Why You Should Always Choose Lead Free Crystal? - Anders & White

Why You Should Always Choose Lead Free Crystal?

Wine lovers always enjoy having the perfect glass of wine to enjoy with their meal or during their relaxation time.
However, not many people consider the type of glass they are using when drinking wine. The type of glass you use can significantly affect your overall wine experience.
While there are different types of wine glasses, choosing a lead-free crystal wine glass should always be your top priority.

In this article, we will discuss why you should always choose lead-free crystal wine glasses instead of lead-containing glasses.

Firstly, let's discuss what lead crystal glasses are. 
Lead crystal glasses are made by adding lead oxide to glass during the manufacturing process. This addition of lead gives the glass a higher refractive index, making it more sparkly and reflective, but also more heavy and substantial.

However, lead is a toxic substance that can have harmful effects on your health. When you pour wine into a lead crystal glass, lead may leach into the wine, contaminating it and posing health risks.
This is why the industry started to move away from including lead in the 90's.
Be aware though, there is still a lot of lead containing crystal around that dates from before this period. 

In contrast, lead-free crystal wine glasses are made by using a different combination of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
These glasses are just as sparkling and beautiful as lead crystal glasses, but without the harmful health effects.
They are also more durable, making them a better investment in the long run.

Furthermore, lead-free crystal wine glasses are easier to clean and maintain than lead crystal glasses.
The lead in lead crystal glasses makes them more delicate and prone to cracking or breaking, especially when subjected to high temperatures or drastic changes in temperature.
On the other hand, lead-free crystal glasses can withstand higher temperatures and are less likely to break, making them a more practical choice for everyday use.

Another significant advantage of using lead-free crystal wine glasses is that they do not alter the taste of your wine. Unlike lead crystal glasses, lead-free crystal glasses do not affect the taste or aroma of your wine in any way.
This means that you get to experience the wine's true flavor and aroma, without any added metallic or chemical taste.

Lastly, lead-free crystal wine glasses are also a more environmentally friendly option. Lead-free crystal glasses are recyclable, and the production process of lead-free crystal glasses uses less energy and resources compared to lead crystal glasses.

In conclusion, there are many reasons why you should always choose lead-free crystal wine glasses over lead-containing glasses. They are safer, more durable, easier to clean, do not affect the taste of your wine, and are environmentally friendly. So, if you are a wine lover who wants to enjoy a safe, healthy, and elevated wine drinking experience, consider investing in lead-free crystal wine glasses today.

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