If you’re shopping for the best wine glasses, you probably find yourself faced with the age-old question: what makes the perfect wine glass?

When choosing the best wine glasses for your needs, there are four basic criteria to consider:

  • Material: Wine glasses are most often crafted from regular glass (thicker, less expensive) or crystal (clearer, thinner and more expensive, in the past containing lead). Alternatively, “unbreakable” materials (for use at the pool, for example), include stainless steel, polycarbonate, and silicone.
  • Thickness: For the best wine-drinking experience, you’ll want ultra-thin goblet walls and rims, so you can taste the flavor of your wine (and not the glass).
  • Joint and Seam Quality: The best quality (and most durable) glasses have no discernable seams, either between the bowl and stem, or down the vertical seam along the stem.
  • Machine- vs. Hand-blown: Mouth-blown glass is usually lighter and thinner than its machine-blown counterparts, although premium machine-blown glasses (including a few on our list) offer excellent quality and uniform thinness.

Of course, your choice should not be based on these four points alone: the best wine glasses for you will appeal to your personal aesthetic. They’ll feel excellent in your hand. And, they’ll make you enjoy every moment of your wine-drinking experience.

  1. Bella Vino Handcrafted Crystal Wine Glasses

Bella Vino Handcrafted Crystal Wine Glasses

Toast to an exceptional wine-drinking experience with these crystal wine glasses, specially shaped for white wine. Crafted from lead-free crystal, these Bella Vino glasses are perfect for both formal evenings and everyday use: elegant but sturdy, beautiful yet durable, they’ll showcase your favorite vintages while balancing well in your hand.

Key Features:

  • Top-quality crystal, perfectly balanced for taste and style
  • Not just dishwasher safe, but actually fit in the dishwasher
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Price: $19.95 (Set of 2)

  1. Advanced Mixology Wine Science Set of 4 Crystal Wine Glasses with Coasters

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Advanced Mixology Wine Science Set of 4 Crystal Wine Glasses with Coasters

Advanced Mixology ups the wine-glass ante with these ultra-thin crystal glasses. You’ll actually feel the difference, in your hand and on your lips, when the wine just rolls into your mouth – no thick glass or rim in the way. We also appreciate the craftsmanship: hand-blown and hand-crafted by artisans who have trained for 10+ years – perfect size, shape and clarity, with no seams.

Key Features:

  • Hand-blown and handcrafted for perfect shape, size and clarity
  • Includes gift box and fun message coasters
  • Lifetime warranty with a 100% refund guarantee

Price: $23.97 (Set of 4)

  1. Libbey Stemless 12-piece Wine Glass Set

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Libbey Stemless 12-piece Wine Glass Set

Stemless wine glasses have grown in popularity, and for good reason: they’re casual but classy, stylish but stable (even after the first glass or two of wine). This 12-piece glass set from Libby looks great on a table and in your hand, and the ergonomic design is well-balanced to prevent tipping and breakage.

Key Features:

  • Includes six 16.75-ounce stemless red wine glasses and six 17-ounce stemless white wine glasses
  • Durable and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
  • Lead-free, made in the USA

Price: $19.99 (Set of 12)

  1. Paksh Novelty Italian White Wine Glasses

Paksh Novelty Italian White Wine Glasses

Featuring luminous and luxurious Italian craftsmanship, these white wine glasses bring some classic styling to your home and bar. The laser-cut glass complements natural hand contours, while the lead-free Star Glass produces an ultra-clear, pure and beautiful wine glass with uniformly thin rims and a smooth and slender stem that is satisfying to hold.

Key Features:

  • Lead-free Star Glass for ultra-clear, pure, and stunning glasses
  • Made in Italy
  • Shatter-resistant & dishwasher safe

Price: $19.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Bormioli Rocco Restaurant Red Wine Glass

Bormioli Rocco Restaurant Red Wine Glass

Using the finest natural resources, Bormioli Rocco has crafted these high-quality, lead-free, 18-ounce wine glasses finished with organic glazes. Fashioned from Star Glass – a lead-free, purified and ultra-clear glass – these beautiful and durable goblets feature reinforced stems and uniformly thin glass for a delicate goblet and smooth rim.

