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Best value all purpose wine glass

kriminalrat Oct 26, 2013 07:29 AM

For drinking reds and whites. What's the best bang for your buck?

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    jock Oct 26, 2013 09:56 AM

    Schott Zweisel Forte smaller burgundy. Somewhere between 16 and 18 oz. The larger one is too big. Can't recall the exact number. Thin enough and far more durable than Riedel or Spiegelau.

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      carter Oct 29, 2013 10:13 AM

      These are what I use as well. Bought a box of 6 probably four years ago, still have 5 remaining. Good news is that they are still being made, and thus replacements are available.
      Even better, they are priced in or around the mid-$30s for the six, or at least were when I bought them.
      But I never wash them in a dishwasher - by hand only.
      Highly recommended for red or white wine.

      1. re: carter
        Robert Lauriston Oct 29, 2013 10:29 AM

        Waste of time to wash those by hand. I've been using some of my Tritan glasses for seven years, which means they've gone through the dishwasher 2-300 times. Look just like new.

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      Maximilien Oct 26, 2013 12:40 PM

      A Tulip shape glass will be enough for most wine, including sparkling.

      When alone, I mostly use a "tasting" (INAO type) glass, and when with people, I have a "larger" INAO type glass.

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        INDIANRIVERFL Oct 26, 2013 12:47 PM

        Anything that is crystal at the Outlet Mall on I-95 in Vero, Florida. Breakage requires periodic replenishment.

        1. Robert Lauriston Oct 27, 2013 11:55 AM


          1. Robin Joy Oct 28, 2013 07:00 AM

            Whatever you chose it makes sense also to have a dozen Paris Goblets for everyday use:


            We lose a couple a month to clumsy youngsters or the dishwasher, but who cares, they're only about 50c each.

            This is worth a look:


            It's what we have for guests, and thanks to our Paris Goblet policy not a single piece has been lost in 23 years. It wouldn't have been madly expensive, and as it's only 24% lead crystal it can be dishwahed if you like.

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              Robert Lauriston Oct 28, 2013 10:49 AM

              Some cheap wine glasses tend to break while I'm washing them, which is dangerous.

              I have a box of three dozen sturdy Libby restaurant wine glasses I use for big tastings.

              1. re: Robin Joy
                wineglas1 Feb 22, 2014 03:55 AM


                I would not recommend any goblet for drinking wine unless the wine is cheap. Quality wine should be consumed from a stem in which you can smell the aromas properly. Goblets are too thick and not designed to maximize the aromatics of a wine.

              2. carlee134 Oct 29, 2013 10:51 AM

                I've had friends who swear by these:

                1. ChefJune Oct 29, 2013 11:47 AM

                  When I bought my condo 11 1/2 years ago, I bought six-packs of Spiegelau glasses -- Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chardonnay (actually 12 Bordeaux) -- from IWA. Been using them constantly ever since. Still have 11 Bordeaux, 5 Chardonnay, all 6 Pinots. Wash them in the diswasher all the time.

                  Just bought a "booster" 4-pack of Pinots and Chardonnays. They don't look quite the same, but then Riedel bought Spiegelau in the meantime. We'll see how long these last. We're pretty hard on them, although there are few if any kids involved in handling them.

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                    Kitchenmonkey Feb 19, 2014 01:16 AM

                    We use the Chianti stem from C&G, Glass & Co, a smaller producer from Austria. We tasted from them at two wine seminars from Food and Wine and very impressed,.just perfect for everyday use, very endurable and especially lead free. http://www.wineglass-usa.com/IVV-Chia...

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                      wineglas1 Feb 22, 2014 04:01 AM

                      For me it is the Sommelier Restaurant Bordeaux and Burgundy stems I purchased at a silly low price.

                      For those who will not get an insider deal I would suggest just going to Target and getting their Riedel set. They work for most wine drinking experiences.

                      If you want to spend a few dollars get 8 of the Riedel Vinum glasses. The run about $20 a stem.

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