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"Precision Instruments" - Back in Stock
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With Zalto’s fifty glassblowing artisans now back at full production, we’re delighted to see a return to healthy and steady supplies of this exquisite range of glassware. Our latest shipment includes the Burgundy, Universal and Champagne stems, as well as decanters that have been out of stock.

Most of our customers are already familiar with these unsurpassable stems, so there is little else for us to say. Simply, the finer the glass, the more pleasurable it is to drink from. Used by the top restaurants, winemakers and wine-lovers the world over, there is no finer glass we know of than Zalto. 

“Owning an exquisite set of glasses like the Zalto Universals can be a joy… I think they are still hard to beat.” Eric Asimov, The New York Times

The Glassware

Zalto White Wine Glass 2 Pack

Zalto White Wine Glass 2 Pack

A great glass for young Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and other racy aromatics. Also terrific for young Chablis, as well as lighter-bodied reds. If you are familiar with the popular Riedel Riesling/Sangiovese glass, this would be your closest match. We also use this glass for Sherries, some sparkling wines and spirits. It can work perfectly as a general glass for both whites and reds.

Zalto White Wine Glass 2 Pack
Zalto White Wine Glass 6 Pack

Zalto White Wine Glass 6 Pack

Six Pack. A great glass for young Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and other racy aromatics. Also good for young Chablis, as well as lighter-bodied reds. If you are familiar with the popular Riedel Riesling/Sangiovese glass, this would be your closest match. We also use this glass for Sherries, some sparkling wine and spirits—when Melanie Tesseron of Cognac Tesseron was in Australia this was the glass we used at the tastings. Melanie was totally won over both with the glass and its suitability for her Cognacs. It can work perfectly well as a general glass for both whites and reds.

Zalto White Wine Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Universal Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Universal Glass 2 Pack

This glass is ideal for full-bodied, powerful and/or developed wines, with its shape allowing the wine’s depth and intensity to shine through while still accentuating its underlying complexity and finesse. It can work for pretty much all Italian wines (although older Nebbiolo is often better in the ‘Burgundy’ glass), as well as all mature whites and reds from anywhere else. Mature Chablis, Riesling, Chianti, Beaujolais and pretty much any Australian wine, young or old, are good candidates. Also terrific for great grower Champagne. In short, as the name suggests, a brilliant all-rounder.

Zalto Universal Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Universal Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Universal Glass 6 Pack

This glass is ideal for full-bodied, powerful and/or developed wines, with its shape allowing the wine’s depth and intensity to shine through while still accentuating its underlying complexity and finesse. It can work for pretty much all Italian wines (although older Nebbiolo is often better in the ‘Burgundy’ glass), as well as all mature whites and reds from anywhere else. Mature Chablis, Riesling, Chianti, Beaujolais and pretty much any Australian wine, young or old, are good candidates. Also terrific for great grower Champagne. In short, as the name suggests, a brilliant all-rounder.

Zalto Universal Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Champagne Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Champagne Glass 2 Pack

Such a beautiful option for any time you require the aesthetic of a ‘flute’-shaped glass. Crafted for Champagne, Prosecco, Spumante, Cava and all other sparkling wines. Just don’t overfill it!

Zalto Champagne Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Champagne Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Champagne Glass 6 Pack

Such a beautiful option for any time you require the aesthetic of a ‘flute’-shaped glass. Crafted for Champagne, Prosecco, Spumante, Cava and all other sparkling wines. Just don’t overfill it!

Zalto Champagne Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Bordeaux Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Bordeaux Glass 2 Pack

This works wonders on wines rich in structure and fruit concentration and for wines high in tannin. Broader-based than most 'Bordeaux' glass styles, its unique design brings harmony to potent, concentrated, structured wines. While it works particularly well for Bordeaux, Brunello di Montalcino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, etc., it’s also superb with Nebbiolo, Gamay and Pinot. So don't let the name fool you into thinking this is a one-dimensional stem.

