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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.

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Lustered Wine Glass
Lustered Flute
Wine Goblets, Set of 4 Gardenshire  Wine Glasses
Glass Handcrafted, hand-painted four-piece glassware set. Golden accents. Demure, handpainted florals elevate this classic collection that's worthy of contemporary and traditional kitchens alike. Pantograph etched crystalline. Dishwasher safe

 

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Sanchia Wine Glass Lucca Wine Glasses
Soda glass Etched crystalline glass. Hand wash. Czech Republic

 

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Pipiry Wine Glass Set Palmetto Wine Glass Webster Wine Glass
With a wink to the cabana-striped shores of South Beach, our Pipiry Glassware features a handcrafted, wrapped detail. Glass Glass

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
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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Baccarat "Vega" Stemware icon Lenox Stemware, Tuscany Classics Wine Glasses 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 Classically shaped stemware never goes out of style. The Tuscany Classics collection gives any formal table setting a timeless look. From chardonnay glasses to innovative barware, each piece is designed to accentuate the rich color and sweet aroma of your favorite wines. Whether given as a gift or purchased for the home, the collection offers an array of stunning — and stunningly affordable — options for fine dining 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.

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.

 

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

 

Riedel Set of 2 Heart to Heart Wine Glasses Ullo Wine Purifier + 2x Angstrom Wine Glasses Nambe Vie Pinot Grigio Glass, Set of 2
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 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 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

Casual and Carefree Catering Wine Glasses

Villeroy & Boch Purismo White Wine Fresh & Light Glass, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Purismo Red Wine Intricate & Delicate Glass, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Purismo Dessert Wine Glass, Set of 4
Crystal. Dishwasher safe Crystal. Dishwasher safe Crystal. Dishwasher safe

 

Villeroy & Boch Purismo Champagne Flute, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Purismo Red Wine Full Bodied Glass, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Purismo White Wine Soft & Round Glass, Set of 4
Crystal. Dishwasher safe Crystal. Dishwasher safe Crystal. Dishwasher safe

 

Deco Assorted Wine Goblets, Set of 8 Airplane Wine Glasses, Set of 2 Schott Zwiesel Taste Stemware, Set of 6
LSA Deco Assorted Wine Goblets, Set of 8 Godinger Airplane Wine Glasses, Set of 2 SCHOTT ZWIESEL TASTE STEMWARE, SET OF 6
Assorted sets embellished with an eclectic mix of decors, a modern twist on the linear motifs and glamorous metallic finishes of Art Deco. Complex traditional techniques transform high quality raw materials into distinctive products for entertaining, dining and decorating. Two-piece wine glasses set. Made of glass with nickel-plated figure plane bases. 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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Villeroy & Boch Maxima Wine Glass, Set of 24 Villeroy & Boch Ovid Stemware, Set of 12 La Rochère Glassware, Fleur De Lys Collection icon
Includes 6 of each: 5 oz. champagne glass, 22 oz. Bordeaux glass, 26.75 oz. burgundy glass, 12.5 oz. white wine glass. Lead free crystal. Dishwasher safe Classic silhouettes offer a timeless vessel no matter what the vintage in this stemware set. Set incudes four of each: 20 oz. red wine glass; 12.75 oz. white wine glass; 8.5 oz. champagne flute. Lead free crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in Germany 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.

Stemless Wine Glasses

Artglass Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4 NMS16_H89G7
Luminarc Stemless Wine 7-Pc. Glassware Set Artglass Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Dot Stemless Wine Glasses, 4-Piece Set
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. Four-piece stemless wine glass set. Each holds 15 ounces. Glasses with hand-painted and decal decoration. Hand wash. Set includes one of each design shown.

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