Kurt Josef Zalto, sixth generation glass designer, has released his own independent portfolio of glassware for wine — Josephinenhütte. “For decades I have been studying the influence of shapes and materials and their effect on the taste of wine,” says Zalto. “I was driven by the vision to create the best possible sensory wine glass. After years of development, I am proud to say that the Josephine collection is my masterpiece.”
The Josephine Collection focuses on four types of glasses: No 1 for white wines, No 2 as a ‘universal’ glass, No 3 for red wines, and No 4 for Champagne and sparkling wines. The design with the bend ensures that part of the wine is refracted on its way to the rim and flows back into the glass in a spiral movement, absorbing oxygen for greater development.
Although already launched in the US, where the glasses have already been adopted by restaurants including Momofuku, The Chef’s Table, Clover Hill, Shingo and Petrossian, the glass range is set to launch in the UK in May 2023.