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Top Of The Best Wine Goblets Reviewed In 2018Last Updated February 1, 2018
№1 – BANTAM Stemless Wine Glasses STAINLESS STEEL Set of 4 Metal Drinking Goblets Sleek Shatterproof Design Perfect for Outdoors, Camping, Parties and More
№2 – MESHA Beaded Goblet Colored Water Glasses 11 oz Dewdrop Heavy Base Glasses Set, 325 ml Wine Glasses, Set of 6
№3 – Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Forte Stemware Collection Claret Goblet Red Wine Glass, 21.1-Ounce, Set of 6
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
Independents and high street chains have vast amounts of experience when it comes to helping people choose their wedding wine. Most will also offer free delivery to the venue and help out if you have any last minute hiccups.
Supermarkets can be great if you know what you want, but the personal service of a good wine merchant can pay dividends.
Make use of sale or return policies
A common mistake is to panic and over-order. Luckily, many wine merchants and some supermarkets offer a sale or return policy, meaning that you can return anything that has not been drunk.
But it is far better to get your quantities accurate and take the odd leftover case or two back to your house, rather than dragging a van load of alcohol back to where you bought it from.
A Comprehensive Resource For The True Connoisseur
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.
Imprinted wine flute
Most importantly, however, your choice of wine stemware will affect the aroma, complexity of flavor, strength of flavor, and harshness of the wine. The type of wine glass you choose – the shape, material, and quality – is highly significant in influencing the experience of the wine itself. Therefore, before you bulk purchase stemware, consider the selection of wine that you will be serving at your restaurant. If pinot noir is far more popular at your restaurant than zinfandel, for example, then you may want to purchase a greater quantity of burgundy glasses to accommodate this demand.
Burgundy wine glasses have a wide bowl that narrows in the center, then opens into a wide lip. They are commonly used to serve pinot noir and other light, delicate reds. The shape of a Burgundy glass allows for the aroma of the wine to accumulate in the bowl, then expand, enhancing it, and the wide lip of the glass directs the wine to the tip of the drinker’s tongue, prioritizing the sweetness of the wine.
Tall, narrow, fluted glasses are use to serve champagne and sometimes very light white wines. The small mouth of the glass lowers the possibility of oxidation (which can negatively affect the flavor of a lighter wine) and, for champagne, allows for the accumulation of the carbon dioxide fizz at the top of the glass, giving the desired ‘tingle’ feeling to the nose of the drink.
Wide, shallow coupe glasses are used to serve champagne (and sometimes, mixed drinks). Coupe glasses have fallen out of favor for champagne in recent decades, though they remain somewhat popular at wedding receptions and other large events. Though Coupe glasses are, by most accounts, very aesthetically pleasing, the shape of the glass results in rapid loss of champagne carbonation, a weakness that Fluted glasses do not suffer from. The wide mouth of a Coupe may also create an unwanted ‘oxidized’ flavor, though as a benefit, the mouth will direct the wine to the tip of the tongue, enhancing any existing sweetness profile.
Tulip glasses are popular for both champagnes and standard white wines. Tulip glasses resemble both Bordeaux and Fluted glasses. The bowl of the Tulip is broader than the mouth, which narrows, though not as sharply as a Fluted glass. This reduces the tendency for oxidation, which is a positive for lighter white wines that need to preserve their ‘crisp’ flavor. For full-bodied white wines, a shorter glass with a broader bowl and wider mouth are recommended, so that the wine can be sufficiently oxidized (to aerate the wine and bring out its full flavor and aroma profile).
Stemmed vs. Unstemmed
Unstemmed wine glasses have become very popular in recent years, and can be used to give off a more casual aesthetic at your restaurant or bar. The main issue with unstemmed wine glasses is that there is direct contact between the body and the glass bowl, so body heat easily transfers to the wine. For white wines, which are generally served cool, unstemmed glasses are a big no-no. For red wines, however – and specifically fuller bodied, more mature red wines such as Pinot Noir – the heat transfer that results from use of an unstemmed wine glass may not be an issue.
Our friends at
Excelsior Wines sent us so much wine that we had no choice but to share it with our favorite winos and wine-hos at our first Cinfully Simple Wine-Not Wine Tasting Party! Double Portions (DP) and I set out to host the best wine tasting party and blind taste test this side of the Mississippi and by all accounts, we succeeded!
