September 4, 2005

Stemless Wine Glasses - Would You Like a Goblet or a Tumbler?

Stemmed glasses have long been a mainstay of wine tastings, because wine snobs say holding the glass by the stem keeps your pesky body heat from changing the taste of your wine. According to a recent article in Time magazine, however, "the hippest new wineglasses, like the O series from Riedel, leave the stems on the vine. Stemless glasses are sturdier, can be stacked in your cupboard, and fit in a dishwasher. Purists say the stem keeps the hand from warming the wine, but most palates don't notice."

Read the full article, The Story of O, at Time (Subscription Needed)

If you're looking to get your hands on this next generation of wine drink ware, Amazon carries a full line of the aforementioned stemless "tumblers" from the Riedel O series, with different types for various wine varietals, plus assorted colors. Prices start at around $14.95 for a set of two.

Buy Riedel stemless wine tumblersat Amazon

If you're like me and you want to be on the forefront without breaking the bank, Amazon also carries a suspiciously similar line of stemless "goblets" from a company called Libbey. They only have two varieties, a narrow one for whites and a wider one for reds, but you can get sets of four glasses for $14.99.

Buy Libbey stemless gobletsat Amazon.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 4, 2005 10:58 PM
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