Crystal Wine Glasses

crystal wine glasses

Top 10 Best Crystal Wine Glasses

Although most guests tend to focus on the type of wine served at a party, there are still plenty who favor the importance of the vessel in which that same wine is served to them—and a great host will know just how to satisfy both types of guests. Determining the occasion, the wine variety and, importantly, the type of glass can greatly elevate your guests’ experience. Here are some of the benefits (and drawbacks) to using crystal wine glasses: 

PROS

· Crystal is a sophisticated and luxurious alternative to standard wine glasses. They can add an elevated level of flair to any party or social occasion and, if treated correctly, can last for decades.  

· Unlike standard glass, crystal is often mouth-blown and hand-finished with precision care. Mouth-blown crystal is generally light and thin and looks much more refined than machine-made glass. When held up to a light source, crystal refracts it, capturing it in a prism that creates a rainbow. This explains why wines and champagnes sparkle and emit a much higher level of vibrancy when poured into a crystal goblet. 

· Fine crystal not only gives the look of luxury but also emits a clearer, more melodious sound. Try this: tap your fingernail delicately along the rim of a crystal glass. You will notice the harmonious and pleasant tone it creates. Comparably, a standard glass vessel gives off a dull noise. If you’ve ever seen people make music by rubbing a wet finger around the rim of a wine glass, they’re likely using one made of crystal.

· As crystal glasses tend to be favored by wine connoisseurs, they are often crafted with much greater care. For example, many glassware manufacturers specializing in crystal will design their glasses to complement wines. The stem, at which the glass should always be held (keeping your hand on the bowl can alter the temperature of your wine) is typically long and slender, yet sturdy; the mouth and bowl are often generous and allow for proper aeration which greatly affects a wine’s taste. 

· It is easier to produce glasses when using fine crystal. The glasses are spun thin—without sacrificing strength—and typically finished with a high-temperature hardening treatment that bolsters clarity while also protecting the product from scratches and chips. In fact, despite its delicacy, crystal is actually heavier than a similar piece made in glass.

CONS

The history of crystal is fascinating and well worth researching. But there are a few distinctions to watch out for before you shop.

· Crystal glassware made its first appearance at dinner tables centuries ago. During manufacturing in those days, lead oxide was frequently added to the material, giving crystal its marked distinction from the popular glass. Once it was discovered that lead was a carcinogen, glass again became the preferred product and crystal went out of favor. Nowadays, lead-free crystal options are practically standard and readily available. 

· Due to the naturally porous nature of crystal, you may find yourself spending a little extra time during clean-up. While standard glass wine goblets can be placed in the dishwasher, the crystal glasses should always be washed by hand—and then immediately dried with a dishtowel to avoid leaving streaks.

· Despite being naturally sturdy, the thinness of crystal can make it more susceptible to breaking under certain conditions. You should never wash crystal glassware in water that is too hot, nor should you leave a crystal glass in the fridge or freezer. Additionally, although you may want to keep your crystal glassware on display, if you have young children and/or pets, it is best to store them in a closed cupboard, out of reach. 

Every household should contain a set of lead-free crystal glasses – even if you don’t plan on sharing them with friends. Crystal wine glasses can be practical and precious; they are a statement piece, a status symbol, an elevated family luxury that can last for generations. And, hopefully, now you can determine for yourself whether they are right for you. The outcome looks crystal clear. Of course, if the occasion is not meriting the use of your best crystal ware – you might want to consider plastic wine glasses instead, or if you want to try a fresh look check out these stemless wine glasses.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Crystal Wine Glasses – Hand Blown Red & White Wine Glasses – Set of 4 Long Stem Wine Glasses, 100% Lead Free Premium Crystal – Gift for Wedding, Anniversary, Christmas – 13 oz, Clear
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SaleBestseller No. 2
Waterford Markham Wine Glasses, Set Of 4
  • Marquis by Waterford
  • Hand Wash Recommended
  • Lead Free Crystalline
  • Made in Italy
SaleBestseller No. 3
Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Pure Stemware Collection Cabernet Red Wine Glass, 18.2-Ounce, Set of 6
  • 6 each Pure collection stemware; for use with full bodied white and young full red wines; 18.2-ounce...
  • Made of Tritan crystal; non-lead material composed of Titanium oxide and zirconium oxide; Tritan is...
  • Pure collection: when seeking the best quality, high Fashion and drama; designed with sharp, crisp...
  • Completely dishwasher safe; do not force bowl tightly over dishwasher rack prongs; do not twist stem...
  • Made in Germany; suggested wine varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Boudreaux, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel,...
SaleBestseller No. 4
Red Wine Glasses - Lead Free Titanium Crystal Glass, 22 oz. Large Bowl, Long Stemmed Glassware - For Wine Tasting, Birthday, Anniversary or Wedding Gifts – Set of 3
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  • Crafted in one of the most renowned glass regions in the world – Bohemia, Czech Republic using...
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SaleBestseller No. 5
Marquis by Waterford Brookside 8-Ounce White Wine Glass, Set of 4
  • Set of 4 wine goblets measuring approximately 2-1/2 by 2-1/2 by 8 inches and holding 8 ounces each
  • Crafted of non-lead crystalline; designed to complement delicate white wines
  • Classically shaped bowls feature bold wedge cuts and 16-point faceted stars
  • Dishwasher-safe; hand-washing recommended for optimal care
  • Broad bases provide stability; chiseled stems keep body heat away from wine
Bestseller No. 6
Hand Blown Italian Style Crystal Red or White Wine Glasses - Lead-Free Premium Crystal Clear Glass - Set of 4 - 18 Ounce - Safer Packaging for Any Occasion
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  • 100% Hand Blown :These wine glasses are hand-blown using 23 procedures by experienced craft masters...
  • Ultra Clear and Thin but Sturdy: Crystal Glass is perfectly clear and the ultra thin rim with cold...
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SaleBestseller No. 7
Crystal Red Wine Glasses,Hand Blown Burgundy Glasses-Finest Crystal,Light,Ultra-thin For Best Wine Tasting,16 OZ,Perfect Gifts For Valentine‘s Day, Christmas, Anniversary, Birthday, Set of 4
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  • 【Hassle-free Cleaning】Our Finest Crystal glasses are capable of being spun thin while...
Bestseller No. 8
Gabriel-Glas - Set of 6 - Austrian Crystal Wine Glass - "StandArt" Edition
  • Machine-made (the Standard edition) Austrian crystal
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Bestseller No. 9
Luminarc Arc International Longchamp Diamax Wine Glasses (Set of 4), 5.5 oz, Clear
  • Set of 4 Stemmed Longchamp Wine Diamax Glasses, 5.5-Ounce each
  • Made of pure, sparkling by Cristal d'Arques, Paris
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  • A striking material that brings magic to all dinner tables, makes light dance and houses sparkle
SaleBestseller No. 10
Miko Wine Glasses, Pure Lead Free Crystal, Wine Glass Set Of 6 (Cabernet)
  • Wine glasses that are made of the finest materials. Crystal wine glasses by Miko are sturdy and...
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  • Dishwasher safe, however we recommend to hand wash in order to preserve the quality and shine of the...
  • Dimensions: 9.8"H x 4.2"W x 4.2"L Capacity - 18.361 OZ, Please understand the glass shipping process...