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Selecting the Perfect Wine Glasses

Sparkling full lead crystal wine glasses from France. Fine crystal defines good taste and makes wine taste better. The first wine glass, according to myth, was made by Aphrodite cutting a bubble of sea foam in half as she was emerging from the sea. The art of French glassblowing nearly replicates that clarity and delicacy. Who should know better crystal for serving wine than the French? Go to: Color, Clarity, Feel, Size and Shape, Carefree Catering Wine Glasses, Care, Stemless Wine Glasses

Selecting Wine Glasses, stemware and barware

Color

Historically, colored wine glasses hid cloudy, dull wines which contained sediment, so by tradition, the hock glass is often a jewel tone. Vintners have learned to "fine" their wines. The sight of a deep ruby Pinot Noir, a golden Chardonnay or bubbles rising in Champagne, can make this an important part of the experience. Held in the light, there should be no blue or yellow tinge to clear crystal.

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French Wine Glasses Arthur Court Designs Grape Wine Glasses, Set of 2 PB PREMIER STEMWARE, SET OF 4
A vintage look that feels modern again. Perfectly weighted, sturdy and charmingly adorned with a turned stem, the classic French wine glass has been around for decades. Our updated version features a streamlined yet still curvy stem and a more generous bowl for serving wine as well as water, soda or cocktails. Handcrafted wine glasses. Glass bowls atop aluminum bases. Set of 2; each, 3"Dia. x 8.25"T. Dishwasher safe. Whether you are building a new collection or adding to an existing one, our exclusive PB Premier collection has the glassware you need. Each piece is designed with every detail in mind, from the dramatic height of the tapered stems to the wide hand-blown bowls which bring out the flavor of each varietal.

 

Camille Wine Glasses Elin Wine Glasses
Camille Wine Glasses MONTERO WINE GLASSES, SETS OF 4 Elin Wine Glasses
The Camille glasses rise to the occasion on elongated slender stems with bubble bowls that are perfect for cradling in hand to allow wines to open up and breathe Crafted of thick, hand-blown glass, this classic collection is one you can pull out for special occasions, year after year. The sleek silhouette of the White Wine Glass brings a refreshing look to the dining table. Designed by Anna Lisa Sigmarsdottir, the Elin glass embodies the true art of glassmaking. A team of skilled artisans blow molten glass into a mold to create the perfectly shaped bowl for fine wines. The stem is molded separately and beautifully detailed with a stacked bead motif before it's attached to the bowl and outfitted with a foot. The rim is then cut, ground and fire-polished for extra smoothness

 

Viv Wine Glasses Silhouette Wine Glasses
Viv Wine Glasses ARGUELLO WINE GLASSES, SETS OF 4 Silhouette Wine Glasses
Everyday stemware, beautifully crafted from top to bottom. Generous bowls are finished with smooth fire-polished rims and pulled stems. Exquisite clarity at an exceptional price. Whether you’re sipping, shaking or stirring, this hand-blown collection’s dramatic molded details will bring vintage style to your home bar. The Wine Glass’s generous bowl suits your favorite varietals, red or white. Generously sized glasses swell subtle tulip silhouettes on slender pulled stems in our elegant yet affordable collection. Created for us by Rona, the oldest existing Slovakian glass factory, founded in 1892.

 

Slide View: 2: Mirlet Red Wine Glass Slide View: 2: Pippa Wine Glass Slide View: 3: Gilded Rim Coupe
Mirlet Wine Glasses and Carafe Collection Pippa Wine Glasses Gilded Rim Wine Glasses
A toast worthy glassware collection made from the highest quality materials is a successful dinner party staple and a hostess'??s best-kept secret. Glass. Hand wash. Czech Republic 24k gold, glass. Hand wash. Handmade in Czech Republic

Clarity

Fine crystal should be absolutely clear, no bubbles. French brilliantly clear crystal wine glasses

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Baccarat Grand Bordeaux Glasses, Set of 2 Baccarat Montaigne Optic Red Wine Glass, 11 Ounces Baccarat Eve Harcourt Red Wine Glass
Wine glasses made of lead crystal. France Elegantly simple red wine glass has an "optic" effect created by fluting on the interior of an outwardly smooth bowl. It casts intriguing shadows on a table or tablecloth. Made of full-lead crystal. France Wine glass designed by Thomas Bastide. France

 

