French sommelier's 'universal' wine glasses pass taste test at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon dinner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am


Nay-sayers may be sceptical about a universal wine glass that can indeed enhance the aroma and reveal the richness and complexity of your vino.

So to launch its Chateau Baccarat collection, designed by veteran sommelier Bruno Quenioux, French crystalware brand Baccarat hosted a workshop followed by a wine-pairing dinner on Monday in Central's L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon restaurant for the guests to tell the differences a wine glass could make.

Quenioux (pictured) flew in from France for the event to launch the range of professional wine glasses.

While most traditional wine glass shapes vary according to region, such as Bordeaux and Burgundy, and based on grape varieties, the Baccarat collection adopts a universal shape for both white and red wines - the white wine glass slightly smaller than the red to comply with dining convention.

The shape, with a broad base and rounded bowl, keeps the alcohol on the inner wall of the glass, and the vertical chimney re-harmonises the aromas.

Guests were offered to taste wines from both conventional wine glasses and the Baccarat collection, and talked enthusiastically about the differences.

The collection launched on Monday is now available in the Baccarat showroom in Causeway Bay and its boutiques.