First made by Duralex almost 80 years ago, Picardie glasses are classic French bistro glasses. They were also used in the dining halls of British schools for many years. They're simple, durable, versatile. They're stackable, comfortable to hold, and the perfect weight. And, amazingly, they're inexpensive.
We bought our vintage glasses at the Alameda Flea last year, but you can get the modern versions at Williams-Sonoma or Crate & Barrel.
A few days ago we ate at a new little French bistro in our neighborhood. It seemed perfect that our French cider was served in a Picardie glass.
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