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Baccarat Vega Red Wine Glass Lalique100 Points Universal Glass Baccarat Vega White Wine Glass
Sleek and modern, this red wine glass is characterized by a very structured stem calling to mind a Brancusi totem. Horizontal cuts in the shape of oversized bevels form the chunky stem and exude chic luxury. Made of full-lead crystal. France Handcrafted glass. Approximately 3.25"Dia. x 8.75"T; holds 12.85 ounces. A collaboration between Lalique and James Suckling. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France. Sleek and modern, this wine glass is characterized by a very structured stem calling to mind a Brancusi totem. Horizontal cuts in the shape of oversized bevels form the chunky stem and exude chic luxury. Made of full-lead crystal. France

 

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Baccarat "Vega" Stemware icon Baccarat "Mille Nuits" Stemware icon
Designed for todays contemporary lifestyle and expression of personal entertaining styles. Simple, easy to integrate and multi-functional, each piece is an exemplary marriage of beauty and practicality that is sure to delight with each use Full-leaded crystal, hand crafted tall wine glass

Feel

Stemware should feel balanced in your hand (not top heavy) and stand evenly. The rim should be thin, even and smooth to the touch. A gentle tap produces a bell tone indicating surface strength.

Chateau Baccarat XL Glass, Set of 2
Chateau Baccarat Drinkware icon Baccarat Chateau Baccarat XL Glass, Set of 2
This revolutionary Baccarat Crystal tumbler from the new Château Collection reveals the complexity, richness and subtlety of cocktails and wine Handcrafted glasses. Lead crystal detailed with goldtone and red foot seal. Set of 2; each, 9.75"T; holds 26.5 ounces. Hand wash. Made in France.

 

Vineyard Red Wine Glasses Vineyard White Wine Glasses
Vineyard Red Wine Glasses Vineyard White Wine Glasses
Great wines deserve the right glass to bring out their distinct aromas and tastes. Our Vineyard red wine glasses offer a suite of glasses, each crafted with specially shaped bowls to enhance the enjoyment of red wines. Each elegantly shaped glass is handcrafted by highly skilled European glassmakers. Great wines deserve the right glass to bring out their distinct aromas and tastes. Our Vineyard wine white wine glasses offer a suite of stems, each crafted with specially shaped bowls to enhance the enjoyment of white wines such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot grigio, sparkling Champagne and others. Each elegantly shaped glass is handcrafted by highly skilled European glassmakers.

Care

In a dishwasher, be sure you know the type of detergent and temperature recommended. If washing by hand, gently dip the glass into warm, soapy water bowl down. Dry carefully. Heat expands and makes them more fragile. Store upright. With care, they will last for generations.

Size and Shape

Standard setting includes goblets, 6 ounce white/rosé wines, 8 ounce red wines and champagne flutes, although you will serve only 2-3 oz. of white or 3-5 oz. of red per glass. A taller bowl allows you to enjoy the layers of aroma as the wine evaporates, straighter sides for whites, balloon shape for reds. The mouth should be slightly narrower to gather aroma, but not touch the nose when drinking. Modern table patterns often simplify to the basic shapes shown.

Twist 1586 Mature Wine Glass Twist 1586 Young Wine Glass Twist 1586 Champagne Glass
Saint Louis Crystal Twist 1586 Mature Wine Glass Saint Louis Crystal Twist 1586 Young Wine Glass Saint Louis Crystal Twist 1586 Champagne Glass
Handcrafted wine glass. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Approximately 3.5"Dia. x 8.875"T; holds 13.2 ounces. Handcrafted wine glass. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Approximately 4"Dia. x 9"T; holds 19.3 ounces. Made in France. Handcrafted champagne glass. Lead crystal. Approximately 3.25"Dia. x 9.375"T; holds 11.5 ounces. Made in France.

 

Riedel Set of 2 Heart to Heart Wine Glasses
Crafted with the Riedel touch, these Riesling glasses are perfectly shaped to give your wine a larger surface area, enhancing its scent and taste even as you enjoy each sip. With sleek tapered stems in machine blown Bavarian glass, they add a classic touch to any table setting

Casual and Carefree Catering Wine Glasses

Enoteca Wine Glasses Set of 12 Eddy 11 oz. Everyday  Stacking Glasses Vino Wine Glasses
Enoteca Wine Glasses Set of 12 Eddy 11 oz. Everyday Stacking Vino Wine Glasses
The ideal glass for wine enthusiasts and novices alike. This beautifully crafted, crystal-clear glass is handmade of break-, chip- and scratch-resistant Tritan ®. Low-profile wine glasses stack neatly for bar, buffet or storage; clean up in the dishwasher. Made for casual entertaining and everyday use, this crystal-clear glass is made of break-, chip- and scratch-resistant Tritan ® glass. Classic shapes are perfect for all kinds of wine.

