Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Spread The Warmth Suggestion #2: Sempli

Earlier this year Kelly and I traveled to Santa Barbara to attend the Garagiste Wine Festival, an event that celebrates the individuality of the small winemaker.  While in Solvang we discovered the artistry on Sempli’s hand blow wine glasses, only to discover that their studio is mere blocks away from my house in Culver City.  

So for our next Spread the Warmth Holiday Gift Guide we suggest the sensory experience of enjoying a glass of your favorite vino from Sempli’s unique Cupa Vino.  Sempli’s hand-blown wine glasses were created after Swedish designer, and Sempli owner, Daniele ‘Danne’ Semeraro realized that the stem on a traditional glass was aesthetically and technically superfluous. 

Semeraro, who has a degree in Interior and Industrial Design at Accademia Italiana from Florence, Italy, had worked for wide range of design firms from automotive companies in Sweden to interior and lighting design companies in California.   

He designed Sempli’s Cupa wine glasses as an alternative to the everyday.  Made from lead free crystal, their unique stemless construction creates a swirling rotation when set down, assisting in the oxygenation of the wine.   For those who are more cocktail minded this glass also lends itself perfectly for a refreshing libation like a Mojito or Singapore Sling.   Set includes two wine glasses in an elegant gift box. 

And for those looking for more sizable gift set, you can add on Sempli’s Vaso Vino, their handblown decanter.  The Vaso Vino is designed to aerate your favorite wine in an unsurpassable way.  It comfortably fits one whole 750ml bottle, and works for both white and red wine.

Hoping all of your wine is looks as good as it tastes and that your holidays are delicious!   

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