A few months ago, I reviewed some unusual, travel chopsticks by Korin Japanese Trading that literally unscrew in half, so you can carry your own (and avoid germs as well as those rough, take-out-quality implements in most restaurants).
Korin makes all sorts of interesting products, the latest of which caught my eye because I am a lover of fine wines. Korin has introduced lead-free, scratch and chip resistant crystal glassware.
This fine Crystal Ion Strong®Toughened crystal glass is not just durable, it stands up to commercial washing and resists scratches (the glass is also highly resistant against alkaline washing agents — the ingredients that can pit your beautiful crystal). If they can survive a commercial dishwasher, they can certainly survive yours! They’re an easy and elegant way to serve wine, and clean up quickly.
For those of us who don’t feel like hand-washing precious wine glasses, leaving them to drip-dry (and maybe fall down and crack) on the counter, this new, “Fine Crystal Ion Strong” glassware is a real find. These glasses come in a smooth, simple style that will go with everything. Smooth glasses without fussy adornment also showcase the beauty of the wine, within.
The glasses have elegant, thin rims and stems, and come in the correct sizes and styles for the most popular types of wines: Goblet Glass 365ml $14.90; Bordeaux Glass 745ml $16.90; large Wine Glass 480ml $15.90; small Wine Glass 356ml $14.90; Bordeaux Glass 625ml $16.90; and Burgundy Glass 740ml $16.90.
For those who need to know, the glass is also Environmentally Friendly, without hazardous materials used (no lead or barium). The glasses are not just durable and user-friendly, and a good way to enhance your wine-drinking experience, the prices are modest, especially when you compare the price to other, competitive brands for wine.
The right wine glass for the wine you are drinking can make all the different in your enjoyment, and of course, a way to enhance your entertaining style. The Korin glasses are available in the United States only From Korin Japanese Trading: http://www.korin.com/, or visit them at 57 Warren St. New York, NY 10007