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Top Of The Best Sherry Glasses Reviewed In 2018Last Updated December 1, 2018
№1 – Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Masterpiece 2-1/4-Ounce Liqueur, Set of 4
№2 – Argon Tableware Sherry / Liqueur Glasses – 80ml (2.8oz) – Gift Box Of 6
№3 – SET of 6 Russian CUT Crystal Shot/sherry Glasses on a Long Stem 65ml/2oz Hand Made
An inexpensive stemless option
Made from non-leaded crystal, these thin, lightweight stemless wine glasses are a great option for casual wine drinking. (set of eight)
For casual drinking, we recommend the Ravenscroft Crystal Stemless Wine Glasses, which were thinner and lighter than most of the glasses we tested in this category. Though they’re stemless, these glasses retain the elegance of traditional stemware because they are made from non-leaded crystal, have relatively thin lips, and are light weight. Our experts recommend these glasses when enjoying inexpensive but refreshing wines.
How we picked
We turned to our experts to find out which features they look for in the ideal wine glass, including the type and quality of glass, size and shape of the bowl, thinness of the glass and rim, stem length, size of the base, overall balance, weight, and aesthetics.
The Libbey glass has a classic look that makes it appropriate for daily use, or for more formal occasions such as dinners and cocktail parties.
The Libbey glasses are versatile enough for casual use, or for more formal dinner gatherings with friends and family.
Though it’s made from soda-lime glass, the Libbey seems to sparkle more under the light compared with most of the other all-purpose glasses we tested.
Since it’s so durable, the Libbey is the ideal glass for company, especially when hosting rowdy guests.
Our experts found the Libbey glass to be well-balanced, with a nice size base and an appropriately shaped bowl.
We think the Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate All-Purpose Wine Glass is ideal for casual drinking and entertaining. Photo: Michael Hession
Flaws but not dealbreakers
While the height of the stem on the Libbey glass is long enough to be held comfortably without touching the bowl, it’s not quite as thin or elegant as more expensive glasses like the Riedel Vinum Zinfandel/Riesling Grand Cru or the Zalto Denk’Art Universal wine glasses. It also weighs the most out of all of our picks, at around 5.ounces, though our testers said they didn’t find it distracting. The stem has a slight bulge where it meets the bowl of the glass, but again, our testers didn’t
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Standard wine glasses work well for most varietals, but some wines require the use of unusually-shaped, varietal-specific glasses to bring out certain flavors and aromatics. Photo Credit: Wikimedia CC user Patrick Kennedy
A classic wine joke goes, “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full, there is clearly room for more wine.” That may technically be true, but most wine experts would be horrified if you filled your glass to the brim with wine. Most wine glasses are specifically designed for swirling, which engages the flavors and scents of the wine; when your glass is too full, the experience is ruined. The wine glass you pick has a greater impact on a wine tasting than you might imagine. When wine collectors get wrapped up in the thrill of the bottle hunt, it’s easy to forget the tools needed to enjoy the wine when it arrives.
Wine glasses are a commonly overlooked part of wine collecting, and one that is shrouded in myth and falsehoods. Nearly every collector you meet will have a different opinion on what makes a good wine glass, but many experts agree on a few sets of standards.
Riedel Vinum Single Malt Glasses
I was given a set of Riedel Vinum Single Malt Whisky Glasses by my wife for a previous Christmas and I’m a big fan of the glasses. Riedel makes a whole line of glassware and their hallmark, at least in my mind, is that the glass is often high quality and remarkably thin.
From a design perspective, it opens up at the lip rather than closes in. Whereas the Glencairn almost focuses the aroma on your nose, this one doesn’t. The idea behind opening it up like this is so that the spirit “opens up” as it hits your tongue and lips. As a frequent user of the glass, I don’t know that much happens different if it “opens up” for the few millimeters before it gets to me!
What I do like about the glass is that it’s thin, so I don’t feel like I’m carry a bulky glass, and the opening is better suited for my nose. I don’t feel like I’m inhaling everything and so I don’t get an overwhelming nose, which I would get if I was too enthusiastic in sniffing a scotch in a Glencairn.
As was the case with the Glencairn, it’s best to avoid putting ice in this as it’s a more delicate glass and there isn’t really much room. On the downside, it’s more expensive than any other option here.
The NEAT Whiskey Glass
This is a relatively new entrant into the world of whiskey glasses. NEAT stands for Naturally Engineered Aroma Technology, which is hokey and terrible sounding, but by the shape of the glass you can already see that it looks the part.
Old Fashioned Tumblers
An Old Fashioned Tumbler is what most people think of when you talk about a tumbler (or lowball tumbler, as opposed to highball glass). It’s designed for mixed drinks, like the Old Fashioned after which it was named, and for enjoying whisky on the rocks. (Incidentally, an Old Fashioned is a lump of sugar, two dashes of bitters, ice, a lemon-peel, and a jigger of whiskey)
I don’t often enjoy my scotch on the rocks but if I did, I’d go with a tumbler. It’s the only glass where ice “feels” right and there isn’t much of a design here to accentuate any particular aspect of the scotch. I don’t think you lose anything from drinking scotch neat from a tumbler, the other designs just accentuate something that’s already there that you are getting anyway.
