There is no question that these glasses represent the gold standard in wine drinking. Ask any sommelier or hardcore wine collector what their preferred go-to glass is and I would bet it’s almost unanimous agreement for Zaltos. Issue is they cost about 6x more than our favorite value choice for wine glasses. So, are they worth it?
The answer to that is pretty straightforward:
Are you the type of person who casually enjoys wine but never spends more than $30-40, max, on a bottle and just need some durable glasses which provide a solid enough experience to impress others while entertaining without breaking the bank? In that case we recommend checking out our top value pick.
However, if wine really does it for you and you are regularly buying/storing more expensive bottles, then there really is only one obvious choice and that’s the Zalto Universal Glass.
I recently asked a close friend of mine, Scott, who is one of the most seasoned wine collectors/tasters I know and exclusively drinks wine from Zaltos, to tell me the top 3 things he likes the most about them:
- “The Zalto Universal is really quite suitable for every wine.”
- “Glass has one goal: Don’t get in the way of the aromas and flavors of the wine. The Zalto uses the most subtle curvature (mirrors natural angles found in the curves of the earth) and is incredibly thin, which lets the wine show at its brightest. Rather than get in the way of the wine, the Zalto makes every wine pop!”
- “Every Zalto glass just feels great in your hand; it’s balanced and comfortable and a delight to hold and swirl.”
The fact that the Zaltos are dishwasher safe is just icing on the cake. The shape and performance of these are one of those things you really just need to experience first hand to believe. If you’ve found yourself drinking more and more wine as you get older and want to take the experience up a notch, these are certainly worth it. They also make an incredible gift under $100 for anyone in your life who also fits that description.