The Connoisseur Line

Designed By
Kathi Urbach

Manufactured By
The Cambridge Glass Company - Cambridge, Ohio

#2 - 8 oz. Tall Sherbet #1 - 16 oz. Goblet #3 - 91/2 oz. White Wine


You will note that this particular Goblet is 16 ounces in size. Ample room for serving water with ice, for use in summer drinks giving you a capacity of 16 ounces which is ample room for ice to last the full meal or for refills. This glass in itself is a beauty and will grace any table. It falls in line and coordinates with the other items in dinnerware that you may have on your table. It can be used as a casual glass on the Terrace or at your Bridge Party. It is exceptionally nice for Ice Cream and Ginger-Ale, giving ample room for the ingredients.


This can be used for various Sherbets or can fall into the emergency class for a Saucer Champagne. This glass follows the contour of your special drink and wine glasses.


The Contour of the Cocktail, Burgundy and other glasses of this type is followed through with the White Wine. This is because the temperature of this particular Wine should be room temperature. This glass can be used to follow the contour of the hand which makes it easy to maintain warmth or to get the correct warmth and temperature to the particular ingredients in this shape glass. Of course, the shape of the glass is dignity in itself which makes the drink much more delightful.

#4 - 9 oz. Bordeaux #7 - 81/2 oz. Champagne #6 - 7 oz. Sherry


The perfect glass is thin and large to permit the full enjoyment of the senses of sight, smell and taste. Half of the unique perfection of these wines is in the aroma or "Bouquet". Therefore the glass should never be more than half full. These wines should be drunk slightly iced.


Spanish Sherry is the most fragrant of wines. Oloroio is the name given to one of the two great classes of Sherry, and is the Spanish word meaning fragrant. To get the most out of these wines, and to en joy the more delicate character of the drier Finos, a good glass is important. A good Sherry glass is mostly chimney, which serves to collect and gather the aroma of the wine so that its perfume fills your nose while you are taking a sip. Both taste and smell are affected simultaneously and in instant succession, producing that complex sensation which is so familiar when you are drinking wine. The colors of the tremendous range of Spanish Sherries are subtle and attractive, demanding a clear glass that has no distortion. The stem should be long enough to make the glass easy to hold-there should be room for at least two fingers-and the stem should be thin enough so that it can be grasped easily. The rim should be thin enough so that you don't notice the edge when you sip - everything is designed to center attraction on the wine. The way to judge a glass is to pour an inch or two of wine into it; the glass should look right, then, and the wine should look wonderful. Nothing less than perfect proportion will do, because its function is to present to you one of the great and simple wonders of the world.


From the great Champagne District of France come; the world's most famous wine. It was almost 300 years ago that the monk Dom Perignon discovered the secret of retaining the natural effervescence of the wine and the proper method of bottling. To him, the entire wine loving world owes a debt.

Although countless types of glasses have been used to glorify the drinking of Champagne, one of the most popular today is the tulip-shaped glass. There are reasons for this. Connoisseurs claim that the upper section of a tulip-shaped glass tends to hold the bouquet within the confines of the glass. The bubbles which pop on the wine's surface hit the edge of the glass and deflect aromas so they do not escape the glass to be lost forever. The tulip glass, it is claimed, more perfectly contains the wine and aids in showing off the distinctive collarette formed by the bubbles at the surface.

Whether the tulip glass should be long or short stemmed depends on individual preference. According to the Champagne Producers of France, the short stemmed tulip glass lessens the danger of tipping over the glass. The long 41/2 inch depth of the "Connoisseur" Champagne glass combines the length of the flute glass and the curvature of the tulip vessel, ideal for the King of Wines.

#9 - 25 oz. Beer or Brandy #8 - 51/2 oz. Cocktail or Brandy #5 - 17 oz. Burgundy


Cognac, France on the Charents River, is the home of all Cognac brandy. For centuries Cognac, the King of the Brandies, has been enjoyed by Connoisseurs in a classic glass. The glass has been shaped thus for several reasons. It is wide at the bottom and can be held for warmth in the palm of the hand. The cognac connoisseur uses his glass first to swish the cognac around and at the same time provides it with the necessary warmth from his palm. The shape of the Cambridge Connoisseur serves to concentrate the aroma and bouquet of cognac.


You will note that the capacity of this Cocktail makes the item very appropriate to serve a 31/2 oz. Cocktail which is regulation size or what you might classify as a double Cocktail. The shape conforms to the hand which makes it very easy to handle and also without danger of tipping. This can also be used for Brandy which must fit the contour of the hand so the warmth of the hand will help to heat the Brandy and create the correct temperature for evaporation. Of course, the feel of this glass in your hand makes the drink much more desirable.


This wine requires a larger glass since it is readier and heavier and needs more room to expand. Wine is best when it can "breathe". It means that wine in contact with air releases its essences and starts a process of oxidation which makes it perfect. This glass should never be more than half full in order that the wine be swirled for full enjoyment.