We love new finding great new partners, especially when they are as incredibly creative as the team at Crystal Imagery. Based in Pennsylvania, Crystal Imagery has been making crystal gifts since 2000. for family and friends. What started as a simple hobby quickly expanded and grew with customers interested in both the company's creativity and their quality. In 2016, Crystal Imagery's continued success allowed it to move from its humble beginnings in the family garage to it’s current 10,000 square foot facility.
Long term customers for Crystal Imagery include distinguished clients such as the U.S. House of Representatives, The U.S. Senate, The CIA and dozens of high-end resorts throughout the country.
While new to the Stolzle of high-performance wine glasses, barware and accessories, we have no doubt that Crystal Imagery will be a great new and creative partner. We look forward to a long and successful partnership together.
You can learn more about our newest partner by visiting their website:
One year after the opening of its sales office in Cognac, new from our sister company - Stoelzle Glass Group - that it is getting closer to its spirits customers by opening a dedicated production line in its French factory in Masnières, located near Cambrai. This line will be operational in early March 2021 and will manufacture decanters and bottles for premium spirits. The glass will be extra white with 5 to 10% PCR (recycled glass). The Group thus intends to reduce its carbon footprint by having a factory closer to its customers.
The Masnières site provides the market with its know-how in the manufacture of fine bottles for high-end perfumery and cosmetics. Stoelzle Masnières adheres to ISO 9001 standards and takes advantage of a decoration site with all the main finishing techniques.
With its rich history in the service of the luxury packaging sector, the Masnières plant has been awarded the ENTREPRISE DU PATRIMOINE VIVANT label (LIVING HERITAGE COMPANY) in 2018.
For more information, please visit: www.stoelzle.com/
“The strength of both our product line and overall brand makes it easy for us to work with a very broad range of distribution," says VP of Retail & Consumer Mark Roland. "But there's really nothing quite like partnering with a great specialty retailer who, like Stolzle, has built their relationship with a very loyal clientele."
And the love goes both ways as local Stolzle sales representative Sid Hoagland loves the responsiveness that comes from partnering with specialty accounts like CAPERS Home.
"CAPERS Home is a great example of a local fashion retailer who understands their customer, and isn’t afraid to go beyond the internet to present top quality products in a well merchandised, coordinated, easy to shop environment," says Hoagland. "As one of her customers told me this week, “this is retail therapy – I can’t get this sense of fun shopping on a computer'."
Like most retail operators during the pandemic, Capers has had to be flexible in how it ensures that their shoppers remain safe. With shopper safety and customer service at the forefront, Capers has set up early morning private shopping sessions for their customers and personal shopping via Apple’s Facetime. Shoppers can schedule an appointment and have someone on the store staff guide them through their own personal private shopping experience.
That’s why we at Stolzle are proud to partner with Lisa and her team at CAPERS Home in Seattle.
For more information on CAPERS Home, please visit: http://www.capershomeseattle.com/
We love a great story – especially when it includes us and one of our hottest new products - our STARlight collection of wine glasses! In their latest issue, Tableware International magazine published a great profile and interview with our Export Manager Jan Zschiesche.
“Stölzle Lausitz wanted to take a further step into a new dimension of producing pulled stems. The aim was machine-made glass that comes very close to mouthblown glass,” says Jan, talking about the STARlight collection – a series notable for its remarkable thinness, despite being machine-made.
“The stem has a diameter that is about ten percent smaller than that of conventional machine-made glasses,” Jan reveals. “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.”
STARlight touches all the bases of performance, approachability, design and, of course, functionality.
Simply put – all this adds up to more wine enjoyment!
While we are already very proud of our newest star – the STARlight Collection wine glass series – we know we have only just begun with this new and exciting series. For those who love wine like we do, STARlight is a perfect option to help you enjoy your favorite wine.
To read more of what Jan has to say about our new STARlight Collection, here’s a link to the Tableware International article:
We love great articles on wine and spirits, especially if they’re educational and encourage us to try new regions or new varietals. Here’s a great article from Liquor.com on white wines covering key topics such as how it made and the most important varietals.
But we would add that the glass you drink your white wine from is almost as important as the wine itself. After all, if you go through the process of learning and then, selecting a specific white wine you will definitely want to taste and enjoy that wine at its very best!
Our EXPERIENCE collection was originally designed to do exactly that – to bring out the best in white wines. The range was initially a Riesling range with four glasses, which cover the variety of tastes of this special type of wine. Design and functionality of these glasses proved to be so excellent that many people didn't want to waive the special experience with other types of wine – both white and red. Therefore, the collection was extended and name of the collection became EXPERIENCE.
The machine pulled stem glasses impress with their elegant and stylish shape combined with a high wine performance. The combination of sweeping curves and clear tapering contributes to an ideal wine consumption. The deep sculpted larger circumference of the bowl tapers funnel-shaped into the pulled stem, thus creating both durable elegance and a high stability.
