The Mark Phillips Wine Glass – The ultimate wine glass, box of 2
$80 per box of 2
As Jennifer Rosen, respected wine writer says, “…. it’s the only glass that leaves me breathless.“
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The Mark Phillips Wine Glass is the one glass that can outperform all other glasses.
The Myth About Needing Different Shaped Glasses
To appreciate the Mark Phillips Wine Glass, one has to recognize the myth that pervades the wine world. And that is that one is supposed to use a different shaped wine glass for different types of wine. Riedel and other companies have brainwashed consumers to believe that is true to perpetuate selling more glasses.
There is no question that wine smells and tastes different from different shaped glasses. If you have ever attended a wine glass seminar, like Riedel puts on frequently, most people walk out of the seminar convinced that the wine glass makes a difference depending on the wine that is poured. The scientists explain this as a combination of great salesmanship and power of suggestion. But all the research that has been done shows that designing a glass for a particular type of wine is baloney.
Daniel Zwerdling, an NPR reporter, wrote an article about Riedel that was published in Gourmet in August 2004. The article cites the four independent studies that have been done by the top tasting labs in the world. All the studies concluded that the shape of the glass didn’t make a difference in accentuating a certain type of wine or grape variety.
And Mark did his own research to come up with his one shape:
He took a variety of glasses, all different shapes and sizes, ones made from crystal and some made from regular glass and poured the same wine in all of them. He had people taste the same wine from each glass and rate which glass made the wine taste the best. The winner: The Sommelier series (hand blown crystal) Hermitage / Syrah glass by Riedel.
There you go…the perfect wine glass…the one shape for all wines. The problem is the glass retails for over $100 each! And the glass is very fragile. It can only be washed by hand but even then it breaks.
So Mark designed his own wine glass. It’s the one shape that makes all wine tastes better and it’s hand blown crystal, just like the Riedel. But the Mark Phillips glass has four major improvements over the Riedel:
1. It’s dishwasher safe! Yep, restaurants that use the Mark Phillips Glass wash it in their industrial dishwashers.
2. It’s lighter which makes it seem so much more elegant than the Riedel or any other wine glass.
3. It’s better balanced which feels so much better to hold.
4. And it’s only $40! You can buy two glasses and a nice bottle of wine for what you would pay for one Riedel glass.
You can see why the Mark Phillips Wine Glass is the ultimate glass. The glass has outperformed all other glasses on the market both in tastings and in performance. You can’t buy a better wine glass. As Jennifer Rosen, respected wine writer, says other glasses are good but no matter “…because I’m besotted with something else entirely: the Mark Phillips glass; a perfectly balanced ovoid; gossamer-thin as though knitted out of invisible fibers from a thousand tiny spider webs. When I hand it to people, they flinch, afraid to be trusted with something so delicate. Yet it’s actually far heartier than most glass and crystal…and for the time being, it’s the only glass that leaves me breathless.” And the glass is used at the Beechwood Inn, Georgia’s Premier Country Inn and a member of Select Registry of Inns. David Darugh of Beechwood says, “We love these glasses. They continue to go through our restaurant dishwasher without any damage or chipping. Last week, I knocked one off a able as I walked by and it bounced off the old heart pine floor. Our guests love them, especially after they see how indestructible they are despite their fragile feel.” We get testimonials like that all the time but we want you to know, the odds are that the glass WILL break when dropped from a table. They aren’t indestructible, but they are awfully resilient.
You can spend a lot less on a wine glass but:
1. It won’t be as elegant.
2. It won’t make the wine taste as good.
3. And it won’t leave you breathless.
Each glass have the MP on the base of the glass so you know you have the real Mark Phillips glass. They are only sold in boxes of two. Each box is just $80.
Professional Review of the MP Glass By a taster at International Wine Review Online
Testing the MP Wine Glass
The MP Wine Glass is elegant to look at and feather-light in the hand, but does it really enhance the taste of wine? To answer this question we put it to the test. First, we compared two white wines, pouring about two ounces into both the xx wine glass and a standard tasting glass. The first white wine tasted was the 2007 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc out of the cool climate Walker Bay region. As one might expect, the core aromas and flavors were similar in both glasses-fruity gooseberry and citrus aromas with bright citrus flavors with a grassy note on the long, flavorful finish. The second wine tasted was a 2004 Schoffit Chasselas Vielles Vignes from Alsace. Here, too, the core aromas and flavors were similar in both glasses-a ripe, tropical nose with mango and coconut notes and distinct very ripe pineapple flavors on the palate. Did the tasting experience differ at all between the two glasses? The answer is a definite “yes”. Compared to the other glass, the MP wine glass evoked somewhat more complex aromas-including an additional element of wet stones in the Sauvignon Blanc-and better overall balance both in smell and taste. The core aromas were toned down a bit in the MP glass, allowing other olfactory notes to emerge, resulting in a more complex and better balanced bouquet. Since smell and taste are closely related, this also resulted in the sense of more complex and integrated flavors on the palate.