Originally Posted by itsstillmatt
We have lobmeyr crystal, and it is just beautiful stuff. For wine we use mid range Reidl, mainly because too many ignerts scoffed at the not so wine friendly lobmeyr we have and I started to get annoyed, but we still use it for Champagne and have bitchin water glasses from them engraved (or etched?) with insects.
The lobmeyr stuff makes every other glassware look cheap and dreary. There is a much bigger difference between it and the sommeliers than there is between the sommeliers and Crate and Barrel. And it is super durable. I've literally bounced them off the floor before.
Problem is these glasses are uber quality but don't really feel like wine glasses, they feel like crystal goblets. Do they have a line I've missed?
Originally Posted by constant struggle
For wine glasses I am currently using bormioli rocco and luigi bormioli ones - good shape, sturdy, no plans on upgrading until they all break.... overall a great value.
Per someone's rec here on the fora, I tried a few of the Zalto burgundy glasses and love them. Super quality.
I also bought a few of these:
They are pretty huge, but really well made.
I try to avoid using these and some of my other best stuff with a rowdy crowd. You have to accept breakage. Just have a set of lower end Schott or Riedel and accept the breakage. I've have more glasses go than I can count. In fact 2 weeks ago I was washing a glass and under almost no pressure the stem broke in my hand.