Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

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#201 Post by danielahn » March 8th, 2019, 7:00 pm

Chris, only half my order showed up, wasn't sure if you were sending them through separate shipments. PM sent. Thanks!

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#202 Post by Stephen Faulkner » March 9th, 2019, 5:48 am

Chris Freemott wrote:
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Stephen, 3/15/19 is the word from Schenker on USA arrival. so, call it 2 weeks or so from there to get them out...WHICH...of course, has a flaw...I'm in Bordeaux 3/30 - 4/7 for E.P. Working on coordinating an alternative to me overseeing all of this while I travel. I have to play that by ear as the arrival in the US also needs the glasses to get to Chicago then to me...I've had that take 3 days...and 17...when they land I'll have more updates.
No worries, Chris, I was just wondering. I have a fruit jar or two I can use until April. so enjoy Bordeaux and worry about it when you get back.

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#203 Post by sdfruman » March 12th, 2019, 3:18 pm

I just wanted to say how much I love these glasses! I've been using the Cru for about a week, and find them to be much better balanced for me than the Zalto Burgundy, which were too wide and almost unbalanced for my hands. I also got the Liberte, and will be popping a bottle of champagne soon to try them out. Thank you for being so thoughtful in all the steps you've taken for these glasses. I can't wait for what's next!
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#204 Post by N. Justl » March 16th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Looking forward to trying these.

What’s the consensus protocol before first use? Rinse with water? Rinse with wine? Wash?
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#205 Post by Chris Freemott » March 17th, 2019, 9:33 pm

I would advise a cleaning cycle. they're from a factory floor. have had their lip/rim polished...i'd run them in your machine.

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#206 Post by Chris Freemott » March 20th, 2019, 4:22 pm

Container confirmed with a 3/28 landing date in port in NY
I will begin likely distributing these as early as 4/12 - 4/14

We are close to having the ZenDesk component live on the site. When that happens, pull-down menu items for things such as "broken in transit", "I want a cardboard tube", "I broke one, can I use the $10 replacement" and the like will be up. I'll post a link here to drive inbound questions to me to a better method that IM/PM/email.

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#207 Post by Charles Hetzel » March 25th, 2019, 7:37 am

Thanks for the update Chris Freemott - we appreciate all that you do!
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#208 Post by Dave McIsaac » March 27th, 2019, 5:43 pm

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#209 Post by Chris Freemott » March 27th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Dave,
Haven't forgotten.

Shipment confirmed as a NYC 3/28 landing, Chicago on 4/2, dispatch to tell me arrival date and then we can ship.

Taken longer than I wanted. I'm sorry.

Those with inquiries (or complaints, which is fair) - we've launched ZenDesk on the site, lower right corner of the web page is a help icon. That creates a ticket we can track and reply to.

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#210 Post by Chris Freemott » April 5th, 2019, 1:50 am

Glasses have landed. Will be at my home today or Monday. Dispatch coordinating with my admin. I return from France Sunday and we will be packing and shipping all week. Glasses in hand inside 7–10 days folks. Thanks for the patience.

Decanters are 40 days behind.

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#211 Post by bretrooks » April 5th, 2019, 9:49 am

Thanks for the update, Chris.

We finally got a chance to use the Libertés on a few different wines in the last week or two, and we've really enjoyed them - they worked well with both a crémant and a Vacqueyras last weekend, so that says something for their versatility.
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#213 Post by RickieM » April 6th, 2019, 8:40 am

I love all four of the Grassl glasses, the Cru being my favorite. My Zaltos or anything else has not seen any use since receiving these wonderful glasses!
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#214 Post by DanielP » April 8th, 2019, 10:22 am

Hey Chris,

I submitted an inquiry via the website's Zendesk last week - is that functional?
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#215 Post by Daniel Uriostegui » April 8th, 2019, 2:52 pm

Anyway to still jump on this deal Chris?

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#216 Post by Dave McIsaac » April 8th, 2019, 4:53 pm

The code no longer works

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#217 Post by Chris Freemott » April 8th, 2019, 8:34 pm

We changed site providers but the code would have expired by now. Reach out directly and I’ll
Work with you on a price.

Yes zendesk is live. Let me see what I missed. Was in France last week for my birthday.

