I prefer to have a variety of different wine glasses - buying by the stem. That eliminates the "is this my glass or yours?" confusion. And while wine glass charms are adorable, they are an extra thing to keep track of during times between gatherings. Below are four wonderful wine glass choices I have found.
New Year's Wine Glasses
I am seriously leaning toward a wine glass that is decorated with a New Year's motif in order to commemorate the New Year. This past year has been a year that has felt productive. I am continuing to more toward some of my life goals. While I likely will not be at any public celebration to ring in the new year, I am feeling excited about welcoming a new year and continuing my journey.
Last year, I rang in the New Year at The Shack (my little off-grid cabin on a mountain ridge). I drank wine from a plastic cup because I had forgotten to bring a glass. But this year, whether I end up at The Shack or stay at my apartment, a New Year's Eve glass may be the perfect thing.
However, wherever, and for whatever personal reasons you are feeling celebratory this year, a glass for 2017 might be the thing for you.
|Lolita hand painted and jeweled wine glass for New Year's Eve|
pros: beautiful, unique, welcomes the new year in with BLING
cons: hand wash only
Mouth blown Wine Glasses
I love mouth blown wine glasses. I think they are beautiful and they often come in gorgeous colors. Since they are hand-crafted, no two are exactly alike. I love watching the artists who make mouth blown items. It is magical to see the red-hot soft glass form into a functional item
This mouth blown and hand painted LARGE wine glass is gorgeous and is a best seller on Amazon. At the time of this writing, over 1,300 reviews indicate this glass is the one to buy.
|Antoni Barcelona large hand painted wine glass|
pros: beautiful colors, unique, delicate
cons: I break them more easily
Leaded Crystal Wine Glass
I lean toward cut crystal wine glasses. They are usually heavier than the mouth blown glass and can withstand my clumsiness a bit more. But what attracts me most about crystal wine glasses are the cuts. I love how the cut designs sparkle.
Crystal wine glasses come in a large variety of designs and sizes. From a few cuts to an intricate pattern and from a small, modest size of just a few sips to a bowl large enough to house a happy goldfish, you are likely to find what you want with crystal wine glasses.
|Waterford Lismore Hock, 6 oz|
pros: heavier, tend to be more durable, and it is fun to make that ringing sound by running your finger around the top of the glass
cons: good crystal tends to be more expensive
We have a Winner - The Luigi Bormioli Romantica Wine Glass
I believe I have chosen my next wine glass set. This is out of my ordinary, as I often purchase by the stem, and a mixed set. But this set of 4 eye-catching glasses are a perfect bowl size for me (13 oz), are priced within my budget, and have received good reviews.
|Luigi Bormioli all purpose wine glasses, set of 4|
pros: beautiful, reasonably priced, and can buy water glasses, champagne glasses, and double old fashioned glasses to match
cons: the tall (9") stems are too tall for some cabinets and dishwashers
One final thing, are you aware that in many states wine can be purchased from Amazon? I was aware of this a few years ago but had not looked at the selection again until recently. While my favorite wine is not available through the Amazon Wine & Champagne Shop, I see several other wines that I enjoy listed there.
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