The glass is touted as “a triumph of function and design, created to bring out the best in each glass of wine.” I’m not so sure about the triumph of design part, frankly, because to look at it, it looks just like, well, a wine glass. It is a very nice looking wine glass, mind you, with a thin stem, wide bowl and a smaller mouth. The small mouth is the part they say concentrates the flavor and aroma of the wine.
To say I was skeptical is an understatement, so I got out a Reidel O and tasted them side by side. The wine was Sandler Wine Company, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2008, and would be delicious even if drinking out of a plastic Solo cup. Once poured, the nose is much more concentrated in the Tre Sensi glass. As for the taste? It is similar in both glasses, but I do really enjoy the feel of the Tre Sensi. I doubted its awesomeness, but it is a really nice glass. Would I recommend it? Yes, but the bowl is not as large as some other high end stemware, so there is less room for swirling. I suppose you could pour less in the glass, but what is the point of that?
The Tre Sensi wine glass will be available at retail in early 2013, and I am told it will cost $24.99 per stem. I feel like such an early adapter.