By now you know how much we love our customers and when we saw this simple, no-brainer video on how to properly open a bottle of wine from our good friend and longtime customer George Miliotes, we knew that we had to post it here. After all, we want all our customers and friends to open their wines simply and efficiently - and without all the gimmicks and silly devices.
George will show you in this quick, 2-minute video how to open your wines like a pro, after all George is a Master Sommelier and has his own, award-winning restaurant Wine Bar George in Disney Springs, Florida, right near the theme parks in the Orlando area. And - George has been using Stolzle glassware for nearly 20 years and we're honored to be the glassware of choice at Florida's favorite wine-centric restaurant.
Every whiskey wants a great review - from wherever it comes from.
And whether those tasting find your favorite whiskey or bourbon to be top shelf or not, you'll know you gave it your best shot when you serve it in America's favorite whiskey glass - the Glencairn Glass.
Not so long ago, Forbes published an article on what exactly defines a “luxury” wine. The article went into attributes such pricing, quality and heritage. They even mentioned that the farming practices involved in the growing of the grapes could play a role in determining whether a wine is “luxury” or not. The article goes on to say "Luxury defies precise definition since it changes with time."
One thing that does not defy description and that we are absolutely certain of, however, is that for wines that you consider to be luxury, our new STARlight Collection is the perfect choice. With STARlight you can maximize your enjoyment and appreciation of your own luxury wine no matter the price, the heritage - or how the grapes are grown.
With our STARlight, a special feature of this new series is the thickness - specifically the fineness of the glass. For example, the stem has a diameter that is about ten percent smaller than that of conventional machine-made glasses. And the goblet also has a noticeably thinner wall thickness compared to other glasses from machine production. In this way the STARlight series combines lightness with extraordinary elegance. They are perfect for high-end gastronomy, 5-star hotels and – of course – luxury wines.
New STARlight exudes elegance and exclusivity with a high degree of functionality. They also include the usual features of Stölzle glasses being dishwasher safe with a high breakage resistance making them ideal for both professional and home dining.
So, no matter what you consider to be your luxury wine, you can always be assured a luxury wine experience with our new STARlight Collection wine glasses.
Link to Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2019/10/22/what-is-luxury-wine/#3c3064b53bc3
Our parent company, Stölzle Lausitz GmbH has maintained its independence, even within the larger group parent company Group Stölzle-Oberglas AG. For more than 130 years, we have been developing new products and processes independently in Weißwasser, Germany, 90 minutes of so east of Berlin.
Today, Stölzle is one of the biggest producers of stemware in Germany. True wine connoisseurs appreciate the Stölzle Lausitz glasses as the ideal combination of shape and quality for the enjoyment of good wine. This success is a direct result of our talented employees who take such pride in the products that they produce.
To learn more about the history of our company and today’s Group Stölzle-Oberglas AG, be sure to visit our company website: https://www.stoelzle-lausitz.com/en
At Stolzle, we love our customers and it shows. Of course, its easy to love them when they’re like Draeger’s Market in San Mateo, California!
“I love the both the concept and the people at Draeger’s,” says Mark Roland, VP Sales for Retail & Consumer. “When you walk in, you know immediately it’s a special type of store. Gourmet foods, high-quality home goods and even upscale casual clothing. All targeted at their knowledgeable and sophisticated customer base”
In operation for over 90 years, Draeger's remains family-owned and operated to this day. As the fourth generation begins to take the reins, the company remains committed to providing its Bay Area customers with a food experience unlike any other. Founded by Gustave Draeger in 1925 as "Draeger's Delicatessen" in San Francisco, Draeger's has transformed through the years to become not just a supermarket, but a "marketplace" where customers can find the highest quality specialty and gourmet items, produce, meat, wine, liquor, prepared bakery and deli foods, flowers, housewares – and, of course – great Stolzle glassware.
Next time your in the bay area, be sure to check out one of the four Draeger’s Market locations in San Mateo, Los Altos, Menlo Park and Blackhawk. And, while you’re there, be sure to check out the great lineup of Stolzle glassware!
Think it's too warm to drink your favorite whisky right now? All your friends remind you that Scotch Whisky is for the colder months? Well, it's true there are few things better than a great Scotch Whisky on a cold winter's evening. But, like most things in life, there are few absolutes.
Summer sipping of your favorite Scotch can definitely be a treat. Sort of like meeting up with an old friend - a friend that you've been possibly missing a bit. Here are 7 "old friends" for you to catch up a bit with:
Now, just remember to serve your old friends well - with the greatest whisky glass, the Glencairn Glass. And when you do, remember to say Happy Birthday!
At Port Plums & Newburyport Olive Oil, a culinary boutique in the heart of Newburyport, MA, they are dedicated to providing high-quality and authentic products to our customers. Their products help our customers build their ideal version of at-home entertainment and cooking.
