Wine glasses are a basic dining necessity that takes some thinking about. Glass, crystal, red, white, stemless, tall or petite; there's a lot to consider when making a purchase. The good news is that simple stemware is available at almost every price. If you're not looking to entirely break the bank, here are some good options for basic (not boring) wine glasses.
- At $2 a pop, IKEA's Hederlig glasses are as basic as basic gets. There's been some talk about them breaking easily, but at least you won't be heartbroken if they do.
- CB2's stemware ranges from $2.50 - $5 per glass, depending on the range. The slim Rona range is particularly lovely to look at.
- Fishs Eddy stocks glass stemware from $4 each and crystal options from $9. The super-simple Reserve Win 12.5 oz is on the lower end of the scale.
- Crate & Barrel's wine glasses are very popular, with fans touting good looks and value for money. There are styles to suit all tastes, which range from $3 each for a stemless glass to $18 for a pink-hued Cameo glass.
- Target has a large range of wineglass options, both in store and online. They start at $10 for a set of four stemless glasses and reach $40 for four Riedel Vivant Red Wine Glasses.
- Finnish company Iittala has been making beautiful glassware since 1881. For those with slightly larger budgets, as set of four Essence Red Wine Glasses can be had for $72.
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