Best Wine Glasses for Moms
With the launch of Wine and Lavender’s new weekly segment, Wine of the Week, last week, I thought a post on wine glasses seemed, well… appropriate. I can’t tell you how many wine glasses we’ve gone through in this house. Size, shape, type, and material- we’ve seen almost everything and have a few favorites. I decided to put a quick list together for you moms who may be in the market for some new wine glasses. So let’s get started- here are the best wine glasses for Moms!
Still Drinking Out of a Hefty Cup from the Last Party?
Wine glasses are as elegant as they are fragile. Chances are, you’ve had some in the house at some point, but they’ve succumbed to the kids, a dishwasher incident, or perhaps an incident you can’t even remember because the wine was FLOWING that night…
The good news is that there are so many durable (and yet, still classy) wine glasses available nowadays! Manufacturers are on to us, ladies- they know the struggle with kids is real. They know we need our wine. They know that we need classy (and durable) wine glasses from which to sip our beloved adult grape juice. But how do you start searching for the right glass?
What You Need to Know about Wine Glasses…
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First off, wine glass design has gone beyond the traditional stemware that you’re used to seeing. There are so many cute/unique glasses out there just waiting to be sipped on! They come in different shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and designs. Let’s hit on a few basic points before we delve into wine glass world, shall we?
Shapes: Wine glasses come in a variety of shapes, each one catering to specific types of wine to allow them the breathe properly (and you thought I didn’t know anything about wine!). In short, different wines belong in different glasses.
Sizes: You can purchase wine glasses generally anywhere between 8oz and 22oz. My advice to you: You don’t want to be the Neighborhood Lush. Stick to smaller glass sizes because you’ll drink less (Take it easy, Lady- wine is for sipping!) and the more you pour, the more you’ll lose if your cup were to tip over.
Materials: Wine glasses can be found in two traditional forms: glass and crystal. As a Mom, you might not want the fancy crystal since they tend to be pricey and our kids don’t allow us to have nice things. We had a set of crystal wine glasses once… We are now down to one, and it’s formed some sort of build-up on it. After doing some research, it appears as though we’ve been washing it wrong. So that’s something else to take into consideration- if you want an easy wine glass that you can throw in the dishwasher, I’d suggest going with glass. We are also starting to see wine glasses come in other materials like stainless steel, soft, and hard plastics- these are definitely more durable than your traditional glass stemware, but it depends on the person sipping on the wine whether or not they prefer these other materials.
Designs: There are so many different and fun designs! More recently, stem-less wine glasses have become popular (I wonder if it’s because Moms found them to be safer from spilling?). Stems or no stems, there are some really eccentric glasses out there. Some are etched- which is great, especially when you’re having people over- you won’t have to wonder who’s wine glass is whose. (But if your wine glasses aren’t etched, I have a hilarious and cute solution for that HERE.) Also, you’ll come across some beautiful, hand-painted wine glasses that are stunning… but I’d stay away from them. They’re not always dishwasher safe and the paint will rub right off with a nudge of the sponge. Also, with all of the awesome crafting Moms are doing with their Cricuts these days, you can always opt for a custom decal for your glasses.
Wine glass basics done… now what?
Now I could go into the nitty-gritty on the specifics of each kind of glass, the materials, and shapes, but you already know that I am no connoisseur. Instead, I took the liberty of doing a Google search for you, that turned up all kinds of information and infographics, so why reinvent the wheel? I found one extremely helpful article/tutorial complete with an infographic right on Wine Folly. If you’re serious about getting to know your glasses, you need to read that article.
If you don’t care about all the details and just want a durable and cute-looking wine glass to be able to enjoy your vino, I’ve made you a list below.
Best Wine Glasses for Moms
Modern Innovations Stainless Steel Wine Glasses, Set of 4, 12 Oz : These glasses are made of stainless steel! It doesn’t get anymore durable (or eccentric) than that, Ladies! They’re dishwasher safe, too!
Govino Wine Glass Flexible Shatterproof Recyclable, Set of 4, 12 or 16 Oz: These are stemless, SHATTERPROOF, wine glasses with a “thumb notch”, perfect for handling and definitely different. These are hand wash only, though.
Libby Wine Party Glass Set, Set of 12, 12.75 Oz: These are your standard glasses in a contemporary design. They are on the smaller side at only 12.75 Oz, they’re dishwasher safe, and there are 12 of them! That’s great for a party or just a stockpile of “extras”. Best part: affordability.
“Game Changer” Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4, 13 Oz: These are a stemless, heavy gauge Tritan plastic option that are dishwasher safe.
Carnival Color Wine Glasses, Set of 4 or 6, 10 Oz: The stems on these glasses are in different colors, making it easy to determine which glass is yours. They are made of glass, are on the smaller side and are dishwasher safe. The stems are infused with color- so you won’t have to worry about the paint coming off.
Arc International Luminarc Soho Assorted Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4, 21 Oz: These are stemless, etched wine glasses that are made of glass and dishwasher safe. Unlike other etched-glass competitors, these are quite affordable, too!
Caloric Cuvee – The Calorie Counting Wine Glass, 1, 10 Oz: For all your waist-watching and wine-loving Mama friends, here’s a great gift: An etched, calorie-counting wine glass! It’s made of glass, it’s dishwasher proof, and the etching will never rub off. It’s just too cute.
Adult Sippy Cups, Set of 4, 9 Oz: You probably knew I’d add these in at some point. We’ve seen them all over Pinterest. The Adult Sippy cups are complete with lids, non-spill, dishwasher safe and great for those evenings outside with the neighbors or picnics.
Red Cup Living Wine Cup XL, Set of 2, 14 Oz : While these definitely don’t fall under “classy”, they’re a great gag gift for any Mom who has ever had to sip her wine out of a Hefty plastic cup. As you’ve probably already guessed, they are plastic and dishwasher safe.
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So there you have it, some pretty cute and durable wine glasses for Moms. If you’re looking for a gift for the wine-lover in your life, check out 40 Unique Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers.
Do you have any favorites? Which ones do you like better and why? If you have some recommendations of your own, I’d love to hear about them! Please let us know in the comments below.