Buy Ravenscroft Crystal 10-1/2-Ounce Classic Double Old-Fashioned Glass, Set of (pictured)
The Glencairn, the Riedel, the Copita and the Tumbler are the classics when you think about whisky glassware. There are, however, a million other types of glassware and any one that holds a spirit you could sip near (brandy, bourbon, tequila, etc.) will have properties that make it suitable for drinking scotch.
There are also fun rocking glasses, like these Normann Copenhagen Liqueur Glasses. Rocking (or swirling) glasses can be fun but they always make me nervous, so my case just has the classics.
Susquehanna Glass Brandy Snifter Glasses, 12-Ounce, Set of (pictured)
The History of Murano Glass in Venice
Murano is a suburb of Venice dating back to the middle ages. The glass making industry attracted the finest glass craftsmen from the East – of particular note were the Syrian craftsmen.
The Murano story begins in 129when the glass making industry was moved from Venice to Murano for safety reasons – basically the kilns kept starting fires in Venice. Venice in that period was built of wood and fire was not exactly welcome.
Murano then developed into a rich village where many of the Venetian aristocrats build magnificent palaces.
True glass from Murano is made exclusively from silica extracted from the
Cogòli del Tesìn basin. It is world renowned as the purest and most crystal clear glass to be found anywhere on earth. Exquisitely made murrine are one of the most beautiful examples of the art of the Murano
Murrine are still made by hand, in the same way they were made in centuries past. The shear quality and work involved justifies completely
Tommasi has been making glass for generations. Quality is superb and prices reasonable (as Murano prices go). The factory is right in the heart of the Murano district. Contact details are:
Address: Tommasi & Figli, Murano – Museo, Rivalonga Conterie – 3014Venice Italy
Glass Murano will bring the best Venetian artisans to your home. They deliver worldwide and the quality of the glass is superb. Their site is a bit difficult to navigate but my advice is to persist as their products are invariably
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Someone Else’s Grandmother
A Round of Shots “All of these were purchased from the stand run by Recycling Retro at the Montsweag Flea Market between Bath and Wiscasset, Maine. They also have a constantly changing inventory of vintage pyrex dishes and other items. These shot glasses are not the most useful glasses, but they make a nice display piece.”—Brent W.
Italian Coppa “Here is a glass that’s not very common, top Italian design, heavy conic stem and large coppa. I use it for margaritas, stingers, and sidecasr. It’s like a sculpture.”—Nicola A.
Iridescent Coupes “Attached is a photo of my favorite vintage coupe glasses, the ones that make me swoon every time I use them. I’m so pleased to have a chance to show them off. I purchased them about a year ago on Etsy. They came as a set with six coupes and five matching footed dessert glasses. I hope you can see it in the photo, but they’re iridescent, which is the thing that makes me love them best. I use them for martinis and the sheen of lemon oil from the twist over the top of the drink is gorgeous against the iridescence of the glass.”—Kim B.
The Birth of a Collection “This rocks glass was the start of what is now a very large collection—a set of them belonged to my grandparents. My grandfather would drink Manhattans from them, so that’s what I did, too. That got me started down a whole interest in cocktails, barware, and cocktail culture.”—Erin M. “We found these coupe glasses at Brimfield in Chicago. They’re great for Katie’s Blood & Sands (shown here).”—Jay and Katie H.
The cat’s been out of the bag regarding our feelings on Trader Joe’s — and our obsession remains undying. This bargain grocery chain is the stuff that our foodie-on-a-budget life is built atop. Without it we would surely crumble. Whether in the market for an affordable frozen feast, cult-favorite snack, or even just a banana (seriously, they were rated a top product of 2016), TJ’s has it all. Leading us to what may be the best part about that “all” — the wine.
Things to Consider
Because glass can be a fairly fragile material, I wouldn’t recommend getting a glass top dining table if you have young children, since they like to bang on table tops and as well as breaking it they might cut themselves on some glass. This does not mean to say that glass dining tables are weak by any means (and if used properly you will never have any problems with them), just that you should take precautions.
You should also make sure that the table you buy is sturdy and stable. Cheaper tables tend to be less sturdy and break more easily than high quality ones.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Sherry Glasses wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Sherry Glasses
- №1 — Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Masterpiece 2-1/4-Ounce Liqueur, Set of 4
- №2 — Argon Tableware Sherry / Liqueur Glasses – 80ml (2.8oz) – Gift Box Of 6
- №3 — SET of 6 Russian CUT Crystal Shot/sherry Glasses on a Long Stem 65ml/2oz Hand Made