ALL-IN ON BOOK REVIEWS: Do you have a (non-fictional or fictional) book related to wine, spirits, or beer that you'd like reviewed? Contact me!

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.
Newer Posts Older Posts Home


Post a Comment


*SPONSORED* ABriefHistoryOf Abruzzo Agiorgitiko Aglianico Airen Albarino Aleatico Alentejo Alexander Valley Alicante Bouschet Alsace Apothic Argentina Armagnac Arroyo Grande Arroyo Seco audio article Australia Austria Baco Barbera Barrossa Valley Batman Beaujolais beer Best Of biodynamic blend blog Bogati Bonarda book Bordeaux bourbon box wine Brachetto brandy Bulgaria Burgundy Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Cahors Caino Blanco California Campania Canada Canaiolo. cans Cape Cod Captain America Carignan Cariñena Carmenere Catalonia Cava Central Coast certification Chablis Chalk Hill Champagne Chardonnay cheese Chenin Blanc Chianti Chile China cider Cinsault Clarksburg cocktails Cognac Colombard Columbia Valley comics Cotes-du-Rhone Counoise Croatia CSW Dane Cellars DC dessert wine Distill Wars Dona Blanco Douro Dry Creek Dunnigan Hills Edna Valley Falanghina February Felix Hart Fer Servadou Fiano fiction Finger Lakes Folle Blanche formulas France Franciacorta Frankovka Frappato Furmint Galicia Galilee Gamay Garganega Gascony Germany Gewurtztraminer gin Glera Godello Graciano greco di tufo Greece Grenache Grenache Blanc Grillo Gros Manseng Gruner Veltliner GSM guest blog Heroes history horror how to Hungary interview Israel Italy Japan Jerez Kansas kosher Lambrusco Languedoc-Roussillon Left Coast Leyda Valley Lisboa Livermore Lodi Loire Loureira love letter Macon Madeira Madiran Malbec Malvasia Marcillac marijuana Marlborough Marsanne Marselan Marvel Massachusetts Matchbook Mavrud Mazuelo McLaren Vale mead Melnik Mencia Mendocino Mendoza Meritage Merlot Mexico Michigan mixology Monbazillac Monstant Montecucco Montepulciano Monterey Montery Moscato Mosel Mourvédre Muscadelle Muscat mythology Napa Navarra Nebbiolo Nero d'Avola New York New Zealand news non-alcoholic nonfiction Norello Mascalese North Coast Oakville Oregon organic original meme pairings Palestine Pecorino Pedro Ximenez Perricone Petit Verdot Petite Sirah Petite Verdot photo gallery phylloxera Picpoul Piedmont Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris/Grigio Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir Pinotage Pliny podcast Port Portugal Press Release Primitivo product Prosecco Provence quickie quote rakia recipe retail problems Retsina review Rheingau Rhone Rias Baixas Ribera del Duero Riesling Rioja Rondinella rose Roussanne Rubin Rueda rum Russian River Sagrantino Sake Salta Sandanski Misket Sandeanski Misket Sangiovese Sangria santa clara Santa Lucia Higlands Sauvignon Blanc science scotch Sekt Semillon Seyval Blanc Sherry Sicily Somontano Sonoma South Africa South Australia Spain spark Sparkling Spider-Man spirits stemware storage study sulfites Superman sustainable SWE Syrah Tannat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Temecula Tempranillo Tequila Texas thc The Flash Tinta Amarela Tinta Caiada Torrontes Touriga Nacional Traminer Trebbiano Trincadeira Turkey Tuscany Ugni Blanc Umbria USA Valdiguié Valiant Valpolicella vegan Veneto Verdejo Verdicchio Vermentino Vermont Vermouth Vernacca Vidal Blanc video Vinho Verde Viognier Virginia Viura vodka Walla Walla Washington State whiskey White zinfandel Wildstorm Willamette wine Wine Bloggers Off-Topic wine club Wine Pick Wolverine Wonder Woman Zinfandel Zweigelt