Zalto Bordeaux Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Bordeaux Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Bordeaux Glass 6 Pack

This works wonders on wines rich in structure and fruit concentration and for wines high in tannin. Broader-based than most 'Bordeaux' glass styles, its unique design brings harmony to potent, concentrated, structured wines. While it works particularly well for Bordeaux, Brunello di Montalcino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, etc., it’s also superb with Nebbiolo, Gamay and Pinot. So don't let the name fool you into thinking this is a one-dimensional stem.

Zalto Bordeaux Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Burgundy Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Burgundy Glass 2 Pack

The wide bowl in this glass provides maximum surface area, allowing the different components of the wine to open up and ‘show’ with great precision. Particularly good for wines that are both tightly wound and old and complex (you miss nothing!). If it is young and open, it’s better off in one of the smaller shapes above. Obviously great with Burgundy, but what you use it for is only limited by your imagination!

Zalto Burgundy Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Burgundy Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Burgundy Glass 6 Pack

The wide bowl in this glass provides maximum surface area, allowing the different components of the wine to open up and ‘show’ with great precision. Particularly good for wines that are both tightly wound and old and complex (you miss nothing!). If it is young and open, it’s better off in one of the smaller Zalto glass shapes. Obviously great with Burgundy, but what you use it for is only limited by your imagination!

Zalto Burgundy Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Gravitas Omega 2 Pack

Zalto Gravitas Omega 2 Pack

Two Pack. In simple terms this is Zalto’s Burgundy glass with no base. Instead you have a sphere at the base of the stem and the glass rests on a small flattened area on the side.  It was Vue de monde’s Shannon Bennett who alerted us to this stem’s existence. After encountering the Gravitas Omega in Europe, Shannon asked us to order some in for his restaurant. There is obviously something theatrical about the design. This then is for show, or for the person who already has all the other shapes!

Zalto Gravitas Omega 2 Pack
Zalto Gravitas Omega 6 Pack

Zalto Gravitas Omega 6 Pack

In simple terms this is Zalto’s Burgundy glass with no base. Instead you have a sphere at the base of the stem and the glass rests on a small flattened area on the side.  It was Vue de monde’s Shannon Bennett who alerted us to this stem’s existence. After encountering the Gravitas Omega in Europe, Shannon asked us to order some in for his restaurant. There is obviously something theatrical about the design. This then is for show, or for the person who already has all the other shapes!  

Zalto Gravitas Omega 6 Pack
Zalto Sweet Wine Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Sweet Wine Glass 2 Pack

Two Pack. Another stunning glass. This shape showcases the elegance and finesse of sweet wines perfectly. Its shape is designed to balance the acidity, power and sweetness of great sweet wines (although the ‘White Wine’ glass also does a good job with such wines). Works with Sauternes, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Eiswein, Port and Madeira.

Zalto Sweet Wine Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Sweet Wine Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Sweet Wine Glass 6 Pack

Six Pack. Another stunning glass. This shape showcases the elegance and finesse of sweet wines perfectly. Its shape is designed to balance the acidity, power and sweetness of great sweet wines (although the ‘White Wine’ glass also does a good job with such wines). Works with Sauternes, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Eiswein, Port and Madeira.

Zalto Sweet Wine Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Digestive Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Digestive Glass 2 Pack

This was designed for fine, elegant spirits like aquavit, eau de vie and the like. The narrow, tapered shape of this glass captures the subtle bouquet and enhances floral, fruity and delicate flavour profiles.

Zalto Digestive Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Digestive Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Digestive Glass 6 Pack

This was designed for fine, elegant spirits like aquavit, eau de vie and the like. The narrow, tapered shape of this glass captures the subtle bouquet and enhances floral, fruity and delicate flavour profiles.

Zalto Digestive Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Beer Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Beer Glass 2 Pack

Fine glassware is not just for wine, and this glass perfectly illustrates how much a good glass can improve a cold beer! The thin crystal and tapered shape allow for a stable head and focused aromatics. Works well with any beer.