Key Features:

  • Lead-free Star Glass for ultra-clear, pure, and stunning glasses
  • Made in Italy
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $18.58 (Set of 4)

  1. Paksh Novelty Italian Red Wine Glasses

Paksh Novelty Italian Red Wine Glasses

Partner to Paksh Novelty’s white wine glasses (above), these 18-ounce red wine glasses are made from luminous and luxurious, Italian-crafted glass – a beautiful addition to your bar top and a joy to hold in your hand. The laser-cut glass produces reinforced stems and uniformly thin rims, to help enhance the perceived flavor and quality of your favorite full-bodied red.

Key Features:

  • Lead-free Star Glass for ultra-clear, pure, and stunning glasses
  • Made in Italy
  • Shatter-resistant & dishwasher safe

Price: $19.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Libbey Wine Party 12-piece Stemware Glass Set

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Libbey Wine Party 12-piece Stemware Glass Set

A stemmed pairing to Libbey’s stemless offerings, these 12.75-ounce wine glasses adapt well to both red and white wines – the perfect choice for when you hold formal and casual parties alike. The narrow, tall stem adds an elegant touch, and is also comfortable to hold in your hand. We appreciate that these long-stemmed glasses are durable enough for the dishwasher.

Key Features:

  • Shaped to equally accentuate red and white wines
  • Lead-free, made in the USA
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $27.39 (Set of 12)

  1. Bella Vino Old-Fashioned, Carved Crystal Wine Glasses

Bella Vino Old-Fashioned, Carved Crystal Wine Glasses

If you’re after a classic style for your bar, these glasses from Bella Vino are an excellent choice. Taking cues from European classical style elements and the Chinese retro style, the result is a simple but low-key goblet perfectly shaped to complement the strength and complexity of your favorite wine. These are also well suited to drinking whiskey, champagne, rum, vodka and other spirits.

Key Features:

  • Cup shape determines the contact point of wine with your taste buds
  • Lead-free, mercury-free and environmentally friendly materials
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Price: $15.99 (Set of 4)

  1. Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Pure Stemware Collection

Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Pure Stemware Collection

The Pure stemware collection from Schott Zwiesel is crafted from lead-free Tritan Crystal glass, a non-lead crystal that resists breakage, scratching, chipping, and even heat. Featuring fashionable designs and sharp, crisp lines for a stylish geometric look, these wine glasses offer a moderate stem height and excellent balance – a perfect look for your home and feel for your hand.

Key Features:

  • Available for: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cabernet, Champagne Flute, Sauvignon Blanc, Stemless Bordeaux, and Stemless Burgundy
  • Lead-free Tritan Crystal Glass
  • Dishwasher safe – chip, scratch & break resistant

Price: $65.18 (Set of 6)

  1. Mikasa Cheers White Wine Glasses

Mikasa Cheers White Wine Glasses

Set a festive mood at any gathering, with these white wine glasses from Mikasa. You won’t need wine charms or other markers with these glasses, which feature fun and precision-etched designs to make it easy to differentiate each glass with dots, lines, swirls, and squiggles. Of course, it’s not just the look but also the function: these glasses are perfect for any white or red (although they’re best suited to light and crisp whites).

Key Features:

  • Distinctive designs – no more wine charms needed
  • Goblets crafted for white wine, but especially suited to light and crisp white wines
  • Hand-wash recommended

Price: $22.83 (Set of 6)

  1. Riedel VINUM Bordeaux/Merlot/Cabernet Wine Glasses

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Riedel VINUM Bordeaux/Merlot/Cabernet Wine Glasses

This beautiful stemware set from Riedel are specifically shaped to highlight your favorite and full-bodied red wine – specifically, reds with high tannin levels (ex. Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, and Tempranillo), as the 21 ½-ounce, lead crystal bowl is shaped to direct wine to where you perceive sweetness.

Key Features:

  • Shaped to highlight full-bodied wines, including Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, and Tempranillo
  • Glasses stand an elegant 8 7/8 inches high
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $107.58 (Set of 8)

  1. MKSA Crystal Goblets Red Wine Glasses

MKSA Crystal Goblets Red Wine Glasses

These 15.3-ounce wine glasses from MKSA are perfectly shaped and crafted for your favorite reds, including Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, and Merlot. What’s more, they’re robust and durable enough for everyday use – or, elegant enough to serve at a chic gathering. The fine rims make for a superior wine experience, and the slender stems and rounded bowls feel wonderful in the hand.

