So now you've got a very good idea of the plusses and minuses associated with various stems, and even non-stems. So what is going to be the deciding factor for this purchase? How about intent?
Yes, intent. Are these glasses going to be used by a mature couple to enjoy wines with their evening meal which is always served on china? Then you might look for glassware that is up to the task.
On the other hand, if the wine lover on your list often entertains casually around the pool while serving barbecue, an alternate option might be in order. Ya think? Yup, I do.
From fancy stemware to unbreakable stemless, there's a perfect glassware gift for every wine lover on your list, now you simply have to find it!