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Handcrafted Wine Glasses for The Federalist

Here at Glassblowerben, we are very proud to announce the launch of a new product to add to our growing collection of custom, handblown bar glasses: handcrafted wine glasses for The Federalist, an American-made craft wine company. These glasses were created after the forming of a special partnership between our two companies and they are only available through The Federalist.

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About The Federalist

The Idea

The Federalist creates a bold craft wine product that is the culmination of years of development. Their collection is a distinctly American union of wines that break free from wine tradition in the pursuit of perfection. The Federalist’s founders were inspired by the ideal, “Whatever I’m drinking should taste good, dammit,” and their wine lives up to the phrase.

The result is a line of distinctly American craft wines with all of the bold spirit and unwavering character of the revolutionary American icons that adorn every bottle. With its origin arising from the “virtues of every forward-thinking, hard-working, red-blooded American,” this is American Craft Wine at its finest -- bold, original, and revolutionary.

The Barrels

Made from 100-year-old oak and old school friction fit iron hoops, the barrels used in production are every bit as special as the wine that’s made in them. Without these nuances of oak and iron, the end product probably wouldn’t taste so damn good.

The Bottles

The Federalist’s bottles are carefully crafted with every detail in mind to capture the beautiful essence of flavor and forward thinking of the wines contained within them. From the curve of the bottle’s neck to the display of revered American revolutionaries spread across the outside, the thought, care, and beauty put into the design ensures a perfect drinking experience and is entirely emblematic of the quality and craftsmanship that goes into the wines within.

The Glasses

No great craft wine can be complete without excellently custom, handcrafted wine glasses to go with it. As a proud product of our very own Ben Dombey, these gorgeous glasses are the epitome of simple, functional yet beautiful design and are expertly crafted with one purpose in mind: The Federalist and the great American spirit it represents.

We too represent that proud American artistic spirit in our own craft. Glassblowing is a proudly individualistic art that strikes at the heart of what this wine is all about. Hard work, dedication, and a commitment to unrivaled excellence are all hallmarks of this lost art, and we are honored to be able to make our own contribution to this “spirited” celebration of American greatness.

As an expertly handcrafted vessel, our hand blown wine glasses are also a testament to American ingenuity and the roughly refined tastes of our people. Our glasses’ gorgeous design serves as the perfect container to get the most in taste and enjoyment out of any wine you drink. Try these glasses with your next vino and we think you’ll agree. This is one practical piece of art that will make you proud to drink your wine -- and we can certainly all toast to that! Although The Federalist wine glasses are a special collection only available through The Federalist, you can shop for a wide selection of custom, handcrafted cocktail glasses in the GlassblowerBen store.

New Orleans Custom Glassware at GlassblowerBen

If there’s anyone in New Orleans who can make you a custom handblown glass, it’s Ben Dombey. Ben started his company, GlassblowerBen, after his studies at Tulane University and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He found his lifelong calling in 2003 when glassblowing came into his life.

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As a Tulane undergraduate, Ben majored in studio art and focused his studies solely on glassblowing. Then, he moved to RIT in New York, where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2012. He’s been all around the world to pursue his passion, learning from experienced glassblowers who helped him become the artisan he is today.

About GlassblowerBen

Everyone who likes whiskey or good liquor deserves the right serving glass. The original custom whiskey glass made at GlassblowerBen is perfect for an end-of-day cocktail. GlassblowerBen makes handmade custom glasses that are perfect for casual drinkers or glass collectors. Ever since making the original glass, Ben has been creating different sized glasses for mixed drinks of all kinds. Glasses are made through lung power and are fully U.S. domestic.

Unlike glasses you can buy at your average kitchen goods store, custom glassware by GlassblowerBen is heavy and feel great to hold in your hands. Each piece of glassware has its own unique texture on the bottom that shows off the beauty of whichever beverage you sip. The best part? Each glass has its own stamp on its base. These stamps include engraves of Louisiana, fleur de lis, shamrocks, and so much more. Some glasses are even slanted for a unique mixed drink experience. All glasses are the perfect “gift for him” on any holiday or birthday.

How Ben Blows The Glasses

Lung-blown, hand-stamped, and locally-made, these glasses are made in a furnace that’s 2100 degrees. The extensive process of Ben’s glassblowing techniques begin by placing sand solution into a furnace that sits at a melting 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, steel blowpipes are preheated to begin the glasses’ shaping process. Ben then grabs an almost honey-like bulb of molten glass material out of the furnace. Before blowing the glass, it’s quickly shaped. Once the molten glass is shaped like a bulb, Ben holds the other end of the blowpipe to his mouth and takes a blow. After that, the glass construction begins, the final shaping and stamping is done, and the glass is thrown into a kiln for a day or two to cool and prevent cracks. Watch the full video of Ben making glass to understand the process from start to finish.

Shop Now

If you’re looking for the perfect bachelor party gift, great birthday gifts for men, or a special present that makes you stand out from the crowd, a glass from GlassblowerBen is right for you. Shop for your very own custom handblown glass at GlassblowerBen today!