Whether you’re hosting a party or just sitting at home with friends, wine is always a good option. However, not all wines need to be consumed from the bottle. In fact, there are many occasions when it is best to drink wine from an individual glass. You can drink our favorite reds and whites from a glass, or even use one for champagne.
A wine glass is a vessel that holds wine, either red or white. There are many types of wine glasses available, from the delicate and dainty to the strong and sturdy. Wine glasses come in different shapes, sizes, and textures. From tulip to balloon, you can find many different kinds.
Regardless of the type of wine you enjoy, these elements can make or break your experience. There are a lot of different types of glasses out there on the market today. The 10 most popular styles are described below with some helpful tips to keep in mind when choosing your glassware.
|Mikasa Cheers Stemless Wine Glass||CHECK PRICE|
|Bormioli Rocco 18oz Red Wine Glasses||CHECK PRICE|
|Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Forte Stemware Collection Burgundy/Light Red||CHECK PRICE|
|Gabriel-Glas - Set of 6 - Austrian Crystal Wine Glass||CHECK PRICE|
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|Aspen & Birch - Classic Wine Glasses Set||CHECK PRICE|
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- Mikasa Cheers Stemless Wine Glass
Bring some cheer to your next holiday party with our festive Cheers Stemless Wine Glasses. Available in sets of 2, each glass is precision etched with a different yet coordinating design so your guests can easily identify their glass. These stemless glasses are great for your favorite white wine and cocktails or use as a water or juice glass.
The Mikasa Cheers stemless wine glass set will instantly turn your table into a festive and whimsical gathering with its fun and functional design. A great choice for entertaining, the set features 2 of each design in a large capacity that is perfect for white wine and cocktails or use as a water or juice glass, with easy cleanup after the festivities have ended.
The Mikasa Cheers Stemless Wine Glass Set will make your next party the best one yet. With two of each design, your guests will be able to easily identify their glass and these glasses are perfect for white wine, cocktails, or water or juice. The set includes four glasses and each holds 17-ounces. Hand wash is recommended for this set.
The Mikasa Cheers stemless wine glass is a set of 12 glasses, each with a different yet coordinating design. Perfect for any gathering, the stemless design makes it easy to identify your drink and the large capacity is perfect for white wine, cocktails or as a water or juice glass.
This set of stemless wine glasses is the perfect way to celebrate the season with a festive gathering. The Mikasa Cheers Stemless Wine Glasses come etched with 2 of each design which makes it easy for your guests to identify their glass while sharing stories about trick-or-treating or decorating their pumpkin.
- Perfect shape.
- Large capacity.
- Easy to clean.
- Blends with any occasion.
- Bormioli Rocco 18oz Red Wine Glasses
You deserve to drink like royalty with these Italian-made, 18oz Red Wine Glasses. The wine glass’s design is based on the original Bormioli Rocco design that makes it an aesthetically pleasing cup for any occasion. It is a nice alternative to the white wine glasses and has a wide bowl which allows you to swirl your wine and maximize the flavor and aroma.
The laser cut rim is thinner than a traditional wine glass, so you can taste the full flavors without feeling like you’re drinking out of glass. Its elegant stem, sturdy base, and clear shatter-resistant material make it ideal for everyday use or as a present for loved ones.
The perfect red wine glass for enjoying every moment of wine drinking. The 18oz Bormioli Rocco Red Wine Glasses come in a set of four, are made of red wine glasses shatter resistant glass, and are dishwasher and hand-washing safe.
These 18 oz Red Wine Glasses are the perfect gift for your wine-loving friends and family. This set of four Italian red wine glasses is crafted with a wide bowl to enable easy swirling, maximizing the flavor and aroma.
The durable and functional clear glass is dishwasher safe and easy to clean by hand with soap and warm water. All in all, this product is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a bottle of wine at home.
The Bormioli Rocco 18oz Red Wine Glasses are perfect for any wine drinker. The wide bowl and thin rim enhances the taste of your wine, allowing you to enjoy every moment as it should be. With four glasses in a set, this is the perfect gift for any wine lover!
