Australian-designed and handmade in India from solid copper, this stunning pair of stemless copper wine glasses are presented in beautiful packaging, making them perfect for a special-occasion gift as well as every day wine enjoyment.
Copper is a fabulous product; not only do our stemless wine glasses look dazzling but many claim that copper is beneficial for your health. So yes, we kind of are encouraging you to drink more wine! And are you wondering whether drinking wine from copper glasses affects the palate, or lends a ‘metal’ taste to the wine? We coat our copper wine glasses with a food-safe lacquer, inside and out, which minimises any taint of copper in the wine and keeps them looking fantastic for longer. If you’d like to know more about this, as well as how to care for copper wine glasses, please check out our Copper Care section.
Handmade Copper Wine Glasses
Both beautiful and supremely functional, copper is enjoying a well-deserved surge in popularity in the homes throughout Australia, whether it’s in the kitchen, lounge or dining table. Copper has a gorgeous rose-coloured glow and most pieces can be allowed to naturally acquire a rich bronze patina, or they can be polished to a gleaming finish, as you prefer.
Copper is an essential trace mineral in the human body, playing a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. Many believe that drinking from copper vessels (in moderation) carry health benefits such as strengthening the immune system, brain stimulation and aiding weight loss to name a few. Cellar V doesn’t claim that drinking wine from our copper glasses will result in health miracles (sorry!), but we would stress that it is completely safe to do so, providing the care instructions are followed.
Cellar V’s Copper Collection stemless wine glasses are coated inside and out with a clear food-safe lacquer that will help to maintain the glasses surface gleam, but over time they will eventually begin to tarnish and will require some low-key maintenance.
A few simple rules to follow when caring for your copper:
Never put copper in the dishwasher, and never use steel wool or abrasive sponges or scrubbers to clean it, as they can scratch copper’s surface.
Do not to let the wine sit in the copper glasses for extended periods (i.e. overnight). Wine is acidic and will increase the rate of tarnishing.
After washing copper, dry it immediately; do not let it soak overnight. Water left on copper will increase the rate at which it tarnishes.
If a surface is not going to touch food, it is perfectly acceptable to let a greenish patina develop over time, if you like. However, if the copper is going to come into contact with food, it should be polished periodically, or the verdigris can rub off in the food.
If you choose to polish a piece, using a high-quality copper cleaner like Goddards long term brass and copper polish. Simply apply a small amount of the paste to a sponge or soft cloth to polish the item, then rinse with water and dry thoroughly.