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Looking for coupe glasses

pm1013 Jan 28, 2012 07:45 PM

Hi all - I've been searching for some basic coupe glasses to have around for parties and am hoping to find the best deal. Being a non-industry civilian, I'm not sure where to go. I'd love to end up with 25-30 pieces, preferably dishwasher safe. Anyone have any ideas (that may not turn up on a basic google search)? Thanks folks!!

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    LabLady RE: pm1013 Jan 28, 2012 08:54 PM

    http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p...

    $24/set of 6 . . . not sure if that's in the price range for buying 30 glasses or not.

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      white light RE: LabLady Feb 12, 2012 09:03 AM

      Those coupe glasses are $45 for the set; not $24.

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      Nocturnalbill RE: pm1013 Jan 29, 2012 04:25 AM

      I think I've heard that Libbey (Libby/sp?) has decent prices for multiples. Depends on what size coupe you need...

      1. sunshine842 RE: pm1013 Jan 29, 2012 04:39 AM

        how about a restaurant supply? A lot of them sell to the public.

        1. mtoo RE: pm1013 Jan 29, 2012 09:44 AM

          Have you considered vintage glasses? One of the charity thrift stores here sells old coupes for 25/50 cents a piece. I've got a good collection of fun vintage barware from there. My stuff doesn't all match, but I figure that makes it more interesting. I love to drink out of my old glasses. Makes me feel festive. (i dishwash mine and have never had a problem.)

          1. mtoo RE: pm1013 Jan 29, 2012 10:00 AM

            Adding a photo of a couple of piece of my thrift stuff:

             
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              JMF RE: mtoo Jan 30, 2012 04:52 AM

              Nice glasses. I do the same thing, shopping at thrift and antique stores. I have dozens of unmatched, and quite a few large sets as well.

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                mtoo RE: JMF Jan 30, 2012 08:00 AM

                One of my best all time deals was 24 duralex picardie tumblers for $10.

                One of the stores prices glasses according to size. So gorgeous old coupes are considered "smalls" at 25ยข a piece, where a pint glass with a scratched up Red Lobster logo would be considered a "large " and go for $1. Totally crazy pricing system. Works for me though!

            2. Dapuma RE: pm1013 Jan 29, 2012 11:02 AM

              I got mine at boston shaker online and they are very nice and work great - so far no issues with the dishwasher

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                Chris VR RE: Dapuma Jan 30, 2012 06:16 AM

                Boston Shaker is local for me so I bought them in-store, and I love how sturdy they are. Unfortunately, I wouldn't call them cheap, at $7.50/glass, but maybe you could get a quantity discount http://store.thebostonshaker.com/inde...

                I have a few vintage pieces fron estate sales and I do love them but the ones I have feel too delicate, so I've never put them in the dishwasher.

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                  davis_sq_pro RE: Chris VR Feb 1, 2012 01:26 PM

                  I have the same glasses, and agree with "sturdy." They're nice glasses, and I use them all the time. But... I own mostly Riedel wine glasses, plus a handful of Riedel spirits glasses, and compared with all of those the coupes that Boston Shaker sells are just a bit thick and clunky ("sturdy!").

                  I wish that Riedel or a similar company would make some coupe glasses that weren't way oversized (the Riedel ones are 9.5oz). Until then, the ones Boston Shaker sells are good enough.

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                    sunshine842 RE: davis_sq_pro Feb 1, 2012 03:06 PM

                    good heavens.

                    "But I only had one glass of Champagne" as the eyes roll back in the head...

              2. sunshine842 RE: pm1013 Jan 30, 2012 06:07 AM

                I know it's not a coupe - but Ikea has very acceptable flutes and wine stems for dirt cheap -- they're what I keep on hand for big parties.

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                  jorjagirl RE: pm1013 Jan 30, 2012 07:11 AM

                  US Foods Culinary Equipment and Supplies in Roseville(Fairview Ave near Rosedale Mall) stocks these by the case and is open to the public. They also have a closeout area that sells broken case glassware for $.50-$2.00 per piece.

                  1. emily RE: pm1013 Jan 30, 2012 02:27 PM

                    http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/4...

                    http://www.amazon.com/Libbey-Embassy-...

                    1. pm1013 RE: pm1013 Feb 9, 2012 10:02 PM

                      Thanks all for the suggestions, especially the store in Roseville. Definitely going to check it out since it's close-didn't even know about it! Love the pic of the thrift store finds too. Cheers!

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                        zin1953 RE: pm1013 Feb 13, 2012 09:15 PM

                        I hope you plan on using the coupes for -- I don't know -- sherbet or sundaes or cocktails . . . certainly not Champagne . . . they're definitely not good for bubbly.

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                          JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: zin1953 Feb 14, 2012 12:45 AM

                          It is on the Spirits board, so odds are good that a fine cocktail will end up in the glass.

                          If you find that a coupe glass does Champagne no favors, may I suggest simply consuming your bubbly before it has a chance to release all its bubbles?

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                            pm1013 RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Feb 14, 2012 10:43 AM

                            Indeed, the coupes will be for my beloved sidecars & hopefully many other iterations. Frankly, anything sparkling (usually cava) in my house is consumed too quickly for the bubbles to go anywhere but straight to my head! I'm sure I'll try some bubbly in them though, just for fun:-)

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