- Stemmed wine glass
- Great for drinking red wines
- Versatile and perfect for everyday use
- Hand wash
- Poor packaging.
- Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Forte Stemware Collection Burgundy/Light Red
The Schott Zwiesel Forte Stemware Collection is a stunning addition to any table. This elegant, yet affordable collection combines Tritan crystal glass with the perfect balance of titanium oxide and zirconium oxide.
This remarkable material produces a very strong, scratch-resistant product that is dishwasher safe and completely break-proof. The Forte Collection offers six stemware pieces in three lovely colors: Light Red, Light White, and Tasting Wines. The collection includes one each of the following sizes: 13.6 ounce capacity; 8-1/2 inches tall by 3.2 inches wide; 6 each
The Schott Zwiesel Forte Stemware Collection is perfect for enjoying a daily glass of wine. The bowl of the Forte Stemware Collection is ergonomically designed to focus the wine’s essence on your palate. This stemware collection is made in Germany of Tritan crystal glass and comes in a variety of colors. It is dishwasher safe, but should not be twisted while hand washing or when placed into the dishwasher.
These glasses are dishwasher safe; do not force bowl tightly over dishwasher rack prongs and do not twist stem and bowl while holding one or the other tightly. This set is made in Germany, from a family-owned company that has been making quality crystal glassware since 1872. Suggested wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris
The Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Forte Stemware Collection is composed of Tritan crystal glass, a world wide patented material. The stems are constructed with titanium oxide and zirconium oxide, making the glasses dishwasher safe and reducing the chance for breakage by up to 40%. This stemware is perfect for daily use as it can be used for light reds, light whites, and tasting wines. These stemware items are made in Germany.
- 6 each Pure collection stemware.
- Made of Tritan crystal glass
- Completely dishwasher safe.
- Highest quality.
- Gabriel-Glas – Set of 6 – Austrian Crystal Wine Glass
The Gabriel-Glas / Standard Edition / Set of 6 is a machine-made Austrian crystal wine glass in popular shape and size. The glasses are elegantly shaped, impressive with their crystal clarity, and show wines in the best possible light. At a time when restaurants are looking for durable yet elegant alternatives to traditional wine glasses, these glasses are perfect.
The Gabriel-Glas Austrian Crystal Wine Glasses are a perfect gift to either start or add to, someone’s wine glass collection. The glasses are machine-made of 100% pure crystal and come in a set of six that includes the Standard edition.
Wines enthusiasts love the glasses because they’re less bulky and elegant. Restaurants love them because one durable yet elegant glass for all wines makes life easier. Wineries love them because the dramatic shape enhances the beauty of all wines and shows them off in their best light while simultaneously taking up less space than other wine glasses.
The Gabriel-Glas is a machine-made, double-walled glass made from a special formula that has been perfected for over 30 years. It’s dishwasher safe, and so durable it won’t break during shipment, use, or cleaning.
You can also get them with different bases – stemless, 18/10 stainless steel footed base, or acrylic footed base. If you’re looking for a classic wine glass and something that will last forever, these are your best bet.
The Gabriel-Glas is a set of six machine-made, Austrian crystal wine glasses. The Standard edition is durable yet elegant and perfect for any occasion. Restaurants love the glasses because they are one glass for all wines. Wine enthusiasts love the glasses because they take up less space and show the wine in the best possible light. Wineries love them too because they enhance wine in the glass!
- Takes up less space.
- Elegant and impressive
- Perfect for restaurants.
- High quality and durable.
- Riedel Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Glasses
Whether you’re a world-class, self-proclaimed wine connoisseur or an amateur wine enthusiast, the Riedel Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Glasses are perfect for your enjoyment. The revolutionary grape varietal-specific design and delicate rim will allow you to find your favorite style of wine in one easy sip.
The perfect wine glass is hard to find. But, we’ve got good news: you don’t have to look any further than the Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Glasses. These machine-blown glasses are perfect for serving your favorite red wine at your next dinner party. The elegant shape and delicate rim make these glasses stand out from the rest.
