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Sparkling full lead crystal wine glasses from France. Fine crystal defines good taste and makes wine taste better. The first wine glass, according to myth, was made by Aphrodite cutting a bubble of sea foam in half as she was emerging from the sea. The art of French glassblowing nearly replicates that clarity and delicacy. Who should know better crystal for serving wine than the French? Go to: Color, Clarity, Feel, Size and Shape, Carefree Catering Wine Glasses, Care, Stemless Wine Glasses

Selecting Wine Glasses, stemware and barware

Color

Historically, colored wine glasses hid cloudy, dull wines which contained sediment, so by tradition, the hock glass is often a jewel tone. Vintners have learned to "fine" their wines. The sight of a deep ruby Pinot Noir, a golden Chardonnay or bubbles rising in Champagne, can make this an important part of the experience. Held in the light, there should be no blue or yellow tinge to clear crystal.

Saint Louis Crystal Amadeus Wine Glass Slide View: 3: Lustered Highball Glasses, Set of 4
Baccarat Vega Rhine Wine Glass, Set of 2 Amadeus Wine Glass Lustered Wine and Bar Glasses, Sets of 4
Set of 2. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France Handcrafted wine glass. Made of lead crystal. Gather by Anthropologie is an exclusive curation of everyday essentials, from our table to yours. Versatile and casual, itís a family-friendly collection suited for breakfast, dinner, and every meal in between. Here, our Lustered Glassware boasts impeccable, thoughtful design, complete with an elevating, iridescent finish.

Clarity

Fine crystal should be absolutely clear, no bubbles. French brilliantly clear crystal wine glasses

Baccarat Box of Assorted Wine Glasses, Set of 6 Baccarat JCB Passion Wine Glasses, Set of 2
Baccarat Degustation Glassware, Set of 4 Box of Assorted Wine Glasses, Set of 6 Baccarat JCB Passion Wine Glasses, Set of 2
Bring classic style to your wine tasting or dinner with this striking set, each designed to enhance the subtle flavors and aromas of a particular drink: red wine, white wine, champagne and spirits. Handcrafted assorted wine glass set of lead crystal. Harcourt Eve: holds 9.8 ounces. Diamant: holds 9.8 ounces. Chateau Baccarat: holds 13.8 ounces. Massena: holds 12.3 ounces. Vega: holds 12 ounces. Mille Nuits: holds 7.5 ounces. Made in France. Set of two wine glasses. Made of lead crystal. Each holds 27 ounces. Approx. 9.2"T each. France

 

Baccarat Grand Bordeaux Glasses, Set of 2
Baccarat Chateau White Wine Glass, Set of 2 Baccarat Grand Bordeaux Glasses, Set of 2 Baccarat Chateau Red Wine Glass, Set of 2
This revolutionary Baccarat Crystal white wine glass from the new Chateau Collection reveals the complexity, richness and subtlety of wine. Wine glasses made of lead crystal. Set of two; each measures 9.625"T and holds 26.5 ounces. Made in France. This revolutionary Baccarat Crystal red wine glass from the new Ch‚teau Collection reveals the complexity, richness and subtlety of wine.

 

Baccarat Massena Champagne Coupe, Set of 2 Baccarat Massena White Wine Goblet Baccarat Massena Red Wine Goblet
Lead crystal Dramatic round curves combine with a rich, beveled pattern, emphasizing the gleam of the luminous, full-lead crystal for the ultimate in refinement at the table. Dramatic round curves combine with a rich, beveled pattern, emphasizing the gleam of the luminous, full-lead crystal for the ultimate in refinement at the table.

 

Baccarat - Vega Barware Collection Baccarat - Mille Nuits Barware Collection
Baccarat "Vega" Stemware icon Baccarat Jcb Passion Wine Glasses, Set of 2 Baccarat "Mille Nuits" Stemware icon
Designed for today's contemporary lifestyle and expression of personal entertaining styles. Simple, easy to integrate and multi-functional, each piece is an exemplary marriage of beauty and practicality that is sure to delight with each use Set includes: two wine glasses. Designed by visionary vintner Jean-Charles Boisset and created by Baccarat Full-leaded crystal, hand crafted tall wine glass

 

 
Lalique 100 Points Tasting Glass, Set of 2 Lalique Merlot Glass Lalique 100 Points Stemware Collection
Designed in collaboration with international wine critic James Suckling, Lalique's 100 Points Glass is ideal for tasting both red and white wines. Crystal. Made in France Merles et Raisins motif carved as a medallion in satin-finished crystal. Crystal. Made in France Lalique's renowned 100 Points collection has expanded from a single universal tasting glass to an entire assortment perfect for a wide variety of beverages and occasions. Designed in collaboration with international wine critic James Suckling, each glass in the collection is carefully finished, sanded and polished for incredible clarity and beauty.

