Connoisseur’s crystal

After what seems like two decades of standing like a deer in Austrian crystal headlights, Waterford Crystal has finally woken up to the fact that heavy, over-patterned lead crystal glasses are dead in the water as far as wine consumers and restaurate

11th February, 2006

After what seems like two decades of standing like a deer in Austrian crystal headlights, Waterford Crystal has finally woken up to the fact that heavy, over-patterned lead crystal glasses are dead in the water as far as wine consumers and restaurateurs are concerned.

Waterford is at last embracing the lean wine glass world and is striving to return to the dominance it once enjoyed.

The business began in 1783, but collapsed in debt 80...

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