For a dramatic wine experience, these two machine-blown fine crystal Cabernet Sauvignon wine glasses from the Heart to Heart series are just what you need. The revolutionary grape varietal-specific design and delicate rim make for a subtle yet sophisticated way to sip your favorite reds or whites. These Riedel Cabernet Sauvignon wine glasses hold up to 28 ¼ ounces of liquid and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
For those who enjoy wine as much as they love the holidays, it’s time to get cozy with Riedel. Our Heart to Heart series impresses with its revolutionary grape varietal-specific design and delicate rim which compliments every sip. Fill your new heart-to-heart wine glasses with a favorite cabernet sauvignon or give them away as a special gift this holiday season.
The perfect gift for any wine lover are these two Riedel Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Glasses. These machine-blown fine crystal glasses make an elegant statement with their revolutionary grape varietal-specific design and delicate rim. The set comes complete with a beautiful gift box, making it perfect for any occasion.
- Easy to clean.
- Big wine glasses.
- Perfect for red wines
- Great for holidays.
- Aspen & Birch – Classic Wine Glasses Set
The perfect gift for wine lovers – our elegant set of glasses is crafted from the finest quality lead-free premium crystal. Enjoy your favorite wine in style!
We love wine. We love sharing with friends and family. We also like to drink it out of a bowl shaped glass with a long stem. You could say we’re traditionalists, but not the kind that are stuck in the past. Every day is an opportunity for fun and adventure.
When it comes to wine, how you drink it is just as important as what you drink! This set includes two beautiful wine glasses handcrafted from lead-free premium crystal glass to make your wine drinking experience much more enjoyable.
Our hand blown, precision cut crystal wine glasses are the perfect gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. Choose from a variety of colors and let us beautifully package them in our protective foam and sleek gift box for an extra special presentation.
Aspen & Birch is proud to offer lead-free crystal wine glasses that are breathtakingly clear, durable, and made by traditional craftsmen. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’re guaranteed to be satisfied with these elegant wine glasses!
- Easy to clean.
- Big wine glasses.
- Perfect for red wines
- Great for holidays.
- Luxbe Stemless Wine Glasses
These Stemless Wine Glasses are hand-blown by artisans, making them a work of art. The perfect gift for any occasion, these glasses will be sure to impress everyone. They are made from lead-free crystal and are 100% hygienic. These glasses come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and price ranges.
They also come in an array of sensational colors including Cobalt Blue, Ruby Red, and Aqua Green. Pair the sensory delight of a fine wine with the exquisite art form of these breathtaking glasses by Elixir Glassware.
Elixir Glassware handcrafts the most beautiful stemless wine glasses in contemporary design. These glasses showcase sparkling, red, and white wines with a clarity that will impress even the most discerning palate.
Sophisticated, stunning, and luxurious these glasses are the perfect gift for any occasion. Lead-free crystal guarantees sparkles without the worry of toxins and at home or on the go our protective packaging is the perfect way to keep your glassware safe from breakage.
Our beautifully crafted stemless wine glasses showcase your favorite wine like never before. With contemporary and classic styles to choose from, these durable glasses are perfect for any occasion.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Lead-free crystal.
- High quality.
- Great for full-bodied red wines.
- Superlative Edge Wine Glasses
The Superlative Edge Wine Glasses set is perfect for the wine aficionado that wants to enjoy their favorite vintages in like-new conditions. The four elegant glasses are dishwasher safe and come with a lifetime warranty. The lead-free glasses are crafted from durable, lead-free glass and contain no chemicals, materials, or compounds that could be harmful to the drinker.
You deserve nothing but the best. Your wine should be no exception. Elevate your wine drinking experience with four premium glasses crafted from beautiful artisan Square designs. Each elegant piece contains a sturdy foot, elongated stem, and sharp bowl, making each an ideal choice for any wine variety.
The graceful curve of the bowl ensures that you can enjoy red, white, champagne, and rose varieties while taking in the aroma of each wine. Every piece is made from high-quality glass to ensure durability and longevity to satisfy your thirst for years to come.
Elevate your evenings with these four premium glasses crafted from beautiful artisan Square designs. Each elegant glass contains a sturdy foot, elongated stem, and sharp bowl, making them an ideal choice for any wine variety.
- Sturdy foot and elongated stem,
- Dishwasher safe.
