In 2019, Tasting Notes

Size does matter! 

I wanted to compare Grassl versus Zalto again on today’s bottle of white burgundy Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 2007.

Just after a few sips, I started to realize some problem with the wines; I consistently find the Grassl tasted much better than Zalto, I was stunned as it was not immediately obvious to me that Grassl can perform so significantly better than Zalto, so I sat down and think hard. After a few more sips, I realized the tension and acidity was much more intact with the Grassl glass, something just striked me immediately: it was the size of the glass and our Singapore weather!

As I was drink this white burgundy poured from a chilled ice bucket in my dry kitchen, I normally don’t switch on the air conditioning when I was having a casual meal, thus the content in Zalto glass warmed up very quickly, while the Grassl glass remained cool, thus the difference in derived pleasure. If you look at the glasses physically, the body of the Zalto glass is much more bigger than Grassl, thus the content warmed up very quickly in our tropical weather. As such, I really don’t recommend using Zalto glasses in our warm weather. Grassl is much more suitable!


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