September always feels more like the beginning of a new year to me than the calendar turnings of January. Maybe because life settles down into gentle routine after the chaos of summer, or maybe my love of the harvest and the coziness of "putting up" for the winter makes me feel centred at home? The weather is usually warm, but not overly so, and the nights are cool enough to encourage snuggling. Whatever the reason it is a time of year I love.
This year the CSC calendar is blacked out for a while, as I need time to take of a few personal things. Don't worry. This is temporary and I am very much looking forward to a fun-filled winter. In the mean time I hope this winter to share some great new recipes and maybe a new set-up as well. It's very exciting!
Moving forward, I have been testing wine glasses and I am very happy to tell you about Schott Zwiesel.
I have been trying to find a wine glass that I liked; only one. My house is so small that I have decided a single glass was going to have to stand for all wines. I just don't have the room, or quite frankly the budget, to own more. After settling on a Burgundy glass as "the one" I set out to find a glass that would not break easily. I have spent the last ten years breaking at least a glass a month!
Schott Zwiesel glasses contain titanium! Wow! And when smacked against the corner of the counter don't crack, break, shatter or chip. Fantastic. They are also beautiful. Wine Spectator agrees. A little, tiny, bit more expensive than the glasses I have previously bought on a semi-annual basis, I hold hope these glasses will grace the table for a long time.
Not to be one to stick to the purely practical…I am lusting after these cocktail glasses as well….
Tell me about your favourite glasses and dishes?