Breathable Wine Glasses

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Breathable Wine Glasses

Wine glasses…we buy them cheaply, they break at the slightest knock, there are even those few that we find difficult to get Sandra’s bright pink lipstick off after playing host to friends. Does it really matter though? We all have those friends that have the cheap glasses, and those that have the latest designer ones…but is there really any difference? Well, we didn’t think much either way, until we tried to Breathable Wine Glasses.

Wine should be aerated, and especially tannic red variations. This is because all those yummy flavours and aromas have been cooped up in a large wine bottle and have become compact. Aeration allows the wine to ‘breathe’ and for the flavours to unfold within a glass or decanter and sit for a while before the maximum and full potential of flavour should be consumed. The Breathable Wine Glasses on first appearances don’t look any different from any other glass you may use, fancy or cheaply bought. However, there is a huge difference. these glasses are made from lead-free crystal glass, which without going into boring scientific talk, oxygenate the wine up to 30 times faster than a ‘standard’ glass would. This means that you can enjoy your wine faster than you usually would, with the maximum flavour at the forefront of each sip.

Apparently, as most wine connoisseurs will know, simply de-corking a bottle and leaving it to ‘air’ will not do the job correctly, or even remotely. If you want to aerate a wine accordingly, a decanter should be used and left for up to two hours to allow the full flavours of the wine to shine through., The glasses do this job from 2-4 minutes, so you can spend more time drinking and less time thinking about drinking! Wash as usual (but be careful with them), and enjoy an altogether different flavour of wine. Try it for yourself… take a standard glass and one of the Breathable Wine Glasses and you will be able to taste the difference straight away. Available from Firebox and come in a pack of 2 for £24.99.

    Mini Omni Heart Bowl

    Author: admin  //  Category: accessories, General

    Mini Omni Heart Bowl 11cm

    The table is set, the food is cooking and the wine is chilling. Your guest arrives…and looks starving. Did you know that there is a direct correlation between bad moods, arguments, break ups and general bad times when your sugar levels are low? Do you want this to happen to you?

    Our suggestion is ply your loved one / date / guests with some snacks while the food cooks. This was they will be kept happy, sustain from eating their own arm and hopefully still be in your arms at the end of the night. Why not tie in the Valentine’s Day vibe with these gorgeous, practical and down-right cute Mini Omni Heart Bowls. You can buy them as singulars or in a pack of 8. Ideal for serving up crisps, nuts, crackers, in fact, whatever you can fit in there! The perfect accompaniment for your evening.

    Also look great as part of a set at a dinner party. Eaton mess, fruit salad, cheesecake – whatever you serve, they are certainly a talking point and always commented on (even from the manliest of men!) Made from durable porcelain, the bowls are sturdy, pretty and practical. Show off your culinary skills and impress your guests.

    Mini Omni Heart Plate 16cm

    Single – £4.49 (Was £5.99)
    Pack of 8 – £36.99 (Was £39.99)

     

    If you really want to go all out, you could also impress with the Mini Omni Heart Plate. This cute 16cm plate can act as part of your hosting skills and carry through some more yummy treats for your guests. Oven and microwave proof, you can even heat the plate if holding hot food, allowing the food to keep its temperature a little longer.

    Ideal for tapas, bruchetta, blinis – whatever you decide to serve, it looks so nice and petit on your little heart shaped plate. Also great for popping your heart bowl on too to catch drips and spills. Why not bake a few heart shaped cakes and pop them on too? Set the mood when you set the table this Valentine’s Day and impress with the heart porcelain bowl.

    Single – £6.99 (Was £8.99)
    Pack of 8 – £47.99 (Was £49.99)

      Bar10der

      Author: admin  //  Category: accessories

      This is the latest ingenious invention from firebox, and will definitely help in the world of mixology. Everything that a bar person (note, politically correct) needs, all in one stylish and practical Swiss-army knife style.

      The Bar10der invention sees a revolution in the art of tending bars and drinks. With everything you may need all in one place, the only thing you need to worry about is where you’re going to keep it! Ten practical utensils that in true Swiss-knife style all can be neatly folded away.

