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The Hut



Born out of the glitz and glamour of 1960s

Swinging London,

LSA International

is a brand

that knows a thing or two about premium quality

glassware. Starting life out with a small but curated

collection of traditional Polish enamelware, LSA

so expanded its range to specialise in the

luxury glassware

for which it has made its name.

Today one of the industry’s most prestigious and

respected glassware makers, Creative Director

Monika Lubowska-Jonas continues her father’s

passion for

contemporary design

and traditional

craftsmanship at the helm of the company.

We caught up with LSA for advice on the essential glass

designs you need in your glassware collection.


Carefully selecting your wine glass is crucial to

unlocking the full flavours of your chosen wine.

A single glass is not ideal for all varieties of red wine,

and your glass should be chosen to complement the

wine you are drinking. Often assumed to be the go-to

glass for red wine, a Bordeaux glass features a wider

bottom and narrow mouth that helps aerate and

maximise the flavour

of medium to full-bodied

wines. The narrow mouth is also designed to bring

the wine’s scent bouquet closer to the nose for


fuller experience.


Since white wine doesn’t require the same level of

aeration as red wines, white wine glasses are crafted

with a narrower mouth to

lock in the fresh flavours

and smells. As white wines are best served ice cold,

be sure to hold your glass by the stem to keep your

wine refreshingly cool for as long as possible.


The sparkling nature of champagne means the less

exposure to oxygen the champagne gets, the longer

the bubbles last. Designed with a narrow mouth and

elongated walls that

allow the bubbles to develop

and last longer, your champagne glass will also feature

a long stem to prevent the warmth of your hand

from affecting the temperature of your fizz.


Allegedly modelled on the breasts of Marie

Antoinette, the champagne coupe has been a popular

choice of drinks vessel in France since the 1700s

but first rose to fame in the US during the 1930s.

Synonymous with nostalgic elegance (and now di

Caprio’s Gatsby), the wide, shallow design of the

champagne saucer doesn’t lend itself well to bubble

formation so save these glasses for showy occasions

to showcase your good taste.


A hybrid of your classic champagne flute and

champagne coupes, the unusual steeped design

of the margarita glass is essential to

serve your fruity

summer cocktails

up in style.


Elevated to such an

iconic status

that it is sometimes

even referred to with the umbrella term of cocktail

glass, the martini glass is distinct for its instantly

recognisable V-shaped bowl and wide rim.


Often designed with heavy glass bottoms that


retain the cool temperature

of your drink,

a highball tumbler has a larger capacity allowing

for ice and mixers.

Luxury Glassware Essential designs you need in your collection