With such a focus on quality and entertaining, its no wonder that Port Plums is such a perfect customer to be a Stolzle premier glassware partner. Our own Mark Roland, VP Sales for Retail & Consumer recently paid a visit with store owner Karen Shernan to ask her about Port Plums and about working with Stolzle.
What do you do here at Port Plums?
We focus on what makes kitchen culture so appealing. The top-notch products bring originality to our customers’ kitchens. We live for the moments our customers come back to tell us how the products we sell changed the way they walk into their kitchen.
Why is premier glassware important to your business?
We sell products that align with our vision. That’s why we sell Stolzle: for its combination of quality and elegance. Not to mention, Stolzle is also durable and dishwasher safe.
Why do you recommend Stolzle products?
Our philosophy of using sophisticated and high-quality products is the reason we always recommend Stolzle. We’re aware of how Stolzle products bring a sense of elegance and reliability to the table. We want others to feel that too.
Do you have a favorite collection from Stolzle?
While it’s almost impossible to narrow down to just one favorite, we’d have to pick the Quatrophil collection. It’s refined beauty is suitable for the most elegant table, especially when they’re featured in the Newburyport Wine Club. For each monthly meeting, 4-6 wines are showcased by Certified Sommelier, Gary Sullivan, and poured into the Stolzle glasses for tasting. Those that are captivated by the glassware purchase through Port Plums. Because we’re committed to providing the ideal version of at-home entertainment, you can see why we’re so adamant on selling Stolzle’s premier glassware. How could we not?
When you combine such a dedication to quality with an equally strong focus on entertaining - and, then throw in a good measure of experienced and energetic staff - it's no wonder that Port Plums is one of the top kitchen and culinary shops in all of New England.
For more information, please visit their website: https://www.portplums.com/
So, if you've ever thought of having your Stolzle glassware with your logo or our line decorated on it, contact us and we'll be glad to help out.
Thanks to the efforts of our distribution partner on the hospitality side of our business – RAK USA – we’ve recently secured a couple of nice placements of Stolzle glassware in two prestigious hotel settings.
First, in Hawaii, the beautiful Hilton Hotels property - The Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea – on the island of Maui bought several hundred dozens of our Angelina and Classic wine glasses, along with multiple New York Bar tumblers and assorted specialty cocktail glasses.
Next, the Hyatt Regency in Frisco, Texas bought nearly 1000 dozen(!) of our newly redesigned Ultra, our Classic and our very popular Grand Cuvee wine glasses to serve both their dining and their banquet guests. And, just to make sure the guest beverage service remained at a best-in-class service level, the hotel also selected our New York Bar glassware for their cocktail and regular beverage service.
With the Stolzle brand having it's beginning roots deeply planted in the hospitality sector, it is exciting for us to add these two, very prestigious hotel properties to our growing list of clients around the world.
Hats off to our distribution partner - RAK USA - for these latest successes and for keeping hotels hot for Stolzle!
Why Should Retailers Consider Stolzle as Their Premier Glassware Partner?
From time to time, I get asked why should retailers consider Stolzle as their premier glassware partner? It’s a question that I love to answer and completely understand why people ask it. After all, sometimes glassware and glassware companies can all look alike. But. in fact, there are several great – and unique - reasons for retailers to carry, promote and sell Stolzle Glassware.
First of all, with Stolzle there is a wide diversity of products and collections. Our U.S. catalog has great products for nearly every type of setting and design, all at a wide variety of great price points. From classic to contemporary, from everyday use to those special celebratory collections, Stolzle has something to offer nearly everyone. And, in addition, we have additional products that can be ordered on a factory-direct basis, adding even more collections to consider.
Another great reason for retailers to work with Stolzle is our flexibility. From the factory, we can create special gift sets for a retailer. That way, retailers can create their own, custom gift sets that meet their customer’s tastes and preferences. Inaddition, here in the U.S. we can drop ship our inventoried collections directly to the shopper’s home. That’s an added service that we offer.
But, probably the best reason for retailers to work closely with Stolzle is that we are a real factory. What do I mean by that? Stolzle actually is the manufacturer of the product, so we are not like other “importers” who simply buy their products from various factories and then re-sell those products here in the States. Those who import and then market glassware like that are then totally reliant on those factories for timeliness of shipments, overall product quality, consistency and much more. As a 130-year old producer of world class crystal and glassware, we don’t just represent the factory – we are the factory.
And one more great reason for retailers to consider Stolzle as their premier glassware partner is that Stolzle is part of a €1.8 Billion company which gives us the strength and resources to keep our manufacturing capabilities at best-in-class levels. Stolzle has always been at the forefront of glassware production technology, helping ensure that we bring to market the very best products at the very best prices. There’s no question that Stolzle looks to continue to grow its leadership position within the glassware and crystal glassware category and we are committed to the U.S. consumer market.
If you have any questions, reach to me and let’s discuss them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Sales – Retail & Consumer