Zalto Beer Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Water Glass 2 Pack

Zalto Water Glass 2 Pack

Due to its similarity to the wine glass, this also makes for a perfect all-round tasting glass and it’s also very good for beers. It was crafted for water and non-alcoholic drinks.

Zalto Water Glass 2 Pack
Zalto Water Glass 6 Pack

Zalto Water Glass 6 Pack

Due to its similarity to the wine glass, this also makes for a perfect all-round tasting glass and it’s also very good for beers. It was crafted for water and non-alcoholic drinks.

Zalto Water Glass 6 Pack
Zalto Decanter Axium

Zalto Decanter Axium

While some glassware manufacturers seem intent on steering decanter design into the realm of flamboyant objets d'art, Zalto crafts only two simple yet beautiful, function-over-form designs. They both look and handle with style and, more importantly, they are practical and just work. They are also both brilliant value. The Axium is the smaller of the two and is designed for medium-bodied red wines and medium to full-bodied white wines.

Zalto Decanter Axium
Zalto Decanter Axium

Zalto Decanter Axium

While some glassware manufacturers seem intent on steering decanter design into the realm of flamboyant objets d'art, Zalto crafts only two simple yet beautiful, function-over-form designs. They both look and handle with style and, more importantly, they are practical and just work. They are also both brilliant value. The Axium is the smaller of the two and is designed for medium-bodied red wines and medium to full-bodied white wines.

Zalto Decanter Axium
Zalto Decanter Axium

Zalto Decanter Axium

While some glassware manufacturers seem intent on steering decanter design into the realm of flamboyant objets d'art, Zalto crafts only two simple yet beautiful, function-over-form designs. They both look and handle with style and, more importantly, they are practical and just work. They are also both brilliant value. The Axium is the smaller of the two and is designed for medium-bodied red wines and medium to full-bodied white wines.

Zalto Decanter Axium
Zalto Decanter Axium

Zalto Decanter Axium

While some glassware manufacturers seem intent on steering decanter design into the realm of flamboyant objets d'art, Zalto crafts only two simple yet beautiful, function-over-form designs. They both look and handle with style and, more importantly, they are practical and just work. They are also both brilliant value. The Axium is the smaller of the two and is designed for medium-bodied red wines and medium to full-bodied white wines.

Zalto Decanter Axium
Zalto Decanter Axium

Zalto Decanter Axium

While some glassware manufacturers seem intent on steering decanter design into the realm of flamboyant objets d'art, Zalto crafts only two simple yet beautiful, function-over-form designs. They both look and handle with style and, more importantly, they are practical and just work. They are also both brilliant value. The Axium is the smaller of the two and is designed for medium-bodied red wines and medium to full-bodied white wines.

Zalto Decanter Axium
Zalto Decanter Axium

Zalto Decanter Axium

While some glassware manufacturers seem intent on steering decanter design into the realm of flamboyant objets d'art, Zalto crafts only two simple yet beautiful, function-over-form designs. They both look and handle with style and, more importantly, they are practical and just work. They are also both brilliant value. The Axium is the smaller of the two and is designed for medium-bodied red wines and medium to full-bodied white wines.

Zalto Decanter Axium

“Owning an exquisite set of glasses like the Zalto Universals can be a joy… I think they are still hard to beat.” Eric Asimov, The New York Times

“If you’re looking for glasses and your budget tiptoes into hand-blown territory, though, these are, truly, the best I’ve ever used.”
Andrew Jefford, Decanter

“Buy a set of Zalto wine glasses. A good glass does not just dramatically alter the perception of a wine’s taste and smell, sometimes improving it two or three or more fold, it is also an object of beauty in itself. Zalto are the glasses with which wine pros are currently obsessed.”
Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

“Its stem was bouncy, balanced and fine as a violin bow, light as a hummingbird’s bones. Its rim was as honed as my favorite knife. This wasn’t merely a wine glass; it was a precision instrument that bordered on the spiritual...”
Alice Feiring, alicefeiring.com

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