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#1 Post by Peter Petersen » April 14th, 2020, 1:37 pm

I've been looking for a nice light glass that not only allows wines to shine but also won't break the bank when I invariably crack one while washing them. Recent blunders include a Grassl 1855 and a Gabriel Glass Gold, total of $100 down the drain and entirely my own fault.
GLASVIN seems a new addition to an ever increasing number of handmade quality glasses available and is priced at the QPR level for sure. I've tried it on two Chianti wines, two old red Tablas Creek Esprit, and a young Gigondas, and been extremely pleased. It performs almost as well as the GGG. The bowl is slightly larger and allows for the wine to expand nicely, sometimes the GGG focuses the aromas slightly better although not always. The weight is about the same and the clarity of the glass is excellent. It's a standard tulip shape with excellent room at the bottom if you just want 2-3oz.
For myself this is going to be an excellent everyday glass that could also be used for offlines. For great wines and discerning guests I'll use my Grassl 1855 or Cru, while the "heathens" get the Grassl tasting glass, which is also nice and sufficiently sturdy that I don't have to worry too much unless they decide to throw them in the fireplace!

First picture shows the shape pretty well with a Chianti that seems darker in the picture than it actually was:
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The second is a line-up of GGG to the left, Grassl tasting in the middle, and GLASVIN to the right:
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My only minor complaint is the name and only because in my native tongue "vinglas" is the word for wine glass. But who knows, maybe some Scandinavian was involved in the development.

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#2 Post by davidkong » April 14th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Thank you Peter, I really appreciate the review.
I can assure you that no Scandinavian was involved in the naming of Glasvin!

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#3 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » April 14th, 2020, 2:51 pm

I don't know David K but he offered me Glasvin test drive via WB PM so I've been using it side-by-side with my Grassl Liberte for the past month. I think these two glasses are oriented to slightly different uses so this might not be the ideal comparison but it is what I have handy.

Overall the quality is fairly comparable and the differences are a matter of taste and purpose. The Liberte has a more exotic shape while the Glasvin is more classic. The weights are identical (3.5 oz). The rim thickness on the Liberte is slightly finer, giving the Glasvin a more durable feel when cleaning. Empty, the Glasvin is more balanced and the Liberte is more bottom-heavy. Filled, the Liberte is more balanced and the Glasvin is more top-heavy. The pear-shape of the Liberte provides some additional aroma concentration. The wider opening of the Glasvin seems to allow for more in-glass evolution which is helpful for younger and more structured wines.

While I do find myself reaching for the Liberte more frequently, I would be happy to be served from either and can recommend Glasvin as a high-quality option. I didn't know the price at the time of the evaluation but I gather from post #1 that it is also less expensive.

One other thing to note is that the Glasvin packaging is extremely durable and elegant; even suitable for gifting.
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#4 Post by Robert M yers » April 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Peter, you should know Chris replaces glasses for $10 shipping charge for breakage (at least those purchased here I believe) Not discounting another nice glass, but the Grassl warranty is incredible. Thankfully I’ve not had to use it [cheers.gif]

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#5 Post by Chris Freemott » April 14th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Pretty glass and great package! Bravo.
Life is too short to drink from a bad glass.
Love seeing high quality craftsmanship come to this space.
Exciting times indeed.
Best wishes on the endeavor. I’ll grab a few and report back.

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#6 Post by davidkong » April 14th, 2020, 9:09 pm

Thank you Chris - Grassl is one of the great glasses we were inspired by.
It goes without saying that if your glass breaks (especially with the shipping issues caused by COVID) - please don't hesitate to reach out to us - we will make it right.
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#7 Post by Robert M yers » April 14th, 2020, 9:21 pm

Sorry fellas not meaning to start a “fight” [pillow-fight.gif] . You know we all want more glasses...any edge we can get to bring out the nuance of our grape juice [group-hug.gif]

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#8 Post by Albert_H » April 15th, 2020, 3:24 am

davidkong wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Thank you Peter, I really appreciate the review.
I can assure you that no Scandinavian was involved in the naming of Glasvin!

I've made a coupon code for this forum - WINEBERSERKERS - that gets the price down to a bit more than $25/glass for 2 glasses and a bit less than $25/glass for 4+ glasses. Everything is free shipping!
I'm at checkout and it show shipping to be $4.90
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#9 Post by Peter Petersen » April 15th, 2020, 7:54 am

Robert M yers wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Peter, you should know Chris replaces glasses for $10 shipping charge for breakage (at least those purchased here I believe) Not discounting another nice glass, but the Grassl warranty is incredible. Thankfully I’ve not had to use it [cheers.gif]
I know, I used when two people cracked a pair when clinking they glasses! [cheers.gif]

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#10 Post by RickieM » April 15th, 2020, 8:47 am

Same here, shows a $4.90 shipping charge.
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#11 Post by Vince L. » April 15th, 2020, 9:22 am

