STANDART OR GOLD EDITION?
A frequently asked question: What is the difference between the Gabriel Glas Gold Edition and the Gabriel Glas StandArt? The answer is quite simple: The difference amounts to about 60 grams. The shape and the size are identical! And upon closer observation and especially at tastings there are some slight and also some more obvious differences! And last but not least there is a perceptible* difference in the feel of the Gabriel Glas Gold Edition.
* The active feel of the size, contours, surface texture, weight etc. of an object by integrating all skin senses and depth sensitivity is considered haptic perception. …
Gabriel Glas StandArt!
Shouldn’t it be Standard? When coining the name of the cheaper machine produced Gabriel Glas I created a new concept. As usually “standard” means the norm or what is normal. But the unique Gabriel Glas is more like a work of art. And this is what we call “art.” Thus, “StandArt” is defined as somewhere between the norm and art.
To produce this glass, we always book a very state-of-the art production machine for one to two days as needed. At the “Rona” manufacturer in Lednike Rovne (which is in Northern Slovakia) shift workers produce respectively about 30,000 glasses.
Using a refined, ingenious production technology there are no seams on this lead-free, dishwasher-safe glass and thus there are no more weak points. So the glass is surprisingly robust despite its light weight. The weight is ca. 150 g. Even the StandArt version provides incredible wine enjoyment and in comparisons has left the well-known competing products in the dust.
Scope of use: for private daily use, for catering, wine tasting and of course in restaurants.
Gabriel Glas Gold Edition!
Gold is a precious metal. That’s common knowledge! In association with our name we are calling it “very precious glass.” It is the lightest wine glass in the world produced in significant quantities! The shape is identical to the StandArt Glas. With minimal deviations that may increase enjoyment. Because they are handmade we are able to produce each glass precisely down to the millimeter which we figured out during its creation for maximum wine enjoyment. Also the glass is usually produced by Rona in Northern Slovakia. While we produce 30,000 StandArt glasses in a day, in this case we’re talking about quite different quantities, combined with a much bigger time commitment.
For the Gabriel Glas Gold Edition we hire a specially trained production team because every glassblower does not have the skill to blow these unique glasses. In two shifts these specially trained glass blowers alone produce within 5 days 3,000 glasses. Actually usually more are produced, but due to the limits of how many glasses can be manufactured a high failure rate is built in and thus through strict quality control only the most perfect of glasses are selected. In view of this of course the ultralight glass (weight 90 grams) will cost substantially more. Compared to the competing products on the market we are the most attractive. We want to encourage the true wine connoisseurs to switch to our product. The Gabriel Glas Gold Edition is lead-free, dishwasher safe and has no weak points.
Scope of use: for private use for wine connoisseurs, for rare wine tasting and in upscale restaurants.