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Czech crystal tableware

Czech drinkware https://aleks-crystal.com/stopki-dlja-vodki/ remains a luxury item, a sign of the owner’s status. The products are popular all over the world, not only in our country. The use of modern technologies allows to reduce the cost of wine glasses and champagne glasses. They can be seen on many holiday tables.

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Tulip-shaped young wine glasses were developed in the 18th century. They were originally different in volume: ladies’ 180 ml, men’s 300 ml. With the transition from metal to glass in the manufacture of tableware, the era of Bohemian crystal and glass began. At first they were made in the form of a flute: a truncated cone expanding upward. They adhered closely to the base of the leg. Then the distance between the beverage container and the platform began to increase. An elongated leg was formed. The cone expanded more and more, turning into a «chalet» or «bowl». The volume of these champagne glasses was from 120 to 249 ml. But sparkling wine with this shape of dishes quickly weathered, saturated with carbon, changed its taste. The upper edges of the cone began to narrow.

Bohemia champagne glasses are first of all chosen according to the classic narrowed shape. Many years of experience of winemakers suggests that for sparkling drinks, narrow, long glasses are needed so that the bubbles linger in them, play, hit the nose. Only in an elongated long vessel with a narrow rim can a bouquet of blended and elite wines be recognized. The base of the leg (called the platform) should be as far away from the bowl of wine as possible so that the cool drink does not come into contact with the hand, and retains its freshness and pristine nature.

All champagne glasses from Bohemia have the configuration of an unopened tulip. They differ in design, cut, shape, but are conceptually similar — elongated, on a long or medium stem, pot-bellied — the central diameter is usually larger than the upper one. Crystal glasses are cylindrical or slightly truncated, it is more convenient to cut them in this form, you can make sharp deep edges at the leg. Bohemian crystal, Czech glass is traditionally blown. The dishes are light, there are no mold marks on the glasses. The leg is made from a separate drop of hot glass. The seams left on the dishes from tongs and blow molds are removed by polishing glass and crystal in acid. Subtle influxes remain. The brand name is imprinted in an inconspicuous place. Foil labels are glued on varietal dishes.

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