Wine glass of tulip-shape: Baccarrat claims it improves the taste of wine

French glassmaker is hoping to revolutionise the experience of drinking wine with a new design that promises to settle the age-old argument between alcohol and the grape. The tulip-shaped glass, with a wide flat base and a vertical “chimney”, will prevent the alcohol from overpowering the aroma of wine when the glass is swirled, according … Continue reading

Baccarat and Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck describes his long-standing collaboration with luxury brand Baccarat as a “sparkling, surreal cocktail.” The renowned designer’s latest work for the French crystalware-makers has been to create a new glass for that “cocktail.” To celebrate the 170th anniversary of Baccarat’s classic mouth-blown crystal glass collection, the Harcourt, Starck turned the flutes black. “I never … Continue reading

Pure Luxury: Louis XIII Black Pearl by Rémy Martin

Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac is Rémy Martin’s most luxurious cognac. Its bottle is designed by Baccarat and hand-blown from black crystal; the limited-edition bottle retails in stores for between $31,000 and $40,000. Suppose you’d rather sample just an ounce of this sinful treat. If you’re in New York, a shot of Louis XIII Black … Continue reading