 

Set of 8 Boxed 12 oz. Wine Glasses Set of 8 Viv White Wine Glasses Set of 8 Viv Red Wine Glasses
Set of 8 Boxed 12 oz. Wine Glasses Set of 8 Viv White Wine Glasses Set of 8 Viv Red Wine Glasses
It's never too soon to stock up on the dinner and cocktail party basics you'll use throughout the year for planned and impromptu entertaining. A great gift for first homes. Illustrated box is convenient for storage Everyday stemware, beautifully crafted from top to bottom. Generous bowls are finished with smooth fire-polished rims and pulled stems. Exquisite clarity at an exceptional price. Everyday stemware, beautifully crafted from top to bottom. Generous bowls are finished with smooth fire-polished rims and pulled stems. Exquisite clarity at an exceptional price

 

Set of 8 Viv Big Red Wine Glasses Set of 8 Nattie White Wine Glasses Set of 8 Nattie Red Wine Glasses
Set of 8 Viv Big Red Wine Glasses Set of 8 Nattie White Wine Glasses Set of 8 Nattie Red Wine Glasses
Everyday stemware, beautifully crafted from top to bottom. Generous bowls are finished with smooth fire-polished rims and pulled stems. Exquisite clarity at an exceptional price. Nattie's tulip-shaped bowls square up just a bit to put a modern angle on classic glassware. Machine-made to look handcrafted, these glasses are a great value and available in a range of shapes to bring out the best of red, whites and sparkling wines. Nattie's tulip-shaped bowls square up just a bit to put a modern angle on classic glassware. Machine-made to look handcrafted, these glasses are a great value and available in a range of shapes to bring out the best of red, whites and sparkling wines.

 

Tour Wine Glasses Schott Zwiesel Taste Stemware, Set of 6
Tour Wine Glasses SCHOTT ZWIESEL TASTE STEMWARE, SET OF 6
A new angle in stemware from Schott Zwiesel creates an edgy silhouette with exquisite brilliance and clarity. Made of break-, chip- and scratch-resistant Tritan glass, each wine glass exhibits the same exquisite brilliance and clarity as hand-blown crystal. Enjoy wine tasting at home with this exclusive collection of stemware made by Schott Zwiesel specially for Pottery Barn. Each glass has been sized and shaped for optimal aeration so you’re able to experience the nuances in every sip.

 

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La Rochère Glassware, Dragonfly Sets of 6 Collection icon La Rochère Glassware, Fleur De Lys Collection icon
Refresh and renew. La Rochere's Dragonfly collection keeps spring in the air with a symbol of the season. Molded and pressed using traditional French technique, each glass boasts exceptional clarity, durability and a seam typical of old-world glassware An ode to France, the Fleur de Lys collection bears the country's most enduring symbol. Exceptionally clear and heavy glasses are produced in turn-of-the-century molds with traditional seams by Europe's oldest glass factory, la Rochere.

 

Set of 8 Boxed 8 oz. Champagne Flutes Set of 8 Nattie Champagne Glasses
Set of 8 Boxed 8 oz. Champagne Flutes Set of 8 Viv Champagne Glasses Set of 8 Nattie Champagne Glasses
It's never too soon to stock up on the dinner and cocktail party basics you'll use throughout the year for planned and impromptu entertaining. A great gift for first homes. Illustrated box is convenient for storage Everyday stemware, beautifully crafted from top to bottom. The traditional flute bowl is finished with a smooth fire-polished rim and pulled stem. Exquisite clarity at an exceptional price. Nattie's tulip-shaped bowls square up just a bit to put a modern angle on classic glassware. Machine-made to look handcrafted, these glasses are a great value and available in a range of shapes to bring out the best of red, whites and sparkling wines.

Stemless Wine Glasses

Set of 12 Stemless White Wine Glasses NMS16_H89G7 Set of 12 Stemless Red Wine Glasses
Set of 12 Stemless White Wine Glasses Dot Stemless Wine Glasses, 4-Piece Set Set of 12 Stemless Red Wine Glasses
Stemless glasses provide the perfect handhold to look, swirl, smell and taste fine wine of all kinds. The perfect glass for parties and wine tastings, its versatile shape just begs for more uses. Fill with rocks for highballs and mixed drinks or showcase cold soups, appetizers and desserts. Also makes a great tealight holder or impromptu vase Glasses with hand-painted and decal decoration. Hand wash. Set includes one of each design shown. Stemless glasses provide the perfect handhold to look, swirl, smell and taste fine wine of all kinds. The perfect glass for parties and wine tastings, its versatile shape just begs for more uses. Fill with rocks for highballs and mixed drinks or showcase cold soups, appetizers and desserts. Also makes a great tealight holder or impromptu vase

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