So, as you carefully learn about and choose your white wine, make sure you also select the right glass. Our EXPERIENCE collection is a high-performance wine glass series meant to showcase all the nuanced flavors of each grape at their very best!
Here’s the link to the article in Liquor.com: https://www.liquor.com/white-wine-5077234
With the New Year almost here, we remain excited and optimistic about the year ahead and, hopefully, you do as well.
It will be good to finally have this past year in our rear-view mirror. And, while our New Year's Eve celebrations may be a bit different this year, this year's celebrations may be our most important in quite some time. Certainly we all have much to be grateful for despite all the challenges we all have endured since the pandemic arrived at everyone's doorstep early in 2020. Let's all hope that 2021 brings good health and postive vibes in all areas to each of us.
To kick off all those positive vibes, amNY.com has a variety of suggestions for bringing in the New Year in style. We only have one major point of disagreement with their several great suggestions. Where is part ways with an otherwise solid list of suggestions is on the glassware for our bubbly chosen for the evening. May we kindly suggest you forego the $4 stems from Target and treat yourself well with one of the many fine Stolzle flute options.
So, we wish everyone a joyous and fantastic New Year's Eve celebration. But, let us also all remember to be grateful and very thankful for all the many blessings we have.
From all of us at Stolzle, may 2021 bring you more happiness, good health and many more smiles!
Cheers to all!
Stolzle has been designing and producing great crystal glassware for more than 130 years. During that time, besides producing a line of high-quality, high-performance glassware we have also attempted to manage our business in such a way as to always make sure our activities served the end customer.
Once we connected with either a great restaurant, a great hotel or a consumer who would use our glassware in their home, we have strived to ensure that we exceed their expectations. For us at Stolzle, exceeding expectations means both in service and in the performance of our products.
Whether the customer is large or small has never mattered – we have always made strong efforts to satisfy their requirements to keep that bond for life – hence the moniker “Stolzle for Life.”
“First for us is the quality of our products. We produce world-class glassware products so our products always must meet a high standard for quality,” says Jay Allie, Stolzle Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing. “But we are also very diligent about providing great service to our customers, both big and small. And, for us, that service continues after the purchase. If a customer believes they have a ‘problem’, there is no problem – we take care of it immediately. We want our customers to stay with us for life.”
The theme of “Stolzle for Life” also extends to our network of distribution partners and sales representatives. No matter the channel of distribution, our goal is always constant communication, mutual trust and support to those supply chain partners to better understand their needs so that we can ultimately continue to satisfy the end customer.
“Whether it a hospitality salesperson who is representing us or a retailer who is stocking our glassware,” continued Allie. “It is important to us that we have great cooperation up and down the line. Our philosophy of ‘Stolzle for Life’ is important here also. Strong partnerships with our sales and distribution partners is a priority for us.”
And certainly “Stolzle for Life” resonates to all who use our products whether in a restaurant, a vineyard or in their home. Our goal is always to help people enhance their lives and their connections with family and friends over a great beverage.
At Stolzle, we strongly believe that people are deeply hardwired to connect with other people. Additionally, we believe that this connection happens best over great food and great beverage.
Therefore, at Stolzle, we want to always enable better and more frequent connections by creating great glassware and beverage serving products that elevate and enhance the times we get together.
Our priority at Stolzle is to continue to create world-class, high-performance glassware that is approachable, affordable, and available throughout the world.
#Stolzle for Life.
The holiday season is here and it is a great time to explore new wines and, even new wine regions.
Departures magazine recently published a terrific article and showed that whether your taste runs more red than white or more affordable than expensive, there are plenty of great wines available to try this year. Included are such finds as a $20 sparkler all the way on up to $800 Penfolds Shiraz, but with plenty of great selections all along the way in between.
But, just as choosing the right wines for the holidays is important, so is choosing the right wine glass. Our Experience collection has a complete range of stemware to give any of wines you might select the perfect drinking vessel. From bubbles to Bordeaux, Experience has just the right characteristics.
Working with sommeliers, we initially designed Experience for lovers of Riesling. Seeing the smiles we added to the faces of Riesling lovers everywhere, we quickly expanded the Experience collection for lovers of all types of wines.
The machine pulled stem Experience wine glasses impress with their elegant and stylish shape combining to result in a very high-performance glassware collection. While your guests will be smiling on how great your wines taste, our Experience wine glasses are also designed with an approachability and a functionality allowing for everyday usage.
So, this holiday season, no matter what wines you choose be sure to choose a great wine glass like our Experience wine glasses to serve it in. Our Experience wine glasses are available at great tabletop retailers everywhere.
Here’s the link to the Departures magazine article: https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/wine-spirits/best-wines-to-buy-holiday-season#22