Key Features:

  • Ideally shaped for shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and other red wines
  • Designed for function and classic, balanced beauty
  • Dishwasher safe, break and chip-resistant

Price: $37.99 (Set of 6)

  1. JoyJolt Spirits Stemless Wine Glasses

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JoyJolt Spirits Stemless Wine Glasses

Drink to joy with these JoyJold Spirits wine glasses. Constructed from thick, high-quality glass, these glasses are shatter-resistant and extremely durable – enough, even, to serve margaritas at the pool or smoothies to the kids with nary a worry. The result is a classic, elegant, no-fuss and modern 15-ounce glass that serves as the perfect vessel for water, wine, cocktails, and other cold beverages.

Key Features:

  • Stemless base provides superior stability
  • Durable, thick glass is shatter-resistant
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $12.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Schott Zwiesel Forte Red Wine

Schott Zwiesel Forte Red Wine

German-based Schott Zwiesel, which is appropriately located on Bavaria’s famed “Glass Road,” is back with these lovely red wine glasses. Crafted from lead-free Tritan crystal, these robust goblets are break-, chip-, scratch- and stain-resistant – a glass that looks as delicate as the finest crystal but performs as well as the most durable glass.

Key Features:

  • Available as: Burgundy / Beaujolais, Burgundy/Light Red & White, Champagne Flute, Claret Burgundy, Claret Goblet, Red Wine, Rocks, Small All Purpose, Universal, Water/Beverage, White Wine, White Wine/Sweeter White, and Wine/Water Goblet
  • Made in Germany
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $59.99 (Set of 6)

  1. RÖD Wine Red Wine Glasses

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RÖD Wine Red Wine Glasses

Size does matter – or so says RÖD! These red wine glasses promise an exceptional wine-drinking experience, thanks to a design that’s shaped to perfectly aerate your favorite red while keeping its delicate and intoxicating aroma in the glass, exactly where it belongs. (It works so well, even mediocre wines taste good; great wines, of course, taste amazing!)

Key Features:

  • Delivered in an exquisite gift box
  • Lead-free and nontoxic glass
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee

Price: $46.90 (Set of 3)

  1. Backyard Bum Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glasses

Backyard Bum Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glasses

#Adulting. Classy wine-drinkers understand the struggle: portable wine glasses always look like they’re more suited to a college dorm than your grown-up backyard. Luckily, Backyard Bum has solved this conundrum brilliantly, with elegant wine glasses that are completely portable, hassle-free and, best of all, unbreakable! Seriously. You can take them anywhere. Plus, they look good.

Key Features:

  • Completely unbreakable T-304 stainless steel is dishwasher-safe
  • BPA free stainless steel
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee

Price: $23.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Genevieve Avani Lifestyles Handmade 100% Crystal Wine Glasses

Genevieve Avani Lifestyles Handmade 100% Crystal Wine Glasses

There’s nothing quite like handmade, is there? These lovely, 100% crystal wine glasses from Genevieve Avani Lifestyles showcase beautiful, handmade craftsmanship – the work of skilled artisans, leveraged to craft an amazing wine-drinking experience. Toast to classic style and elegance, with these goblets modeled after the glasses of 50 years ago.

Key Features:

  • Handcrafted and hand-blown by incredibly skilled artisans
  • Recyclable packaging made from molded wood pulp
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Price: $23.19 (Set of 2)

  1. bleuprint Silicone Wine Glasses

bleuprint Silicone Wine Glasses

If stainless steel wine glasses don’t whet your whistle, then give these silicone options a try. The soft, malleable materials are completely unbreakable – not to mention, 100% dishwasher safe and easy to clean. The result is a glass perfect for both white and red wines – no stains, either! – and also ideally suited to serving sparkling cider or juice, so your kids can celebrate special occasions, too.

Key Features:

  • 100% BPA-free and eco-friendly materials
  • Made without the use of any chemicals or toxins
  • Unbreakable, easy-to-clean and dishwasher safe

Price: $10.99 (Set of 4)

  1. MosesMo Premium Unbreakable Wine Glasses

MosesMo Premium Unbreakable Wine Glasses

When you’re planning a sophisticated gathering, look to these shatterproof, unbreakable clear plastic glasses. These elegant goblets from MosesMo offer a stylish silhouette: a timeless, classic and stemless cup design that feels luxurious and graceful, and yet is also lightweight for a comfortable feel in your hand and on your lip.

