Sunday, June 28, 2015

Review: Ta Za! Shatterproof Wine Glasses with Excelsior 2011 Syrah

Ta Za! Unbreakable Wine Glasses with Excelsior 2011 Syrah

One of the hazards of drinking wine is breaking your wine glasses. You know how many I've broken? A whole lot. Hey man, things happen. But the most common time that those nice wine glasses break across the world is at parties and gatherings. Lots of people around, lots of things going on, lots of people feeling affected by alcohol. Next thing you know... CRASH!

But that just comes with the territory, right? Nothing is as good as glass. You can't really respect your wine and drink it from a plastic cup! That would be asinine! That's at least what I thought until Ta Za! sent me their product. Prepare yourself for some serious ass-kissing because my whole household loves these glasses.

Claiming to be the "drama free wine glass" and "not your mother's wine glass", Ta Za! provides SHATTERPROOF stemless wine glasses in classic tulip-shaped form. They're BPA-free and EA-free, so it won't add any plastic flavor to the wine, but the ultimate bonus is that they're completely dishwasher safe.

When I opened up the package I was pretty surprised at how much they look like actual glass. You can't even tell they're plastic until you pick them up, and even then it has similar weight to a glass.

My wife started using them that night and she hasn't used anything else for her wine since then. She adores them... and everybody knows the wife is the final authority. She says, and I quote, "they're cute... and my four year old can't break them." Because four year olds get ahold of EVERYTHING. And speaking of the four year old, she's even used them on occasion for her juice.

So here we go with MY review of the glasses. I'm going to use Excelsior Syrah to try them out.

Excelsior is a winery in Robertson, South Africa and has been owned and farmed by the De Wet family since 1859, while the family has been in the business since 1697. Today their entry level tier is one of the best deals in wine that you can find. At Luke's of Cape Cod we sell them for $7 a bottle. The Cabernet and Chardonnay are of great quality for the price, but their Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah take it to another level. They're phenomenal. I actually buy the Syrah all the time so my wife can use it in her beef stew... and I can drink what's left of the wine.

The color of the wine is a vibrant garnet. The nose has violets, plum, squeezed raspberries dipped in dark chocolate, vanilla and a faint hint of campfire smoke. The midpalate is lush in mouthfeel with flavors of plum, jammy blackberry, black table pepper and smoke. It finishes with mocha, vanilla, tart raspberry and leaves the teeth coated in silkiness. This wine gets a 5/5 for my Price vs Quality Rating.

So after sitting here reviewing and tasting this wine, I can conclude that these glasses are AWESOME! I can absolutely guarantee that I'm going to be using them all summer out on the patio. I've never felt that comfortable bringing out a tall, stemmed glass that could easily be taken out by a gust of wind and shatter. My only concern with Ta Za! is that I'm not sure how long it will take for the plastic to be all scratched up, but that concern is pretty minimal and not really that important.

Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a four-pack while the summer's still young or before your next party.


The glasses were supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your product reviewed follow this link. The bottle of wine used was purchased by myself for the purpose of this review.


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