      A muddler – for all your crushing and kneading needs
      A stirrer, for mixing up those cocktails created
      Knife – a cocktail is not a cocktail without a bit of fruit floating in it
      Channel knife – for those fancy flourishes to impress
      Zester – Ideal fro adding a bit more flavour
      Reamer – for juicing and adding that extra freshness
      Jigger – for measuring out your shots
      Bottle opener – needs no explanation
      Corkscrew – Open those bottles in style
      Strainer – drain away the good stuff and strain back the pulp

      All in all, the Bar10der is an ideal accompaniment for any bar tender, home bar tender or someone who wants to have the cocktail world at their finger tips. £29.99

        Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Get Him Uncle Rogered

        Author: admin  //  Category: accessories, champagne, Food Gifts, General, Gifts, Port, red wine, Whisky

        Sparkling Direct have some great Father’s Day gifts for every type of Dad. From wine lovers, to golf lovers to whisky drinkers you will find something here to show your Father just how much you care. Even better than that they are at great prices so you don’t have to splash out too much either!

        Wine And Toblerone
        Wine And Toblerone
        A fantastic gift this fathers day combining a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon wine and a large Toblerone (400g). Both come presented in a wooden gift box and come complete with your own personal message.
        Our Price £22.99

        Nuts About Merlot
        Nuts About Merlot
        A great fun gift for someone who enjoys Merlot. Savour the taste of this lovely Merlot from Chile together with some Merlot seasoned peanuts! This gift is presented in a wooden gift box and comes complete with your own personal message.
        Our Price £24.75

        A Lazy Afternoon
        A Lazy Afternoon
        Wine, Coffee and Cake – A great gift this Fathers Day. Gift includes a bottle of red wine from Italy, a tin of After Dinner Coffee (100g) and Amaretti (100g). Presented in a wicker tray together with your own personal message.
        Our Price £24.99

        Port And Port Truffles
        Port And Port Truffles
        A single bottle of Taylors First Estate Port together with Charbonnel et Walker Port & Cranberry Truffles. Presented in a wooden gift box lined with wood wool. Personalize this gift by adding your own personal message.
        Our Price £29.99

        Fathers Day Golf Gift
        Fathers Day Golf Gift
        A great fun gift for Dad. A bottle of Famous Grouse Whisky together a deluxe putting set. The putter assembles from 3 pieces and once you have made your put, the ball is automatically returned to you (as long as you made a hole in 1). The gift comes complete with 3 Fahters Day Golf balls.
        Our Price £43.99

        Glenmorangie Original Single Malt Gift
        Glenmorangie Original Single Malt Gift
        A single bottle of Glenmorangie Original, the 10 year old single malt whisky. This is presented in a wooden gift box and is lined with wood wool. Personalize this gift by adding your own personal message.
        Our Price £44.99

        Veuve Clicquot Scuba
        Veuve Clicquot Scuba
        A single bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV Champagne in a neoprene scuba jacket, which allows the bottle to be chilled in style and keeps it cool for around 2 hours. This is presented in a wooden gift box, personalize this gift by adding your own personal message.
        Our Price £49.99

        Standard Accessory Gift
        Standard Accessory Gift
        A collection of accessories consisting of a steel waiters friend corkscrew, steel bottle stopper and steal drip stop collar, presented in a wooden gift box.
        Our Price £19.99

        Golf Accessory Gift
        Golf Accessory Gift
        This great gift for any golfer contains of a collection of accessories consisting of a steel ‘golf club’ corkscrew and case together with a ‘golf ball’ bottle stopper. These items come presented in a wooden gift box
        Our Price £19.99

        Connoisseurs Accessory Gift
        Connoisseurs Accessory Gift
        This makes an excellent gift for any wine connoisseur. A collection of items in steel and wood to include, a waiters friend corkscrew, a bottle stop, thermometer, steel wine pourer, foil cutter and bottle collar. All these accessories are supplied in a wooden gift box
        Our Price £27.99

        Steel Rabbit Corkscrew
        Steel Rabbit Corkscrew
        A great gift – this superbly designed yet efficient corkscrew allows just about anyone to open a bottle of wine with the minimum of ease. This gift comes with a foil cutter and spare blade and is presented in a wooden gift box
        Our Price £27.99