How many glasses did you try to buy. When I put in the 4 pack last night there wasn't a shipping charge but I might change that to a two pack. (Didn't check out yet)
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#12 Post by davidkong » April 15th, 2020, 9:45 am

Sorry about the 4.90 shipping charge. I set it so that when it's over $95 it's free but because of the discount it moved it into the not free territory. It's my mistake, and it has been fixed. I will refund shipping charges to anyone who inadvertently paid for it yesterday.
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#13 Post by c fu » April 15th, 2020, 10:34 am

I need more stemware like I need a hole in the back of my head.. but ordered 8. Can't wait to try them.
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#14 Post by T. Altmayer » April 15th, 2020, 10:37 am

Thanks Peter. I definitely have a wine glass fetish developing. Love the Grassl 1855 for the vast majority of wines I drink. I use the Zalto Universal for Champagne and Riesling. Occasionally, I will break out the Zalto Burgundy, but that is becoming more rare. The GLASVIN glass definitely looks nice.
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#15 Post by m. ristev » April 15th, 2020, 10:47 am

looks a bit like the jancis robinson glass?
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#16 Post by Vince L. » April 15th, 2020, 11:38 am

I just put in my order for 4. Will be my first "proper" glass as I've mainly been drinking out of freebies from weddings and the such :)
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#17 Post by Albert R » April 15th, 2020, 6:31 pm

Two orders in! David thank you for your prompt answer to my PM and facilitating both orders.
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#18 Post by KC Cormack » April 16th, 2020, 11:45 am

I just ordered four!

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#19 Post by davidkong » April 16th, 2020, 11:36 pm

Thanks guys - orders shipping out this morning (my fulfillment center was on holiday the last few days...). East coast is 1-2 days. West Coast is 4-5 days. Please don't hesitate to reach out, as always.
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#20 Post by Scott Goodwin » April 17th, 2020, 4:33 am

I'm in for 4 as well. Look like great glasses. Very timely offer as I'd already decided that the stemware in our "quarantine house" was just not up to par. Especially in light of the significant increase in wine consumption during this period! Thank you!

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#21 Post by A.Khanna » April 18th, 2020, 3:47 pm

I just bought 4. Have a special bottle in mind to try these out.
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#22 Post by H. N o w b a r » April 21st, 2020, 1:04 am

I just ordered a pair. Thanks for the berserkers discount. Looking forward to trying them out.
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#23 Post by TinahKing » April 21st, 2020, 3:03 pm

In for 2. been looking for a glass anyway, and now I've got the cellar set up in a childproof part of the house, it's about time to get some "real" glasses. thank you!

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#24 Post by c fu » April 25th, 2020, 11:48 pm

just got mine in. ok. these glasses are legit. I just tasted this with the zalto universal and the GGG. I love the feel, smell, taste. Also the boxes they come in are foam inserts, so perfect for travel. The weight distribution on the glass with some wine in it is perfect. THe zalto is a little top heavy, GGG a little bottom heavy, the glasvin is great. The grassl have a good balance too but the bottom is kinda too big for me.

Not sure there is a glass better under $25. I bought an 8 pack so it was $21 a glass.


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#25 Post by c fu » April 26th, 2020, 12:40 pm

David told me they are close to selling out of this shipment. Hop on it!

I need to buy myself another 8 pack. My neighbors are taking almost all of mine after seeing my Instagram post 😅😅
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#26 Post by JohnCummings » April 26th, 2020, 12:41 pm

c fu wrote:
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Not sure there is a glass better under $25. I bought an 8 pack so it was $21 a glass.

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#27 Post by davidkong » April 26th, 2020, 1:05 pm

c fu wrote:
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David told me they are close to selling out of this shipment. Hop on it!

I need to buy myself another 8 pack. My neighbors are taking almost all of mine after seeing my Instagram post 😅😅
I really appreciate everyone's support. We have to reserve some as replacement glasses - that's our top priority. But the lead time isn't crazy - a couple of months.
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#28 Post by Scott Watkins » April 26th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Yeah like I need more glasses but I woke up last night at 2am and at that time I'm weak bam order in. Love the look can't wait to try them!
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#29 Post by DavidFrankil » April 26th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Order in - thank you for the discount. Don't really need new stemware, and love my GGGs, but I seem to break one every other month. Almost as expensive as my wine habit. :)

Down to my last couple, so I was going to be looking for new glasses soon to replace them.

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#30 Post by John O' » April 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm

In for 4. Love my Grassl's but this seems to be an offer you can't refuse (plus I'm a klutz)
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#31 Post by Keith_B » April 26th, 2020, 2:27 pm

In for 2. I’m in love with my Grassl 1855s, but wanting something for summer whites and rosés, these look like a great option to explore.
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#32 Post by Andrew K. » April 26th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Ordered 4. Excited to try a new daily driver for my non-Pinot selections.
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#33 Post by JFertitta » April 26th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Saw Charlie's IG story, bought 8. Looking forward to it!
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#34 Post by Joe V » April 26th, 2020, 5:41 pm

Just ordered a 4 pack to replace some of my random breaks over the year. Thanks!
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#35 Post by Bob Paul » April 26th, 2020, 7:34 pm

Is there only the one size/model? That’s all I see on the site so I presume so, but just wanted to confirm.

