. I think I had to do that on a couple of items also.

Today is my first Grassl Glass day. Ithought at first they were a bit too thin, but once there's some wine in them, they just feel so balanced and elegant. So glad I bought several on BD. Awesome product for sure.
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#141 Post by Chris Freemott » January 31st, 2020, 7:58 pm

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#142 Post by maureen nelson » January 31st, 2020, 8:33 pm

Ok, purchase made but the only option I could choose for a dozen was “tube.” If the boxes become available (preferably two boxes of six) please send the glasses that way.

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#143 Post by Dave McIsaac » February 1st, 2020, 8:07 am

Chris Freemott wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Dishwasher. Please. I agree the angles of the bowls can make cleaning with hands frightening. When the first factory glasses landed at my house I opened a Cru, washed it, and promptly broke a bowl in my hand. We have since added a touch more glass to help but there is an angle to them that can be delicate.

I use my bottom rack. I don’t use the flapping arm that has stem slots. I actually remove my utensil rack and simply stick the bowls over 2 tines and let them rest at an angle. I can get about a dozen in the bottom.

I don’t let them touch one another and you should slowly test if you are exposing anything to the top spinning water dispenser.

I use Cascade platinum. China wash setting. And in about 30 minutes they are all set.

Alex and I have been working on a bottle brush that looks like a fuzzy fork. One tong would be in the bowl, the other outside the bowl to help with lip smears without adding too much pressure to the edge of the glass.

But we need to get the champagne and water glass for the restaurants wrapped up first.

I’d hoped to release a travel bag but we blew the design and it won’t hold 4 of the largest stems at once so we need to get them remade. But they are designed to be a box you can actually send the glasses in the mail and they would be safe as the bag has hardened inside the walls
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#144 Post by J. Rock » February 1st, 2020, 10:26 am

It looks like mine are arriving early! I'm very excited to try them. Other than Riesling, what other wines show well in the Mineralité? I'm thinking of having a Liquid Farm Chardonnay or Dragonette Sauvignon Blanc with dinner tonight and wondering if those would show well.
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#145 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » February 1st, 2020, 10:38 am

I use the Mineralité for Champagne!
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#146 Post by Chris Freemott » February 1st, 2020, 11:58 am

Jordan,
Mineralité is an acidic wine's friend. SB is solid, lots of white Italian and Greek fit here as well.

Dave - those are brilliant!! Thanks

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#147 Post by Dave H. » February 1st, 2020, 2:35 pm

Received my two 1855s last night. Love the shape. As others have commented, they are crazy light! These are my first "expensive" wine glasses, and I never thought I'd spend more than $10 on a wine glass, but here we are, and these are great. Maiden voyage was a Sandlands 2015 Trousseau. (Very good wine, probably not getting any better.)
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#148 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » February 1st, 2020, 2:50 pm

Brent S wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 11:13 am
mine arrived today. how do they weigh so little? I feel nervous holding them. Guess i'll get more comfortable once i use them.
From my experience, they become the “norm” in 1-2 weeks. But it’s surprising how clunky many glasses feel once the Grassl become the norm.
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#149 Post by Ron Slye » February 1st, 2020, 6:30 pm

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Brent S wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 11:13 am
mine arrived today. how do they weigh so little? I feel nervous holding them. Guess i'll get more comfortable once i use them.
From my experience, they become the “norm” in 1-2 weeks. But it’s surprising how clunky many glasses feel once the Grassl become the norm.
I definitely agree with Marcus here. My Riedel Somm series used to seem light and delicate to me -- now they feel like mass produced clunky wine glasses (well, I exaggerate a bit, but not as much as some might think!). I still use the Riedels. Sometimes they show the wine better -- but I prefer holding and drinking from the Grassls because of their light weight and balance.

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#150 Post by Russ Williams » February 1st, 2020, 8:16 pm

Dave H. wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 2:35 pm
Received my two 1855s last night. Love the shape. As others have commented, they are crazy light! These are my first "expensive" wine glasses, and I never thought I'd spend more than $10 on a wine glass, but here we are, and these are great. Maiden voyage was a Sandlands 2015 Trousseau. (Very good wine, probably not getting any better.)
Don’t worry, you will have 2 dozen “expensive” wine glasses before you know it. Expensive wine glasses really do make a difference. I have converted numerous friends who thought spending more than $10 on a wine glass was ridiculous.
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