Best Wine and Design
Saint-Louis gives wine glasses a clever twist, while Puiforcat makes tasting totally tantalising
Twist 1586 collection, by Saint-Louis: Matching the right glass to the right drink is both easy and stylish thanks to Saint-Louis, whose Twist 1586 range takes the historic Venetian stripe pattern and gives it a new twist. Each piece in the collection (opposite), which also boasts an elegant decanter, has a subtly different design, with glasses for water, champagne, and young and mature wines. What really caught our eye is the way the pattern disappears once wine is poured into the glass.
Sommelier collection, by Michael Anastassiades and Enrico Bernardo, for Puiforcat: Designer Anastassiades, sommelier Bernardo and silversmith Puiforcat have created a set of exquisite accessories (this page) in mirror-polished silver plate and fine glass. As well as this striking champagne bucket, bottle holder, wine coaster and carafe, the range includes a water beaker and conical glasses – to concentrate the wine and slow the oxidation process – with weighty, silver-plated bases.
Pictured left: decanter, €450; bottle stopper, €90; MATURE-wine glass, €120; Champagne glass, €120; YOUNG-wine glass, €120; tumbler, €90, all part of the Twist 1586 collection, by Saint-Louis. Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah 2012, £35 for 75cl, by Giesen. MCIII Brut001.14 Champagne, £330 for 75cl, by Moêt & Chandon. Estones de Mishima 2014, price on request, by Estones. Right: ‘Sommelier’ champagne bucket, €2,100; bottle holder, €1,350; bottle coaster, €430; carafe, €1,100, all by Michael Anastassiades and Enrico Bernardo, for Puiforcat, from wallpaperstore*. Right: from left, Dom Pérignon Björk And Chris Cunningham Edition Blanc, 2006, £145, from Harrods. Jamsheed Beechworth Roussanne, 2013, £24.50, label by Cloudy Co, from Berry Bros & Rudd. Celler Masroig Castell de les Pinyeres, €9, label by Atipus, from Celler Masroig. ‘Bordeaux’ emulsion, £41 for 2.5 litres, by Zoffany
Photography: Gustav Almestål, John Short; Writers: Nick Vinson, Christopher Stocks