This wine glass has a particular large, almost balloon-shaped bowl. Thanks to its broad silhouette it helps the wine breath, it exposes the liquid to the air allowing it to oxidize and slightly changes its flavor for the better. The stem is strong and long, and it prevents the warmth of the drinkerâ€™s hand from interfering with the temperature of the wine. The capacity of this glass is of 21 oz, which offers plenty of room for the wine to spread out and maximize the oxygenation of it.
On the other hand, balloon glasses can be used for other drinks as well. In Spain they are typically used for Gin&Tonics, due that its shape helps to captivate the aromas of the gin and enhance its flavor. It also gives the gin a better taste and due to its broad bowl allows plenty of ice to be add in. The balloon shaped bowl is said to stop ice for melting as quickly and dilute the gin.
They are made by handmade and mouth-blown technic by highly experienced glass artisans. Our balloon wine glasses are one of a kind because are hand painted by professional craftsman. Thanks to these methods each of our balloon glasses are unique work of art. Antoni Barcelona glassware is 100% lead-free and manufactured with eco-friendly practices. Each colored wine glass comes packaged in a well-protected gift box.