"This is one of the few glasses that can live in the bar and at your dining table. Where are you drinking your water? It's great for your office desk. You're trying to drink eight glasses of water and you have that horrible plastic cup. Have one at your desk all day. This is one that's hard to find." --Waterford's Jorge Pérez
Wine Glass Types
Red Wine Glass: A red wine glass displays a fuller, rounder bowl than most glasses. This allows you to dip your nose into the glass to experience the wine's aroma. The bulbous setting of the glass allows the bouquet to aerate and develop while the longer stem provides the ability to swish the glass.
White Wine Glass: These glasses showcase more of a U-shape than red wine glasses. This allows a more concentrated aroma (whites are often not as pungent as reds) while also maintaining cool temperature.
Sparkling Wine Glass: The sparkling wine glass is most commonly known as a flute. This is because of its long, thin shape. This shaping helps the wine retain its carbonation and preserve flavoring.
Dessert Wine Glass: The dessert wine glass is the smallest type. Its short stem and glass are contrasted with a wide bouquet. Dessert wines have the highest concentration of alcohol, making their short stature a necessity. Finally, the wide bouquet allows the wine to aerate and develop properly overtime.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
A name synonymous with elegance and luxury, Waterford was founded in 1783 by George and William Penrose in the ancient Viking city of Waterford. From the start, the principle that has guided the company for more than 200 years is simple: handcraft crystal "as fine as any in Europe...in the most elegant style."
The Penrose family knew the secret to mixing just the right minerals and glass to produce crystal with beautiful and mysterious qualities. When tapped, it sang sweetly. When touched, it felt warm and soft. The magnificent pieces crafted in Waterford's early period set the standards now recognized as the hallmarks of Waterford Crystal.
Today, Waterford is the world's top producer of fine crystal, and continues to be the brand of choice for the most elegant of table settings and luxury lifestyle accoutrement.
The Classic Collection
Bring centuries of tradition into your home with Waterford Crystal - a luxurious collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items from one of Europe’s most iconic brands. Handcrafted in Europe using high-quality crystal, each Waterford piece will add elegance and prestige to your home.
Marquis by Waterford
Discover attainable luxuries from Marquis by Waterford - an exquisite collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items for your home. Built upon centuries of tradition, Waterford’s most affordable collection contains designs crafted from crystal and Crystalline, a premium glass construction offering the same weight and clarity of lead crystal.
House of Waterford
Add a breathtaking, ageless elegance to any room with Waterford’s premier collection - House of Waterford. Built upon centuries of tradition, House of Waterford offers meticulously and superbly crafted fine crystal from Ireland. Every piece in the collection exudes exquisite quality and a luxurious aesthetic reminiscent of the designs admired in the most renowned museums.ABOUT THE GUESTS
Tom Brennan - Waterford Crystal Spokesperson & Master Artisan
Tom Brennan was born to be a Waterford artisan. Like his father, he was raised in Waterford City, Ireland where he dreamed of continuing his family’s legacy of fine crystal craftsmanship. Beginning with a simple apprenticeship in 1986, Tom moved through the ranks to become both master artisan and brand ambassador.
Jorge Perez - Entertaining and Lifestyle ExpertCelebrity spokesperson and arbiter of style, Jorge Perez is a renowned Cuban-American fashion designer and luxury tabletop lifestyle expert.
A wedding industry tour-du-force, Jorge has spent many years adding his sparkle to Waterford events around the United States and Canada. His distinctive experience has landed him on many well-known television shows where he happily shares his passion for the brand’s fine crystal.
Jorge has been a Waterford guest on EVINE Live for the past 7 years demonstrating how easy it is entertain with sparkle and style.