Until now, a wine enthusiast who cannot hold his glass due to a disability has had to resort to solutions that trigger cold horror in every wine connoisseur.
Fine Barolo with a drinking straw? No way!
Thanks to the Hands-Free Glass from petertools, this problem is solved.
The Hands-Free wine glass is suitable for red and white wines as well as for all other drinks. The closed design brings out the aromas of the wines even without swirling the glass.
A personal encounter led to the Hands-Free Glass
Manuel Arn suffers from a disease that severely restricts his mobility. Holding a glass, bringing it to his mouth, smelling it, drinking - impossible. So Daniel Peter, together with a glassblower, developed a glass that can be hung on a stand. It is closed at the top so that the odour molecules can collect. They are led to the nose through an opening and drunk from a fine glass tube.
"The glass does the job it was designed for perfectly," says Manuel Arn, "but it goes far beyond that! For me, it has an emotional aspect, it means a piece of freedom!"Incidentally, the glass is much more robust than it appears, has a good capacity, is of course also suitable for other drinks and looks very classy. "I am thrilled!"
The Hands-Free Glass is mouth-blown in one piece. It is made of crystal glass and is dishwasher safe. The matching stand consists of a 5 kg base, a flexible gooseneck and a special clamp that holds the wine glass in position. The wine glass and stand are made in Switzerland....
The wine professional *
Wine is Daniel Peter's great hobby. He has been working intensively with wines for over 30 years and also advises restaurants. Daniel holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the WSET in London.