Feel

Stemware should feel balanced in your hand (not top heavy) and stand evenly. The rim should be thin, even and smooth to the touch. A gentle tap produces a bell tone indicating surface strength.

Rosenthal Tac 02 Burgundy Wine Glass
Designed by Walter Gropius, this elegantly versatile stemware collection effortlessly coordinates with a range of dinnerware styles from classic to contemporary. 30 oz. Crystal. Dishwasher safe

Care

In a dishwasher, be sure you know the type of detergent and temperature recommended. If washing by hand, gently dip the glass into warm, soapy water bowl down. Dry carefully. Heat expands and makes them more fragile. Store upright. With care, they will last for generations.

NUDE Stem Zero Stemware Ion Shielding Red Wine Glass
Stem Zero Stemware Ion Shielding Red Wine Glass
The NUDE Stem Zero collection is the world's toughest, yet finest, lead-free crystal rangeómade using NUDE's signature "Ion Shielding" Technology.

Size and Shape

Standard setting includes goblets, 6 ounce white/rosť wines, 8 ounce red wines and champagne flutes, although you will serve only 2-3 oz. of white or 3-5 oz. of red per glass. A taller bowl allows you to enjoy the layers of aroma as the wine evaporates, straighter sides for whites, balloon shape for reds. The mouth should be slightly narrower to gather aroma, but not touch the nose when drinking. Modern table patterns often simplify to the basic shapes shown.

Jamesse Prestige Stemware Collection Lehmann Oblique Wine Glasses
Oversized bowls designed to perfectly showcase wine varietals and slim, elegant stems distinguish Lehmann's Jamesse Prestige stemware. A dramatic asymmetrical bowl designed for a more focused sip distinguishes Lehmann's Oblique stemware. Made in France

 

Lsa Wine Collection Lsa White Wine Glass, Set of 4
Bring classic style to cocktail hour with LSA's dramatic wine collection, showcasing curving silhouettes and elongated stem detail. Bring classic style to cocktail hour with LSA's dramatic wine collection, showcasing curving silhouettes and elongated stem detail.

Casual and Carefree Catering Wine Glasses

Mikasa Stiletto Burgundy Glasses, Set of 6
Lsa Wine Collection Gilded Rim Stemless Glass Stiletto Burgundy Glasses, Set of 6 Villeroy & Boch Voice Basic Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Bring classic style to cocktail hour with LSA's dramatic wine collection, showcasing curving silhouettes and elongated stem detail. Burgundy glasses made of glass/crystal. Set of six. A treat for the eyes and the palette, this classic silhouette works with any occasion and table setting. Lead-free crystal. Dishwasher safe

 

Villeroy & Boch Purismo Dessert Wine Glass, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Purismo Collection Villeroy & Boch Purismo Collection
Set of four 6.75" glasses A classic silhouette and crystal craftsmanship make this glassware a striking addition to your tabletop. A classic silhouette and crystal craftsmanship make this glassware a striking addition to your tabletop.

 

Villeroy & Boch Artesano Nature Red Wine Glass, Set of 4 Artesano Nature White Wine Glass, Set of 4 Villeroy & Boch Artesano Nature Red Wine Glass, Set of 4
Featuring an optic fluid bowl and colored base, this glassware brings an eye-catching touch of style to your tabletop. Featuring an optic fluid bowl and colored base, this glassware brings an eye-catching touch of style to your tabletop. Featuring an optic fluid bowl and colored base, this glassware brings an eye-catching touch of style to your tabletop.


Le Cadeaux Fleur Melamine Wine Glass
Fleur Melamine Wine Glass
Wine glass made of lightweight, shatterproof polycarbonate plastic. Holds approx. 16 oz. Dishwasher safe. France

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