As one who enjoys entertaining you are keen to give your guests the best experience. One way to do that is to use crystal wine glasses. Typical wine glasses are made out of silica sand, potash, and limestone. Crystal wine glasses are different. When they were first created in the 14th century in addition to these materials they contained about 24% lead oxide which allowed them to be made thinner round the lip. Over the centuries, as discoveries were made on how dangerous lead oxide is other safer materials were infused into glass to make this special glassware.
Today’s crystal wine glasses are perfectly safe so long as you buy them from a trusted retailer. You may wonder why it is necessary to have a glass with a thinner lip to enjoy your wine out of. Simple – it is a much better experience. If a glass has a thick lip it takes away from the elegance of the occasion. The stronger material also allows the glass to be moulded into a slimmer shape around the top. This slimmer shape holds in the aromas of the wine.
Crystal wine glasses also have much better clarity than ordinary glasses making for a much better dining or romantic experience. These glasses are also heavier and harder to break which is a big plus for the homeowner. Many people also choose crystal wine glasses because when you toast they make a much clearer and sharper sound.
If you want a set of crystal wine glasses to entertain on special occasions, or you want a set for everyday use you can find it at Cutlacks. They have a wide range of Dartington crystal wine glasses that you can choose from and all of them are made out of perfectly safe materials. You can find out more on their website, http://www.cutlacks.co.uk/home.aspx.