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#36 Post by c fu » April 26th, 2020, 7:36 pm

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Is there only the one size/model? That’s all I see on the site so I presume so, but just wanted to confirm.
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#38 Post by Jake Rubash » April 26th, 2020, 9:34 pm

Charlie got me on IG too, in for 4

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#39 Post by davidkong » April 26th, 2020, 10:24 pm

Hi, we changed the store to take pre-arrival requests. It will take roughly 2 months to get another shipment. No credit card is required, and you can still buy these glasses at the same 40% off using the discount code. Feel free to change your mind after you place the order, of course.
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#40 Post by T. Williams » April 27th, 2020, 3:33 pm

I am distinctly in the needing more glasses like I need a hole in the head camp, but....Order in for 4. This is going to be a long two months.

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#41 Post by w.fu » April 28th, 2020, 3:48 pm

Ordered 8, can't wait.
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#42 Post by ChrisJames » April 28th, 2020, 5:56 pm

These are great glasses! My only previous glassware has been Riedels. Initially, we were highly skeptical of the Glasvin- they are so light and thin that they almost don't seem real. We quickly came to love them for that lightness and found them to be a pleasure to hold. Our Riedels now look and feel like something people suffered through in the 20th century. We also love the Glasvin bowls both for how they focus the aromas and for how they encourage a smaller pour. We got six glasses out of a bottle instead of our usual four! We’ve now used them twice – with an OR Chardonnay and a Alto Piedmont Lessona – both with the same positive results. [cheers.gif]

Also, David personally reached out to me unsolicited and apologized for slow shipping. Very nice.

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#43 Post by Curtis Chen » April 28th, 2020, 6:03 pm

Ordered an 8 pack. Woot!
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#44 Post by Joe Chanley » April 29th, 2020, 6:37 am

ChrisJames wrote:
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Our Riedels now look and feel like something people suffered through in the 20th century.
It's hard to go back once you've held any of the hand-blown glassware (GGG, zalto, etc.)

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#45 Post by AD Northup » April 29th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Order in...bummed to have to wait a few months but excited for the summer
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#46 Post by Keith_B » April 29th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Just received my two glasses today, took it for a spin with some Bedrock Lulu. Highly recommend on both items.
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#47 Post by Vince L. » April 29th, 2020, 4:34 pm

Joe Chanley wrote:
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Our Riedels now look and feel like something people suffered through in the 20th century.
It's hard to go back once you've held any of the hand-blown glassware (GGG, zalto, etc.)
Agreed; I've been using the free stuff ppl give you at weddings.

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#48 Post by Mark Y » May 1st, 2020, 5:14 pm

Received mine today.. Don't have wine today but did try it with a beer.

Love the lightness of the glass. The bowl size is great for beer (and probably champagne).
The balance in the hand is awesome, the mouth feel is great with the really thin rim.

I find GGG useless for wine (except maybe bubbly), but i LOVE GGG for beer.. will try some wine with the Glasvin tomorrow, but so far, i like this for beer just as much as the GGG..

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#49 Post by Will Vetzi » May 1st, 2020, 6:19 pm

Also received my 4-pack today. Nice packaging, very secure, love the foam.

Put them through their paces with '18 Carlisle SC Zin, '05 Defaix Vaillon, and Tarlant Zero Brut Rose. Side by side with Grassl tasting glasses, which have been an incredible workhorse over the past year or so that I've had them.

These glasses feel amazing in the hand, great balance but also a sense of sturdiness. On the nose and palate these seemed to elevate every aspect of each of these wines. Great purchase.

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Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

#50 Post by Mark Y » May 3rd, 2020, 6:19 pm

Did a more comprehensive trial of the Glasvin, and here are some thoughts:

Overall: the build quality is great. This is essentially the 'universal' version so the bowl is on the smaller side. Super light weight, but great balance in the hand.
I look forward to trying the bigger bowl versions coming up

All wines tried with Glasvin vs Zalto Bdx
Bubbly: This is where Glasvin excels. Much more better focus on the fruit, where as the Zalto was perhaps too large and dissipates the nose. I preferred the Glasvin for a bubbly

Jura White: Ganevat. Since the wine is almost beer like with the funkiness, i expected the Glasvin to shine and it definite did. Much higher intensity of fruit, indian spices.

White burg: Here the bigger Zalto bowl made the nose much more expansive. Where as the smaller bowl of the glasvin muted the nose a bit. Look foward to the glasvin-burg!

Also tried 4 reds, but by that point, i stopped taking formal notes. Both Glasvin and Zalto tasted similar at that point ;)
Y.e.

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