Rivere glassware soars above in presentation and profitability
The rise of the cocktail culture is no passing fad. With 29 percent of guests choosing restaurants based on their specialty drink menus (NPD Group, 2015), bartenders, cicerones and sommeliers understand the importance of creating diverse beverage experiences. These beverage experts work to transform everyday glasses of wine and spirits into artful cocktails, commanding top-shelf prices.
Part of that transformation includes choosing the right glass to showcase the drinks. The right glass heightens the overall guest experience by stimulating all the senses – taste, aroma, visual appeal, even the feel of the glass in the hand. Glassware truly is more than just a vessel for beverage service.
Rivere, one of the striking patterns in Libbey’s Master's Reserve® Collection, evokes a new standard for elegance and sophistication for premium glassware. Its elongated, svelte stem adds striking elevation to crafted cocktail presentations. The eye-catching design of Rivere inspires mixologists to create an experience, not just a drink.
“One glance at the stunning Rivere pattern and you’ll be drawn to its spectacular height,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc. “Its stature adds an element of intrigue that will grab guests’ attention.”
The modern look of Rivere features a wide, gracefully designed bowl that cradles the wine and concentrates aromas while the large surface area allows wine to breathe. Its statuesque height and precisely executed design, combined with its uncompromising performance deliver on restaurateurs’ dual desires – exquisite presentation and profitability.
Rivere, along with Renaissance, Prism and Symmetry, make up the Master’s Reserve Luxe Collection. To develop the Collection, Libbey drew on nearly two centuries of uncompromising craftsmanship and set to work to create glassware on par with the elevated beverage experience. Each line in Master’s Reserve is American-made luxury that incorporates optical purity, dazzling sparkle, sensual lines and precise balance to add enduring elegance to drink presentations.
“Master’s Reserve embodies Libbey’s long-standing glassware expertise and drive toward innovation,” according to Dountas. “Our glassmakers reimagined and re-engineered the manufacturing process from furnace to finishing to deliver a premium collection that’s unlike any other glassware.”
For more information or to view the wide assortment of available sizes and shapes, visit libbey.com.