You DO NOT have a to be a food blogger to host one of these FUN and FABULOUS wine tasting parties! Grab some wines, invite some friends and let us help you Host a Wine-Not Wine Tasting Party of your Own!
From the invites to shopping for the right foods, plating and setting up our blind taste test, we found and created some great resources that I’d like to share with you! I’ve even created a shopping list and buying guide for you! I know, I’m so nice—More wine please!
Trivento 201Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
We had printed copies of each wine sheet, provided by our benefactors at Excelsior, available for perusal by our esteemed guests. You can print yours from the links above.
If you’d like to buy similar wines to the ones we tasted, check out the
The process of figuring out what wine should come first in our lineup (listed above) was a tough one. The reds and whites were at each other’s necks vying for first but our real “odd man out” wine was the Riesling. It was the sweetheart of the dance. Sweeter and lighter than all of our other white wines do you place it first or last? Depends on if it’s dry? Is it dry? We’d never tried it so we didn’t know. Experts online did not agree so I made an executive decision and put it first, just because I’m tired of nice guys finishing last. 😉 provided great insight!
Almost as important as the wine for a Wine-Not Wine Tasting Party are the receptacles in which we drink the nectar of the Gods!
Riedel Glasses are the way to go!
DP says Good wine glasses are essential for every wine tasting party, at least at our house! Our go to for great wine glasses is. I can’t say enough about our Riedel wine glasses and I love Riedel because of the quality but also because they have a HUGE variety of glasses to choose from in all different price ranges! If you’re on a budget and can’t afford to buy white and red glasses, our Riedel specialist recommends getting the Boudreaux/cabernet glasses that can be used with reds AND whites. We have the stemless O cabernet/merlot in a set of 4, and the stemmed Vinum bourdeaux/cabernet in set of From stemless to stemmed, red and white, see our
BUYING GUIDE at the end of the post for purchasing information and deals!
Shopping List for Wine Pairing Foods
Rather than re-create the wheel I used my friends Google and Pinterest to find some wine pairing charts in order to help me with my shopping list for the wine tasting. I’m including the links to these great pairing charts from
Plating the Pairings
Because we had so many wines, we had a lot of food pairings to go with them. And because we never do ANYTHING half-way, DP and I had a 12-foot island covered in food by the time our guests arrived!
Using the pairing charts I mentioned above we created small plates (one plate per every two people) with the pairings for each wine. This means each wine or two had it’s own pairing plate. We have plenty of plates in this food blogger’s house, but if you don’t, fancy paper or recyclable plastic plates will work just fine! We added our odd pairing items to the kitchen table adjacent to the island to keep them reachable, but not near the pairing plates. Our guests were quite frankly overwhelmed by our efforts! Many
Tawny Port starts out as Ruby Port, but spends to 40 years in the barrel, rounding out its flavors, oxidizing slightly and taking on a nice mahogany hue from the wood. There are only four ages that a Tawny Port can bear: year, 20, year, 30 year and 40 year. Their long stint in the barrel allows Tawny Ports to shed their fruitiness as they take on a silky mouthfeel, rich, complex flavors and aromas running the gamut from nutty or caramel to chocolate or leathery.
As you’d imagine, the greater the age, the greater the price tag and the more nuanced the flavors. However, most Tawny Port connoisseurs agree that a 20-year Tawny Port provides the best return for your time and money. At this stage, the tannins begin softening up, allowing the flavors to really come forward. Quinta do Portal 20 Year Old Tawny Port and Ferreira Porto Duque de Braganca 20 Year Old Tawny Port are great buys.
Social Sparkling Wine
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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 Wine Goblets wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Wine Goblets
- №1 — BANTAM Stemless Wine Glasses STAINLESS STEEL Set of 4 Metal Drinking Goblets Sleek Shatterproof Design Perfect for Outdoors, Camping, Parties and More
- №2 — MESHA Beaded Goblet Colored Water Glasses 11 oz Dewdrop Heavy Base Glasses Set, 325 ml Wine Glasses, Set of 6
- №3 — Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Forte Stemware Collection Claret Goblet Red Wine Glass, 21.1-Ounce, Set of 6