- Highest quality.
9. Riedel Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Glasses
From the vineyard to your table, these perfect wine glasses are designed to show off the unique flavors of each varietal. The Heart to Heart series impresses with its revolutionary grape varietal-specific design and delicate rim. These machine-blown fine crystal wine glasses are both dishwashers safe and stackable for easy storage.
The Riedel Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon Glasses is the perfect addition to your wine glass collections. The set of two machine-blown crystal glasses are great for everyday use or as a stylish way to serve a Cabernet Sauvignon during a special occasion. These fine crystal glasses can also be matched with other Riedel wine glass ranges to create a stunning table setting.
Riedel Heart to Heart is a revolutionary series with a grape varietal-specific design. The delicate rim and short stem make for an elegant wine glass that can be used at any meal. It’s dishwasher safe and made of fine crystal so you can drink in style.
The Heart to Heart series impresses with its revolutionary grape varietal-specific design and delicate rim. The sweeping shape of the bowl gives wines from all over the world a chance to shine, and the dishwasher-safe design ensures that you’ll never have to worry about hand washing again. This set includes two glasses for those who don’t want to share. Two glasses are better than one!
The Riedel Heart to Heart Cabernet Sauvignon wine glasses are machine-blown and hand-cut from fine crystal. The revolutionary grape varietal-specific design is sure to impress, while the delicate rim leaves a lasting impression. These fine wine glasses hold 28 ¼ ounces and are 9 ¾ inches tall. Dishwasher safe.
- Elegant look.
- East to clean and dishwasher safe.
- Great quality and durable.
- Stackable for storage.
Things You Should Consider
Wine glasses are meant to enhance your drinking experience. But, not all wine glasses are created equally. Choosing the right type of glass is important for maximizing the flavors of your wine. A good wine glass will capture and amplify certain flavors while minimizing others.
Different glasses have different shapes that influence which flavors you taste when you drink. Here, are some things to keep in mind before choosing a wine glass.
Shape and size of the glass
The shape of a wine glass influences how you take a sip. A narrow cup with a bulbous bottom type of glass will fill your mouth with sugary flavor and let more wine in than a narrow glass with a pointy bottom.
A smaller wine glass will pour more wine, but it will allow you to get closer to the liquid, allowing you to concentrate on the taste. A larger wine glass will make you feel as if you’re drinking more wine, but it will let less wine into your mouth, causing you to be more aware of the alcohol content in your liquid.
The “glass of wine” A classic: It’s a big glass, with a wide neck and a bulging circumference, like an oversized margarita glass. This type of glass holds more liquid and concentrates its flavor. The “glass of wine” is not the best glass to have with food.
Mouth-feel and texture of the glass
Most wine glasses are extremely delicate and soft. You should try to use a wine glass that feels a little stiff when held up to your lips. It might feel like your drinking the wine right from the bottle. In terms of texture, there are two broad categories.
For red wines, you should opt for more rounded glassware that cradles the grapefruit-like tannins, giving it a slight bite. For white wines, which are very dry, you can opt for a glass that’s long and narrow with minimal lips to capture the fruity and lemony aromas.
Materials used in the glass
Glassware is commonly made of several materials that vary in consistency and look. However, most are made from glass and glass-like material. There are five main types of glass: Borosilicate glass – Borosilicate glass is best for glasses that hold a large volume of liquid, such as champagne and wines that tend to be drier.
Because of the high amounts of chemical impurities, the glass is also a bit brittle.
Ceramic – This type of glass looks similar to ceramic dinner plates and is made from glazed ceramic. Ceramic has very high thermal shock resistance and is suitable for storing and serving hot liquids.
Natural stone – Stone is a natural material and is similar to granite in its properties. Natural stones such as china are meant to be polished so that they are smooth and not sharp.
Durability and maintenance
You should choose wine glasses that are durable, easy to clean and stay relatively clean. Glass shape A round glass will give you the most flavor in a wine glass and minimize its surface area. The glass will also increase your chances of getting a slight buzz as you drink.
