Cheap Wine Glasses

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Cheap Wine Glasses Now, you might be wondering why on earth I’m suggesting cheap wine glasses as a Christmas gift! Well, the truth is that for many people, fancy stemware can be more of a bother than a convenience.

Just think about it: the finest stemware may take up valuable space in the cabinet, require hand-washing, and be rarely used. While fine stemware makes a great gift, having some great everyday -- and, yes, even cheap -- stemware might be just the thing every wine lover really needs, and wants, but is embarrassed to ask for!

And just think what a great gift some cheap wine glasses would make when paired with a few other treats, like a great corkscrew, decanter, or bottle of wine.

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  • Now this is an area we really have explored - from "some pleasingly weighty Edwardian-looking things" to the wretched little Paris goblet, that hideous little tennis ball of a glass condemned by George Reidel himself as “the enemy of wine”

    Read these before you use cheap wineglasses!

    Dec 01, 2010 at 1:15 PM

  • Snooth User: Chanzie
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    I always keep my eyes open for really super bargains at Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshall's. It's amazing what one can find there--I also recommend Cosco for some great buys on stemware.

    Several years ago I bought 12 tall stemmed wide bowl red wine glasses. I only use them at dinners because I hate to wash them (fearing breakage) and I never think to grab one just for sipping a glass...too much trouble to hand wash.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 1:32 PM

  • Snooth User: swinnea
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    One other source is a restaurant supply store. Our local store has several styles at about $30/case.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 2:25 PM

  • Another good source for inexpensive glassware is Tuesday Morning. They have both stores and an online presence.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 2:48 PM

  • Snooth User: ichito
    46202 103

    I have over the years explored and walked away with treasures from a local restaurant surplus supply store. There is a large section with a enormous selection of glass stemware.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 3:14 PM

  • Snooth User: glfillion
    357734 3

    You should also add Costco to your list. They have a set of 12 tall, stemmed, leaded crystal glasses, good for either red or white.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 3:29 PM

  • Snooth User: Jenniedbf
    233640 4

    Bought some absolutely beautiful wine glasses at the Dollar Tree which I throw into my dishwasher. Haven't seen that particular kind (not heavy) again - but at $1 each, they are a great bargain and no fears of breaking them.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 4:08 PM

  • No fat rims please. The best inexpensive glasses I have found are at Crate & Barrel. Go there for nice quality, styles to suit all and a great price.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 5:12 PM

  • Snooth User: leecoscia
    508555 2

    Luminarc makes some very affordable and attractive wine glasses as well

    Dec 01, 2010 at 5:38 PM

  • Snooth User: nouser
    582397 88

    I happened across a special sale of Spiegelau on Amazon a couple years back and find these to be wonderful stemware. I purchased the Authentis Bordeaux, Burgundy and Chardonnay stems at a third their MSRP and I highly recommend them. I find these every bit as good as any expensive stemware I've ever used.

    Dec 01, 2010 at 5:58 PM

  • Snooth User: karat
    541180 345

    I'm in the market for some glass beer mugs you can put in the freezer - any suggestions anyone?

    Dec 01, 2010 at 9:59 PM

  • Page is right. Go to Crate & Barrel for cheap, classy glassware. I got some beer and some burgundy-style glass so appealing I couldn't wait to get home to try 'em.

    Dec 02, 2010 at 8:10 PM

  • I agree; inexpensive wine glasses are just easier. You don't have to worry so much about breakage and you can spend what's left on a good bottle of wine. Thanks for the tips on good places to find deals.

    Dec 04, 2010 at 11:56 AM

  • Snooth User: Piper11
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    Crate & Barrel, Macy's, Marshall's are all great places for all glassware; affordable, convenient and well stocked.

    Dec 06, 2010 at 1:20 PM

  • I don't feel bad when I or a guest break an inexpensive stem - and it happens a lot at our house for some strange reason. :-)

    Dec 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM

  • My favorite place for inexpensive wine or beer glasses is World Market. They have a big assortment ranging in price from 1.99/ glass to ~$7/glass. They also have some very nice carafes.

    I have also found some nice glasses and carafes at Tuesday Morning. The only rub with Tuesday Morning is that you may not find a complete set, since they sell closeouts.

    Dec 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM

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