I love a simple low tumbler for a weeknight red wine. You'll find these glasses at wine bars all over Paris. No need for stems or pretension.
I consider this the cheaper alternative to the Zalto glasses I love so much. It has a similar sexy shape and stem for a fraction of the cost.
There's something so Italian trattoria about these glasses. I love using them for a simple red wine with spaghetti and meatballs during a laid-back Sunday supper.
How fun are these? A lot of people don't think to fully enjoy a pre-dinner drinking moment. Imagine this aperitif glass in your hand filled with sparkling wine, an Aperol spritz, dry sherry or Lillet on ice.
Grappa and other digestifs are a nice postprandial soif that more people should get into. This diminutive style of glass is made for the strong stuff, as a little goes a long way.
Ikea actually has some good wineglasses. They are cheap and (somewhat) durable. I love the tulip shape and versatility of this style.
You don't need a big, fancy, expensive decanter to get the job done. This will work just fine to get some air into a closed-off wine, and it will look good on the table too.
Riedel makes an inexpensive line of wineglasses for Target. Their basic red wine glass is one I personally own. It's great for white, bubbly or red and is sturdy enough to withstand a few dings and spills.
I'm not a huge fan of traditional champagne flutes. All fuss and no fun, the rim is just too narrow to really dig into a wine. This tall stemless tumbler keeps the bubbles focused, but it isn't as hard to drink out of.
Take this and a bottle of cava, and you're set! It has the coupe shape I love for sparkling wine and pretty scalloped etching.
If Gaudí designed a stemless wineglass, it might look something like this. It spices up the stemless look and has a handy groove for your hand.
The detail and etching on this tumbler are perfect. You get a little flair without sacrificing the visibility of the wine. It's perfect for a warm spring day and a glass of cold rosé.
Zara's home line is pretty great. This is the glass you use when you want feel a little baroque and fancy.
The classic burgundy bowl shape is great for when you really want to get your swirl on.
This may not be the cheapest decanter, but it's not the most expensive either. It has the wide space at the base to really let the wine breathe.
The Zalto champagne flute is beyond fabulous. It's perfectly constructed to keep a fine bead of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass to the top. The tulip shape keeps the opening from being too narrow, which is a major pet peeve of mine. It's a splurge, but worth it!