Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon Wine Glass - Gift Set of 2

€95.00

The best wine glass in the world?

There's stiff competition...

Zalto, Riedel, and, now, Jancis Robinson: names synonymous with great glassware that enhance our enjoyment of wine. Jancis, however, is a bit different.

She has eschewed the infinitude of possible bespoke glass shapes and sizes to match a similarly infinitesimal labyrinth of particular wine styles.

Instead, she has just one. One glass to bind them all.

In working with celebrated designer Richard Brendon, who has a stellar reputation for craftsmanship, Jancis was unwaveringly exacting on what she wanted. 

As she says herself on her website:

  • A gossamer-thin glass with an almost impossibly thin rim to put the taster in as close contact with the wine as possible, so the glass had to be individually mouth-blown by skillful, experienced artisans
  • A stem that is tall enough to allow even the big-handed to swirl comfortably without affecting the temperature of the wine, but thick enough to preclude easy breakage, and short enough to fit easily into a dishwasher and on a shelf in a normal domestic cupboard
  • Dishwasher-friendly (this is possibly Jancis' personal top-priority)
  • A generous bowl going in towards the rim that captures the all-important aroma and allows energetic swirling to encourage it with no danger of losing any wine over the rim, but is not so wide as to make storage difficult, or measures of wine appear mean or stingy
  • An opening at the top that is big enough for the big-nosed but not so big that spillage would be a problem
  • A capacity that yields maximum surface area with an average pour of about 125 ml

So, Jancis proposed all this Richard Brendon along with another key requirement, if they were to design a wine glass together, it should be just one size and one shape.

Each glass is made in Slovenia by master craft-workers; individually mouth-blown and turned by hand, from bowl to stem.

They are incredibly fine and they are a joy to have in your hand. They are absolutely beautiful.

In this gift set of two, you can share your favourite bottle of absolutely anything: Champagne, Port, Chablis or Pauillac.  

This sort of finesse and enhancement in the wine-trade is very rare and should be appreciated, applauded, celebrated and (very gently) seized with both hands.

Very limited stocks available. 

One of the points that really strike a chord with us, here in The Allotment, is that because you have just one glass for all wines, you can compare and contrast each style, winemaking technique, soil-type, or other facet of myriad wines, with alarming clarity. It means that this glass will become an indispensable tool to assist and enhance your learning as well as your enjoyment.

We really hope you love them as much as we do! 

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

★★★★★
Great choice and excellent service. Received my delivery the next day.
Paul H.
★★★★★
Amazing service from the get go!
I emailed Chris looking for wine recommendations for a birthday gift. Got a really speedy, helpful reply and not only that but he hand delivered it on time to the birthday girl wishing her a happy birthday. Absolutely bowled over by the service. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Michelle McM.
★★★★★
Could not recommend The Allotment enough. The selection is fantastic and each wine that I've drank from them has been utterly phenomenal. Delivery was no hassle and I had the wine at my door in 2 days. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Luke B.
★★★★★
Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D.
★★★★★
A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
N. Dowling
★★★★★
Delicious and interesting range of wines delivered promptly to my door. Not far off that lovely feeling of coming back laden from a good wine store but without any of the traffic or the worry of breaking the wine en route (very impressive travel wrap).
M. Dorman
★★★★★
Chris fields a fine range of excellent, keenly-priced wines. Orders are safely packaged and dispatched efficiently and promptly. Strongly recommended.
David M.
★★★★★
Great selection of wines, hassle free ordering, payment and delivery. Highly recommended.
Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.