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SOPHISTICATED & GLAMOROUS
The Avenue Collection is our new series of crystal glasses that are sophisticated, glitzy and glamorous, all at the same time. Inspired by the Roaring Twenties, the Avenue Collection creates that same atmosphere of carefree frivolity and opulence characteristic of that era. They are the perfect choice for fine dining or when you want a touch of elegance in your everyday life. The Avenue Collection consists of red wine, white wine, champagne and cocktail glasses and we encourage you to use all of them in your table setting to create a stylish, overall impression.
The Avenue Collection takes its inspiration from New York and the Roaring Twenties. In the lull after WWI, the privileged upper class indulged in opulence, with extravagant parties, sumptuous feasts and, of course, the finest crystal glasses filled with expensive champagne. We saw it all come to life, too, in the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Based on of the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, it tells the tale of the dashing, yet mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby and the wild parties he would host at his mansion.
EMPHASIZE THE TASTE
For alcoholic beverages, the design of the glass can actually impact how it tastes, because the alcohol affects the drink’s natural aroma. Champagne is typically served in a tall, narrow flute to accentuate the bubbles and help keep it cold. A white wine glass is smaller than a red wine glass, but depending on the acidity, some white wines should also be served in a larger glass. Never fill the glass more than three-quarters full so that there is room in the glass for the aroma.
SET THE TABLE
Setting a beautiful table is a bit like painting a masterpiece. Allow it to emerge, step by step, with rattan accessories, cloth napkins, elegant china and stylish cutlery. Exclusive crystal glasses add the finishing touch, like the jewels of a crown. Set your exquisite Avenue glasses behind each plate in the order that they will be used, from right to left.
Rattan is as popular today as it was during the first half of the 1900s. It is a durable, natural material that can be woven and braided into gorgeous patterns. Using rattan accessories in your table setting gives a timeless, elegant impression reminiscent of the 1920s, Art Deco, luxury and opulence.