Swiss Design. Mouth-Blown.
Grassl Glass is pursuing traditional glass making techniques with a focus on functional wine-centric glassware design.
An oxy-fuel fired furnace melts glassmaking sand, soda, dolomite, potassium, potassium oxide and recycled glass. The result is a 1700°C hot, lead-free molten mass resembling the composition of pure rock crystal.
Twenty years of glassmaking experience are required to consistently craft the Grassl Glass Collection. Five artisans are needed to produce a single stemmed glass during the hot-shaping phase. Followed by a slow-cooling process with an additional five steps for finalisation.
All Grassl Glass designs are based on core principles of functionality and usability. Whilst the Vigneron Series is built on the feedback of the most renown winemakers today, the Elemental Series focuses on the absolute essentials of wine drinking.
Troquet Restaurant USA
October Chris decides to use the Vigneron Series and Elemental Series glasses in his renowned Boston restaurant.
Widder Restaurant Switzerland
September Stefano and his team decide to use the Grassl Glass Vigneron Series in their Michelin** restaurant.
August Kariem becomes the official distributor with LE VINEUR.
August Arthur and Tom agree to represent Grassl Glass with CASKADIA.
July Joseph orders LIBERTÉ glasses for his tasting room.
July Pierre-Oliver Garcia orders MINERALITÉ and CRU glasses for his winery.
July François Gauthier agrees to represent Grassl Glass in Western Switzerland with LA CAVE DE REVEROLLE.
July Matteo and Christoffer agree to become Grassl Glass distributor with PURA GLASS.
Domaine Chandon de Briailles
July François orders CRU glasses.
June Fabien Cregut agrees to distribute Grassl Glass in the South of France and Saint Barthélemy with FRIENDSHIP & WINES.
First Winery in Germany
May Peter Wagner orders the first LIBERTÉ and CRU glasses for Weingut Peter Wagner.
Union des Gens de Métier
April Grassl Glass become the official sponsor of the UGM.
April Yiftach and Fani Bar agree to represent Grassl Glass with ALL IN WINE.
March Drake Whitcraft starts to use Grassl Glass in his winery.
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
March Benoit orders LIBERTÉ glasses for his tasting room.
March Jose agrees to represent Grassl Glass with AMOVINO.
Claudio Alario in Italy
March Azienda Agricola Alario Claudio order CRU glasses for their tasting room.
March March Katie publishes an article praising the Grassl Glass 1855.
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
February Benoît Riffault orders LIBERTÉ glasses and DECANTER for his tasting room.
February Rodrigo Malizia and his partners agree to represent Grassl Glass with Cellar Vinhos
Asia & Australia Tour
February The team visits Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines and Australia to meet with distributors.
First Restaurant in Sweden
January Aira becomes the first restaurant in Sweden to order Grassl Glass.
December Alain Graillot agrees to represent and distribute Grassl Glass in the Rhône Valley.
Stella di Campalto in Italy
December Stella orders CRU glasses for her tasting room.
November Anthony Casteloa agrees to become the official distributor of Grassl Glass in West France and Loire Valley with Buveur de vin.
Domaine Henri Boillot
November Guillaume Boillot orders LIBERTÉ glasses for his tasting room.
First Glasses to the Canary Islands
November Borja Pérez Viticultor becomes the first winery to use Grassl Glasses in the Canary Islands.
First wine shop in Switzerland
November Weinstein St. Gallen becomes the first wineshop to sell Grassl Glass in Switzerland.
November Atheneum, a wine shop in Beaune, becomes the first official retailer of Grassl Glass.
November Anton Panasenko agrees to represent Grassl Glass with BURGUNDY.RU
October William Mortelmans decides to become the official distributor of Grassl Glass with YOUNG CHARLY.
October Tim Mangus agrees to represent Grassl Glass in Zurich with Magnus Vinum.
October Eric orders and shortly after is featured with Grassl Glass on French national TV. Click the link to video.
Alp Arosa Switzerland
September Tim Disch orders VERSATILE glasses for his alpine restaurant.
September Pierre-Henri Rougeot becomes distributor of Grassl Glasses for the Burgundy and Jura region.
August Samantha becomes the Grassl Glass distributor with WINETHERAPY PH.
First Norwegian Restaurant
August Jaime Docherty becomes the first restaurant in Norway to use Grassl Glasses.
United Kingdom Distributor
July Chris Wellman starts selling Grassl Glass on WINEWARE UK.
July Johan, owner of FINE WINES SERVICE SE agrees to represent Grassl Glass
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
June Francesco Benvenuto orders Grassl Glasses for the one Michelin ** restaurant IGNIV by Andreas Caminada.
June Casino Bern becomes the first hospitality business in Switzerland to place Grassl Glass in their various F&B outlets.
May CLOS MONOPOLE becomes distributor for Grassl Glass.
May Bok and his team agree to represent Grassl Glass with FINE WINES SINGAPORE.
Simon Maye et Fils
April Raphael Maye becomes the first Swiss winery to order Grassl Glass.
Blog Post by vvwine
April Adrien van Velsen publishes a Grassl Glass article. Click the link to article.
March Lachlan Macdonald agrees to be the official distributor for Australia with his company SIMPLY WINES.
First French Restaurant
March Laurianne, owner of Le Maufoux, becomes the first restaurant in France to use Grassl Glass.
First French winery
March Jean-Marc Roulot becomes the first winemaker to order personalised LIBERTÉ glasses for his tasting room.
February Fine wine merchant, Hakgyun Kim, agrees to become represent the brand with his company HANDOK WINE.
February Lodovico Antinori orders the first glasses to Italy. He purchased LIBERTÉ and 1855.
January Lars Andersson agrees to become exclusive distributor of Grassl Glass in Denmark with his wine company LES TERROIRS DU VIN.
January Launch on Wine Berserkers day. Christopher Freemott starts selling glasses in the US with his company CJF SELECTIONS.
First feature in magazine “The Gentlemens Journal”
January “How to decant wine, according to a top collector” where Grassl Glass is first feature in a magazine. Click the link to article.
December Testing of the glasses with winemakers, technical directors and owners. Oliver Campadieu (Château Palmer), Pauline Vauthier (Château Ausone) and others.
First Discussion with Jean-Marc Roulot
November At an Event in the French Embassy, Jean-Marc made his first comments on the LIBERTÉ prototype. As a result, proportions of the glass were slightly changed.
December First delivery of final shapes
Nov 15th Final decisions of changes on the prototype glasses
Oct 17th First prototype glasses produced
Oct 10th First prototype sketches on the computer