Key Features:

  • BPA free and with no toxic or harmful substances
  • Shatterproof and easy to clean
  • 100% risk-free purchase

Price: $10.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Elixir Glassware Large Red Wine or White Wine Glasses

Elixir Glassware Large Red Wine or White Wine Glasses

Elevate fine wine to an art form, with these beautiful glasses that offer a contemporary and stylish design: extremely clear crystal, a cylindrical body, and a slender stem to gracefully showcase sparkling wines, reds, and whites. The 100% lead-free crystal is crafted from ultra-clear materials, with all the sparkle and flair of traditional crystal, but tempered for durability and shaped to preserve the flavors and aromas of your favorite wines.

Key Features:

  • Each glass is masterfully hand-blow and shaped by skilled artisans
  • 100% lead-free crystal
  • 1-year satisfaction guarantee

Price: $29.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Luminarc Nuance 10.5-Ounce Goblet

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Luminarc Nuance 10.5-Ounce Goblet

These 10.5-ounce wine goblets from Luminarc are the answer to the question, “what glass should we use tonight?” It’s a basic set and an all-purpose design, with a clear stem base and one-shape-fits-all design that adapts well to both reds and whites. Plus, with 12 glasses, you’ll never want for a goblet when you welcome unexpected company.

Key Features:

  • Crafted by Luminarc, a trusted company with a heritage of quality
  • Suited to red, white and sparkling wines
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $20.54 (Set of 12)

  1. Libbey Classic 4-piece White Wine Glass Set

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Libbey Classic 4-piece White Wine Glass Set

If you’re after classic, then you’ll love these white wine glasses from Libbey. Offering a clean, clear and simple design with a fresh and contemporary personality, these are the perfect choice to house your favorite chardonnay, Riesling, or pinot grigio. What’s more, these glasses are carefully crafted to deliver balanced weight and a rounded rim – a pleasure to hold and to enjoy.

Key Features:

  • Iconic and enduring glass shape has been in style for 50+ years
  • Lead-free and made in the USA
  • Durable and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup

Price: $17.74 (Set of 4)

  1. Villeroy & Boch Ovid Wine Glass Box Set

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Villeroy & Boch Ovid Wine Glass Box Set

This boxed set from Villeroy & Boch holds 100% lead-free crystal wine glasses, with three separate and distinct shapes for the essential wine needs: white wine glasses, red wine glasses, and champagne flutes. They are durable enough for everyday use, elegant enough for entertaining, and stylish enough to pull out for your yearly holiday parties.

Key Features:

  • Includes glasses for red wine, white wine, and champagne
  • Made in Germany
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $52.02 (Set of 12)

  1. Ozeri Moderna Artisan Series Double Wall Insulated Wine Glasses

Ozeri Moderna Artisan Series Double Wall Insulated Wine Glasses

Crafted from durable, heat- and condensation-resistant, mouth-blown borosilicate glass of the highest quality, come these Moderna double-walled wine glasses. The 10-ounce glasses are insulated to suspend wine within an inner chamber, to create an attention-grabbing effect and preserve red and white wines at their ideal serving (and enjoying!) temperatures.

Key Features:

  • Patented double-wall design preserves wine’s ideal serving temperature
  • Stronger and more durable than standard glass; they’re even microwave- and freezer-safe!
  • Satisfaction guaranteed with a no-hassle warranty

Price: $29.95 (Set of 4)

  1. Riedel Vinum Extreme Cabernet Wine Glass

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Riedel Vinum Extreme Cabernet Wine Glass

Riedel joins the “pleasure-glass concept” to develop glasses that adapt to the denser, more concentrated and tastier wines of today. The result is this set of elegant and lovely crystal wine glasses, shaped in varietal-specific bowls for the ultimate wine-drinking experience. Each glass is machine-blown for extreme precision to detail, including the tapered swirling rim and diamond-shaped design that enables your favorite varietals to breathe propertly.

Key Features:

  • Available for: Cabernet/Merlot, Champagne, Oaked Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rosé, and Syrah/Shiraz
  • Optimally transmits each varietal’s aroma and flavor
  • Dishwasher safe

Price: $46.80-$57.58 (Set of 2)

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