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#218 Post by Jim Stewart » April 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm

You don't know what you don't know. Bought a couple of Liberte on the BD offer as kind of a treat for me and my wife. One arrived broken, and I have been reluctant to use the single survivor until we have the glasses for both of us. Gave in just now to pour myself a glass of Champalou Vouvray. Kind of a WOW experience! I am truly and surprisingly impressed. We have been using Reidel as our "good enoughs" for quite a while, but the wine drinking pleasure seems to actually be enhanced by using glasses like this Grassl Liberte. Being a skeptic and cynic may have kept me from some other simple pleasures such as this. Now, what else don't I know ???

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#220 Post by Stephen Faulkner » April 23rd, 2019, 10:02 am

Chris Freemott wrote:
April 5th, 2019, 1:50 am
Glasses have landed. Will be at my home today or Monday. Dispatch coordinating with my admin. I return from France Sunday and we will be packing and shipping all week. Glasses in hand inside 7–10 days folks. Thanks for the patience.

Decanters are 40 days behind.
Hi Chris -any updates on this? Thanks.

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#221 Post by Chris Freemott » April 23rd, 2019, 10:23 am

We have stock. Did I not fulfill your order?!
Decanters still not in.

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#222 Post by AAgrawal » April 23rd, 2019, 11:12 am

I got the glasses (1855/Cru) and love them. Exactly what I had hoped for. The only reported negative on the boards has been the slightly larger bases, though to be honest I didn't notice that at all with these two glasses. And when I measure at least the Cru vs. the Zalto Burgundy, the bases seem almost identical sizes. Maybe that's only an issue with the smaller glasses?
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#223 Post by Stephen Faulkner » April 23rd, 2019, 12:53 pm

Chris Freemott wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 10:23 am
We have stock. Did I not fulfill your order?!
Decanters still not in.
I haven't seen any shipping notice nor glasses. Do you need me to resend my order?

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#224 Post by Thomas Ng » May 12th, 2019, 9:24 am

Hi Chris,

New to forum here. I have a pair of ggg. My friends want to get them. Do you still sell them?

We are based in Hong Kong. Please let me know if you will ship to international.

I am in london and will travel to bordeaux in a couple of days. If you have retail outlets in those locations, please let me know too.

Last question, do you have forge de laguiole corkscrew for sale? They look beautiful.

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#225 Post by Chris Freemott » May 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Thomas
I no longer sell Gabriel stems.

We may be able to facilitate a delivery to Bordeaux for Grassl, but not Gabriel.

please feel free to email me directly @ cfreemott@mac.com

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#226 Post by Robert Titelman » May 25th, 2019, 3:18 am

Just wanted to pass along a great experience.
I purchased some of the Grassl 1855 glasses. They are great.
One broke however, but Chris replaced as promised for $10 shipping. Glass came within a week of order!
Makes me wish I got some of the Cru…

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#227 Post by Jeff Vaughan » June 1st, 2019, 4:22 am

Robert Titelman wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 3:18 am
Just wanted to pass along a great experience.
I purchased some of the Grassl 1855 glasses. They are great.
One broke however, but Chris replaced as promised for $10 shipping. Glass came within a week of order!
Makes me wish I got some of the Cru…
I had the the same thing happen, and also wish I bought some of the Cru. So far, the Mineralite glass is my favorite.
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#228 Post by T. Altmayer » June 4th, 2019, 3:33 pm

I absolutely love the shape and feel of the 1855. They are so thin, however, and I've already had one break. I no longer put those in the dish drawer and will wash by hand. I think they are great for Bordeaux, Cab, Syrah, California Chardonnay and California Pinot.
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#229 Post by Brian Thorne » June 5th, 2019, 9:43 am

I've had my 1855 and Cru glasses for a little over a month, and I love them! I picked up one of my Reidel Sommelier bordeaux grand cru stems yesterday, and was absolutely Blown Away by how heavy, thick, and clunky it felt in comparison!

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#230 Post by Chris Freemott » June 14th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Decanters landed today
Unpacking 6 pallets of stuff this weekend but all remaining orders will be filled this pending week.
Thanks for the patience.

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#231 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 15th, 2019, 7:32 pm

FWIW, Chris, I use the 1885s almost nightly for a range of wines - Bordeaux, North and South Rhone, Chinon, Cab, etc. These are fantastic and very versatile stems. Love the generous bowl, with the aperture sizes just right comparatively, to allow the wine to breathe while still capturing the aromas.

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#232 Post by C. Mc Cart » June 16th, 2019, 1:37 pm

Envious of the many kudos in the thread. Hoping someone takes on distribution in Canada.
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#233 Post by Chris Freemott » June 16th, 2019, 6:34 pm

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I have North and South America.
PM me
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