| Experience the incredible luxury of Ravenscroft Crystal.
Ravenscroft Crystal combines the qualities of old-world
European craftsmanship with a modern understanding of
how the shape of a wine glass can significantly enhance
the tasting experience. Ravenscroft glassware designs
are developed out of the deepest respect for great wine
and are hand blown in nearly 30 different styles; each
of which are the result of thousands of years of glass
making trial-and-error. Their ultimate goal is to enhance
the bouquet and taste of the wine or spirit for which
it was made.
The world's most famous enologist, once said, "A
wine glass should be invisible." In this spirit,
Ravenscroft's mission is to produce the most transparent,
lightweight wine glasses possible. Their delicate stemware
delivers a whisper-light, sensuous hand and mouth feel.
Each glass is shaped to perfectly control the palate
attack, delivering a pure essence with minimal distraction.
"Pure, Clean Crystal" Over the past
four decades, wine and spirits glass design has experienced
a renaissance. Recently, scientists discovered the dangers
of lead crystal, most significantly when storing wine
and spirits for an extended period in decanters, allowing
lead to leach into the contents. Originally, lead oxide
was added to glassware as a manufacturing aid. Now,
technology has progressed to the point where the addition
of lead delivers little or no value to the wine enthusiasts'
experience. Despite increasingly stronger industry warnings,
several of the world's top stemware manufacturers continue
to use lead in production.
Ravenscroft Crystal's time has come. The public now
understands that lead-free crystal is the future of
the glass industry. Ravenscroft is the world's leading
manufacturer of hand-made, pure, clean, lead-free crystal
for fine wine and spirits. Their 129-year-old European
factory has been producing lead-free crystal for the
most exclusive brands of the world. Most likely, you
have enjoyed the delicate pleasure of their products
under another brand name.
The founder of Ravenscroft, Stephen Falango, has leveraged
his background in Economics and Public Policy, with
an unbridled passion for wine, to shape the Company
as well as the glasses. As a young man during his Master's
studies, he became deeply committed to environmental
protection, which resulted in his dedication to lead-free
crystal. In the spring of 1999, Stephen proposed that
their factory create a line of wine-specific stemware
and decanters. Stephen's passion and experience as a
wine educator, sommelier, wine maker, avid wine collector
and entrepreneur inspired his craftspeople to focus
on maximizing the pleasure of wine while respecting
the wellbeing of wine lovers worldwide.
"There is no glass that is more "invisible"
than ours. I am honored that so many people trust Ravenscroft
Crystal to touch their lips while they share their most
treasured wines. This privilege must be respected through
the highest commitment to their health." Stephen
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