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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.

Baccarat Vega Rhine Wine Glass, Set of 2 Baccarat Vega Rhine Wine Glass, Set of 2 Baccarat Vega Rhine Wine Glass, Set of 2
Set of 2. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France Set of 2. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France Set of 2. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France

 

Baccarat Vega Rhine Wine Glass, Set of 2 Baccarat Vega Rhine Wine Glass, Set of 2
Set of 2. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France Set of 2. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France

 

LSA Set of Two Oro Red Wine Glasses - Rust Copper LSA Two-Piece Oro Champagne Flutes - Rust Copper LSA Set of Two Oro White Wine Glasses - Rust Copper
From the Oro Collection. Elegant wine glasses in Baroque-inspired design. Set of two From the Oro Collection. Slender champagne flutes in Baroque-inspired style. Set of two From the Oro Collection. Elegant wine glasses in Baroque-inspired design. Set of two

 

Godinger Ceska Allegra Gold Red Wine Glass - Set of 4 Godinger Ceska Allegra Gold Bordeaux Glass - Set of 4 Godinger Ceska Eclipse Gold Bordeaux Glass - Set of 4
Beautifully crafted wine glass with a gold accent great for all events and occasions. This piece is a perfect and elegant addition to all decor styles. Beautifully crafted wine glass with a gold accent great for all events and occasions. This piece is a perfect and elegant addition to all decor styles. Beautifully crafted wine glass with a platinum or gold accent great for all events and occasions. This piece is a perfect and elegant addition to all decor styles.

 

Slide View: 2: Petra Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Slide View: 2: Dobra Wine Glass Slide View: 3: Lustered Highball Glasses, Set of 4
Petra Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Petra Flutes, Set of 4
Petra Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Dobra Wine Glasses Lustered Wine and Bar Glasses, Sets of 4
Delicate gold-hued detailing adds an Art Deco-inspired touch to this party-ready glassware. Crystalline Gather by Anthropologie is an exclusive curation of everyday essentials, from our table to yours. Versatile and casual, it’s a family-friendly collection suited for breakfast, dinner, and every meal in between. Here, our Lustered Glassware boasts impeccable, thoughtful design, complete with an elevating, iridescent finish.

 

Villeroy & Boch Ovid Stemware, Set of 12 Martha Stewart Collection Gold Stem White Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Martha Stewart Collection Gold Stem Red Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Classic silhouettes offer a timeless vessel no matter what the vintage in this stemware set. Enjoy serving guests your preferred vintage with this set of white wine glasses from Martha Stewart collection, each distinguished by a slender gold-tone stem for a luxe look. Gold-tone stems add a luxe look to the shapely silhouettes of these wine glasses from Martha Stewart Collection. An elegant addition to your stemware collection, the set also makes an ideal engagement or anniversary gift.

Clarity

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

Baccarat Degustation Glassware, Set of 4 Baccarat Chateau White Wine Glass, Set of 2 Baccarat Chateau Red Wine Glass, Set of 2
Bring classic style to your wine tasting or dinner with this striking set, each designed to enhance the subtle flavors and aromas of a particular drink: red wine, white wine, champagne and spirits. This revolutionary Baccarat Crystal white wine glass from the new Chateau Collection reveals the complexity, richness and subtlety of wine. This revolutionary Baccarat Crystal red wine glass from the new Château Collection reveals the complexity, richness and subtlety of wine.

 

Baccarat Massena Champagne Coupe, Set of 2 Baccarat Massena White Wine Goblet Baccarat Massena Red Wine Goblet
Lead crystal Dramatic round curves combine with a rich, beveled pattern, emphasizing the gleam of the luminous, full-lead crystal for the ultimate in refinement at the table. Dramatic round curves combine with a rich, beveled pattern, emphasizing the gleam of the luminous, full-lead crystal for the ultimate in refinement at the table.

 

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Baccarat Montaigne Optic Red Wine Glass, 11 Ounces Baccarat Eve Harcourt Red Wine Glass
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

 

NMS15_H3TTT 100 Points Universal Glass
Baccarat Box of Wine, Set of 6 Baccarat Vega Red Wine Glass Lalique100 Points Universal Glass
Set includes: Harcourt Eve AM red wine glass, Diamant AM red wine glass, Chateau Baccarat red wine glass, Massena AM water glass, Vega red wine glass, Mille Nuits Tall glass. Crystal. Hand wash. Made in France 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.

 

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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.

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.

Nambe Vie Pinot Noir Glass, Set of 2 Nambe Vie Chardonnay Glass, Set of 2 Nambe Vie Cabernet Glass, Set of 2
Bring out the strong, complex flavors of your of your favorite pinot noir. When filled, the wine dips slightly into the stem for visual effect. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany Bring out the strong, complex flavors of your of your favorite chardonnay. When filled, the wine dips slightly into the stem for visual effect. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany Bring out the strong, complex flavors of your of your favorite pinot noir. When filled, the wine dips slightly into the stem for visual effect. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany

 

Ullo Wine Purifier + 2x Angstrom Wine Glasses Ullo Carafe Set
Revolutionary wine purifier restores the natural taste of wine with Selective Sulfite Capture™ filter technology. Aerates and filters by the glass or by the bottle. Wine glasses have an ultra wide profile designed to fully expose a wine's aroma profile Combining the purifying power of selective sulfate technology and eye-catching design, this hand-blown borosilicate glass carafe set lets you enjoy your wine at its optimal aroma and flavor

 

Nambe Vie Pinot Grigio Glass, Set of 2 Riedel Set of 2 Heart to Heart Wine Glasses
Bring out the strong, complex flavors of your of your favorite pinot grigio. When filled, the wine dips slightly into the stem for visual effect. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany 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

Airplane Wine Glasses, Set of 2
La Rochere Amitie 9 oz. Wine Glasses, Set of 6 Godinger Airplane Wine Glasses, Set of 2 Villeroy & Boch Purismo Dessert Wine Glass, Set of 4
La Rochere's Amitie 9 oz wine glasses are sensual and elegant in design. The technique of mouth blown glass produces a fine graceful glass that will compliment any table setting or special occasion. The design has a stable base and is comfortable to hold. Steeped in tradition La Rochere is the oldest glass factory in France. Two-piece wine glasses set. Made of glass with nickel-plated figure plane bases. Crystal. Dishwasher safe

 

Butterfly Applique Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Slide View: 2: Webster Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Butterfly Appliqué Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Webster Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Handcrafted wine glasses with assorted butterfly appliqués. Soda glass. Set of four. Set of four. Mouth-blown glass

Stemless Wine Glasses

Amber Luster Stemless Flutes, Set of 4 Amber Luster Stemless Wine Goblets, Set of 4
Luminarc Stemless Wine 7-Pc. Glassware Set Jay Import Co Amber Luster Stemless Flutes, Set of 4 Jay Import Co Amber Luster Stemless Wine Goblets, Set of 4
Add elegance to an informal gathering or dinner party with the Luminarc 7-piece Stemless Wine Glassware Set, featuring a classic 1-litre carafe and six coordinating glasses. Glass stemless flutes. Glass stemless wine goblets.

 

Celine Gold Stemless Wine Goblets, Set of 4
Jay Import Co Celine Gold Stemless Wine Goblets, Set of 4
Glass stemless wine goblets.

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