By Laurence Civil

Having the right glass is now a key element of the modern Asian dining experience. The glass needs to feel light, comfortable and elegant as it’s lifted up from the table. The purest clarity is key to being able to appreciate the subtle hues in the colour of the wine.

(Wine Republic: Lucaris Desire, Robust Red glasses)

The shape to optimize its aroma, 90% of tasting is actually done by the sense of smell. The shapes equally important as it controls how the wine flows into the mouth. Where it comes into contact with the tongue is key to optimizing the tasting experience. Having the right stemware contributes to maximising the lifestyle pleasure of bespoke dining.

Here are my tips on how to choose the right glasses to tailor your favourite wine with friends or family.

  • Shape It Up – The finest qualities of shape, thinness, smoothness and clarity was confirmed when hospitality professionals and dining enthusiasts were invited to tasting at which they were blindfolded.
  • Sensory Experience – The laser cut rim provides elegance and a refined refined sensory experience when the glass makes contact with the lips.

(Lucaris Desire Collection)

  • True Colour – The stemware’s pure transparency allows the user to fully appreciate and enjoy the true colour of the beverage it holds, giving the necessary understanding of its quality.
  • Size does Matter – The oversized bowl allows its contents to be swirled, drawing in air which optimises both the taste and aroma of the beverage.

(Lucaris Desire, Robust Red with Aerlumer®)

  • Taste Experience – Smooth & seamless stems allows the user to comfortably hold the glass without the users hands coming into contact with the bowl. This prevents body heat from changing the precise temperature the beverage had been professionally poured to optimise the taste experience.

(M Krub: Lucaris Shanghai Soul Bordeaux Grande glasses)

Lucaris is Asia’s first and only luxury crystal glass brand with world class design & quality. A collective achievement between Ocean Glass of Thailand, Toyo-Saski Glass and Martin Ballendat, a multiple award winning German designer.

(Amano: Lucaris Shanghai Soul Beaujolais glasses)

Lucaris glass placed in one hand and a similar shaped glass of a leading European manufacturer in the other, the same beverage beverage was poured into each. In this blind tasting most found it difficult to identify which was the imported glass. This proves that Lucaris stemware delivers a similar or often better taste experience than a crystal glass from a leading European brand.

(Wine Republic: Lucaris Desire, Robust Red glasses)

The brand is inspired by modern Asian cities lifestyle, evoking a winning sense that enables whatever beverage is poured into the glass to fully develop its aromas and taste to compliment and optimise the modern Asian gastronomy experience.

(Cru Champagne Bar – Lucaris Hong Kong Hip, Champagne & Cabernet glasses)

CRU Champagne Bar

Lucaris stemware has been designed and crafted with precision, focusing on every aspect of the smallest details to ensure both functionality and aesthetic qualities to awaken on the senses to satisfy the demands of modern Asian gourmets

Bars in Bangkok Pouring into Lucaris Stemware

  • Amano – a modern Italian restaurant in Sukhumvit 39
  • Cru Champagne Bar – the rooftop bar on 59th floor of Centara Grand at Centralworld
  • M Krub – a modern Chinese dining experience at the Cube Mahanakorn
  • Wine Republic bistro meets restaurant in Thonglor

Hotels in Bangkok Pouring into Lucaris Stemware

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
  • Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
  • InterContinental Hotel Bangkok
  • JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
  • Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

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