Zalto Glassware


Zalto About

Zalto Glassmanufacture

The Zalto glasses hail from a tiny village in Austria close to the Czech border. In our business of importing wine, we first came across them being used by Austrian winemakers and immediately knew they had to be brought to the US. As their reputation around the world grew, Zalto sought out additional small glasshuette facilities where one can find the highest level of glassblowing artisanship each piece in the line demands.
The extraordinary design of Zalto glassware is then matched with perfectly executed balance and craftsmanship, and places Zalto glassware at that rare point where form meets function in complete harmony.
The complete line of Zalto stemware includes the Burgundy, Bordeaux, Universal, White Wine, Champagne, Sweet Wine, Digestif, Beer and Water glasses, as well as the stemless coupe/cocktail/tumbler. The line also includes two "traditional" decanters, the Mystique and the Axium, and three Carafes: No.25, No.75 and No.150.


Zalto Craft

Zalto Craft

Every aspect in the design of the Zalto line has been made in the pursuit of creating the finest wine glass available. The curve of the bowl of each glass are tilted at 24, 48 and 72 degrees, which correspond to the tilt angles of the Earth. As the ancient Romans knew, this triumvirate of angles, when used in vessels for food and drink, not only kept its contents fresher, but also improved the taste.
Further, the width of the bowl at the point of the curve is such that it allows for the perfect amount of surface space desired for the type of wine it is intended. A good swirl can be given at that point, and the shape then funnels the bouquet to the nose.
That the glass is lighter, thinner and more elegant in appearance is more than just an aesthetic ideal. It is that the lip of the glass is so thin that the wine is delivered better to the palate. The glass itself doesn't stand in the way of the taste of the wine. If you can imagine trying to sip a fine wine from a hefty beer mug, you can understand why this is so.


Zalto Design

Zalto Design

Every aspect in the design of the Zalto line has been made in the pursuit of creating the finest wine glass available.
The curve of the bowl of each glass in the Zalto line are tilted at 24, 48 and 72 degrees, which correspond to the tilt angles of the Earth. As the ancient Romans believed, this triumvirate of angles, when used in vessels for food and drink, not only kept its contents fresher, but also improved the taste.

Further, the width of the bowl at the point of the curve is such that it allows for the greatest amount of surface space desired for the type of wine it is intended.
A good swirl can be given at that point, and the shape then funnels the bouquet to the nose.


Zalto Difference

Zalto Difference

That the glass is lighter, thinner and more elegant in appearance is more than just an aesthetic ideal. It is that the lip of the glass is so thin that the wine is delivered better to the palate. The glass itself doesn't stand in the way of the taste of the wine. If you can imagine trying to sip a fine wine from a hefty beer mug, you can understand why this is so.
Dishwasher safe. In fact, dishwasher safer. Hand washing the glasses can actually be more risky as pressure from within the glass or the creation of torque has a greater chance of causing breakage.
The glasses are resistant to clouding and scratching and in tests have remained crystal clear for over a hundred passes through the dishwasher.
Finally, all Zalto glasses are free of toxic lead.
In this way, you can feel free to use your Zalto glassware as your "everyday" glass as well as the glass for your best occasions.


Single Glasses