After enjoying our wine for the past 10 years plus in plastic wine glasses – no glass aboard Winterlude — we have lost our minds. During the “off season” from cruising, these commuter cruisers enjoy our wine in stemless crystal wine glasses. We’re not wine snobs, but it just tastes better from crystal – not stemmed crystal, mind you, they break too easily! But when stemless crystal wine glasses became available, we switched.
Tritan Crystal, from Schott Zwiesel, has removed the lead and replaced it with Titanium and Zirconium both big words that apparently make an elegant yet durable stemless wine glass. Enter Fortessa, a worldwide marketer of tableware and voila, the Fontessa Tritan lead free crystal that was on the shelf in front of me at the St Petersburg Boat Show.
Schott Zwiesel (a brand of Zwiesel Kristallglas, AG) has a 130 year history of innovation and success, including such break through developments as the first machine made stemware and the first lead-free crystal glass. With the introduction of the proprietary Tritan Crystal technique (the result of special compositions such as titanium with a unique tempering process) Zwiesel has once again revolutionized the industry. Rigorous laboratory testing proves the brilliance, dishwasher safety, and break resistance of Tritan.