The 10 Best Stemless Wine Glasses
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in January of 2017. While some snobs may turn their noses up at stemless glasses, they can be both elegant and practical, providing a more stable vessel for enjoying wine than standard glasses. We've made sure to include a few that won't shatter even if they do take a fall, making them perfect for parties, poolside and patios. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
July 13, 2019:
At this time, we've kept a selection of stemless wine glasses that run the gamut from sleek and graceful to virtually indestructible, so there is something for all events, including fashionable formal dinners and backyard pool parties. For the former, we like the Riedel O Tumbler, Zeppoli Clear, or Fitz and Floyd Gold Luster. The Riedel O is the more popular choice, one that's made to look good on any table and last for the long-haul. Of course, these options will transfer heat from your hands to your beverage; if you'd like to avoid this issue, you might try the Casa Bellante Double-Wall. You'll need to treat it with care, however, as water tends to get inside the walls if it's cleaned in the dishwasher. But its interesting look might be worth the extra hassle. For those who need something more rugged for travel and outdoor events, we added the Clair by Goverre. Billing itself as an "adult sippy cup," it is just the ticket for a picnic or barbecue, or perhaps as an addition to a set of camping dishes. There's also the Lifefactory Indoor/Outdoor, although this particular glass does not seem as durable as it claims to be. If you select this option, we recommend that you wash it by hand.
Corkcicle Classic You might not think of insulated drinkware as particularly elegant, but the soft colors and gently sloped sides of the Corkcicle Classic may demand a new point of view. The shatterproof lid is a nice touch, as is the non-slip bottom. corkcicle.com
Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Blending utility with clean styling, the Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma are fine for everything from a solo Saturday afternoon drink to an elegant family get-together. Each is made in Germany and gives you a 22-ounce capacity for your favorite red. williams-sonoma.com
Tiffany & Co. All-Purpose If you not only enjoy breakfast at Tiffany's, but also lunch, dinner, and post-prandial beverages, then the Tiffany & Co. All-Purpose will be a welcome addition to your table. Of course, they're on the more expensive side, but their crystal construction and overall cachet make them worth it. tiffany.com