Side, stem and base Glass colors and shapes can also determine how the glass will impact the flavor you taste. You’ll taste more fruity flavors with a sharp side and rounded base. A round base allows for longer headspace while retaining your overall balance.
In addition, the stem adds stability and keeps the glass sturdy. Side stems help your wine glass stay upright, while stemless glasses allow you to enjoy your beverage more easily.
Do you know your red wine glasses from your white wine glasses? Do you know the difference between a tumbler and a goblet? If not, it’s time to find out! You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know these basics about wine glassware. If you feel confident in your knowledge of wine glasses, great! But for those who want to learn more, here are some detailed FAQs about various types of wine glasses.
How many wine glasses are there?
The average person needs only two to three wine glasses at any given time. But if you want to know the actual maximum number of wine glasses that you need, the answer is seven (three red wine glasses, three white wine glasses and two sparkling wine glasses, plus a little extra for garnish).
What is wine glassware made of?
Both red and white wine glasses are made from glass, and both have a similar appearance in that most have a short stem (of approximately 1/2 inch or 25 mm) and a rounded body (approximately 3 to 3 1/4 inches or 75 to 90 mm). However, there are also a variety of distinctive differences between them.
White wine glasses are produced in many styles, including Tumbler, Dish, Russel, and Smith & Hawken. Red wine glasses are mostly made from Wedgwood, Monmouth Ware, and Josper glasses. Dish and vintage wine glasses are made from Grillo glass, Mooreport, Crepe, Meerschaum, Cork, and Wickware.
Why do some people use ice in their red wine glasses?
Alcohol has a drying effect on your mouth and your body, and red wine does this most significantly. Ice, with its refreshing coolness, can add extra humidity to your body, making you more comfortable while you sip on red wine.
Is it OK to put red wine in a goblet, even a small one?
It depends! The drinking glass is the correct size for red wine. A goblet does not fit the bill because it’s designed to hold wine for consumption, not to keep at room temperature. As long as you keep red wine at a temperature of 55 degrees or higher, you can keep it in a goblet for safe consumption.
If you keep your red wine consumption. What should I do with a white wine glass? If you plan on drinking a white wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) while outside, a clear glass is the best choice.
What is the difference between a tumbler and a goblet?
A tumbler is a glass that comes with a measuring spoon. They come in many sizes, but most commonly are anywhere from 10 oz to 1.75 oz. A goblet is a glass that comes with a more formal measuring spoon. They come in most sizes, but are most commonly 10 oz or larger.
A goblet has a longer stem and a rounded bowl shape. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the stemmed wine glasses. They are a good width and length, but have a flat lip around the mouth. This way, the wine doesn’t end up leaking into the interior of the glass and makes the shape less susceptible to damage.
How many ounces are in a typical wine glass?
There are 2 major categories of wine glasses: standard and cut glass. Standard wine glasses have a precise, rounded rim and a tall, narrow base that range in height from 4 to 5 inches. Carafes, goblets, coupe and other lightweight wines glasses have a much more rounded rim and usually a much shorter, narrower base.
Wine glasses made from highly polished glass are the best choice if you want to really show off your wine. However, these types of wine glasses can also break easily if not properly cared for. Because they are so fragile, they should only be used at restaurants and in front of other people. Cut glass wine glasses are typically used to store wine for immediate consumption, and they have a much flatter, angular, much shorter base.
Is it true that you shouldn’t drink red wine out of white wine glasses?
Absolutely not. Most white wine glasses are made out of plastic, and they are not as thick as a wine glass. The stainless steel option is just fine, though. Even red wine, though, is more tannic than white wine, so you should still avoid white wine glasses. That’s why a white wine glass might be a good idea if you’re getting into red wine, to cut back on bitterness.
Can I use a wine glass for an aperitif?
It depends on the brand, though it’s always smart to sip on water if you’re starting off drinking at night. That way you don’t “dose” on the first glass. Is it true that you shouldn’t drink anything alcoholic in an overly thin wine glass? Definitely not. Just because the glass might not hold much, doesn’t mean you should skip the wine altogether.
So there you have it! That’s just a handful of the best wine glasses out there. So if you’ve got any tips you think would be helpful for others, then feel free to share them in the comments.