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Vitro Architectural Glass hosts “Vino with Vitro” wine education series

PITTSBURGH, March 23, 2021 – Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has introduced its “Vino with Vitro” wine education series, a bimonthly virtual drink-and-learn event that pairs an expert-guided wine tasting class with key themes related to specifying glass products.

The “Vino with Vitro” event series was developed for design professionals as a free opportunity to learn about foundational wine tasting concepts used by experts in the field.

“Vino with Vitro” events are hosted by Chris Fronsoe, national architectural manager, Vitro Architectural Glass, and a certified wine educator and sommelier. For each event, Fronsoe selects two to three wines that attendees can readily purchase online or from wine suppliers nationwide and guides them through an interactive tasting session.

“Wine and glass are the perfect pairing,” said Fronsoe. “There are many parallels between evaluating wines and understanding architectural glass products, which all have their unique chemistries, nuances and stories that offer different benefits to different types of projects.”

Each month, “Vino with Vitro” features a unique theme for its bimonthly sessions. In March, attendees will take a virtual journey through Italy, exploring three well-known regional varieties of Italian wine and learning about their compositions, origins, aromas and beyond. April attendees will take an in-depth look at pinot noirs, and in May, Fronsoe will feature three popular varieties of white wines.

The next “Vino with Vitro” event will take place on Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. (EST). Participants who register online will receive a list of recommended wines to purchase along with a downloadable placemat that guides their tasting experience.

“Over the past year, we all have learned the importance of staying connected, both professionally and personally,” added Fronsoe. “We hope ‘Vino with Vitro’ is a nice change of pace for the architectural community in how they interact with manufacturers.”

To learn more about products from Vitro Glass or to register for an upcoming “Vino with Vitro” event, visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, high-performance products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to continually raising the industry standard for sustainability, Vitro was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products earn Cradle to Cradle Certified® status and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and processed glass products. Additionally, as of April 2024, all Vitro architectural glass products meet the Top 20% Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) material Global Warming Potential (GWP) threshold the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) established pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and related guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vitro operates seven glass production facilities across North America, four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada and one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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