The hand-painted Chancel 25th Anniversary balloon has a sleek long stem, sheer rim, and rounded bowl. The balloon shape allows the aromas and flavors of the bigger, bolder red wine to emerge, increasing the flavor and enjoyment of your wine.
Colorful painted pieces of glass appear to be melded together by the pewter outline giving both the texture and illusion of true stained-glass, yet in a functional form.
The ballon glass is approximately 8 inches tall and has a 16 ounce capacity. This limited-edition 25th Anniversary set includes two balloon-style red wine glasses.
Of all the variations this design has gone through over the years, the pewter outline and green stem have made their mark. I like the softer pewter outline - most stained-glass uses a leading of a similar shade - making this combination feel more traditional to me.
This design reminds me of a stained-glass window, the kind you find in an old church - classic and timeless. It’s a design that can be used all year long.