Host's Guide Summer 2010: Barware: Wine

From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($250) from Gearys on vintage coasters ($300, set of 10) from TableArt; a Steuben Airtwist decanter ($900); a Baccarat Darkside by Philippe Starck Un Parfait glass ($2,400, set of 6) and Baccarat Neptune decanter ($1,535) from Gearys; a Lalique Coutard wine glass ($420); a Lladro Bacchus bottle stopper ($95) from TableArt, and a Lalique Phalsbourg wine glass ($350). Georg Jensen Masterpiece tray ($485) from Gump’s; Rina Menardi ceramic charger ($215) and bowl ($510) from Unici Casa. Allan Adler wine opener ($480) from Zelen.

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Photograph courtesy of hotel Matlali
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