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post #6406 of 11478
Amazon sells the glasses I want only in packs of six

I'll take a look at crate and barrel. I thought they only sold glasses with lips but maybe they have better stuff too
post #6407 of 11478
Their stuff ranges from low end up to Riedel/Reidel IIRC.
post #6408 of 11478
Williams Sonoma has a line of Baccarat DOF glasses that are about half that of most of the in-house Baccarat patterns. I have a pair in addition to having a pair of the Harmonie pattern DOF's.

The only major difference is that the WS pattern is noticeably thicker, which is not necessarily a deal-breaker when it comes to DOF glasses like it is with wine glasses.

I also have the WS pattern Bordeaux glasses made by Baccarat and they are very nicely made, in addition to being nicely designed. They are quite significantly less expensive than a comparable In-house pattern.
post #6409 of 11478
the bigger question is WTF are you doing with 1 each of 8 types of glasses? As you age, you will inevitably have friends over, and you'll look like a douche giving Suzie a Chardonnay glass, Ivan a Pinot Noir glass, and Latrell a whiskey glass. White glasses, red glasses, champ flutes, and then something for water. 6 of each. It's all I do.
post #6410 of 11478
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

As you age, you will inevitably have friends over, and you'll look like a douche giving Suzie a Chardonnay glass, Ivan a Pinot Noir glass, and Latrell a whiskey glass.

Iunno, sounds like the start of a rockin' good party to me
post #6411 of 11478
until Suzie breaks her glass and this jackass has to go and buy a new one should he ever want to have Bourgogne Blanc ever again.
post #6412 of 11478
Or you could, you know, just drink the wine out of anything convenient that holds liquid...
post #6413 of 11478
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Or you could, you know, just drink the wine out of anything convenient that holds liquid...

 

 

 

post #6414 of 11478
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the bigger question is WTF are you doing with 1 each of 8 types of glasses? As you age, you will inevitably have friends over, and you'll look like a douche giving Suzie a Chardonnay glass, Ivan a Pinot Noir glass, and Latrell a whiskey glass. White glasses, red glasses, champ flutes, and then something for water. 6 of each. It's all I do.

I don't want 1. I just don't need 6. Have no idea what I'm going to do with 6 of each type of glass. I don't regularly have dinner parties with like a dozen people
post #6415 of 11478
I would at least get four of each, most apartments can handle two couples.

Also, I have a set of champagne glasses, but I was surprised to see that while in champagne the smaller producers really only served it in white wine glasses.

A good friend of mine has every serving apparatus in crystal or sterling that one could imagine, however he's only ever served champagne or spirits in a set of sterling silver cups he's partial to. So, mind you, there is room for different takes on this.
post #6416 of 11478
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I would at least get four of each, most apartments can handle two couples.

Also, I have a set of champagne glasses, but I was surprised to see that while in champagne the smaller producers really only served it in white wine glasses.

A good friend of mine has every serving apparatus in crystal or sterling that one could imagine, however he's only ever served champagne or spirits in a set of sterling silver cups he's partial to. So, mind you, there is room for different takes on this.

 

Sterling is for Jefferson Cups and Mint Juleps.  The crushed ice builds a nice sweat on the Cup, and you wrap a rolled cotton or linen napkin 'round the Cup to protect your hand from the cold.

 

Pewter will do in a pinch.

 

Champagne: flutes, to allow for maximum travel by the bubbles.

post #6417 of 11478
fuck the bubbles. White wine glasses for Champagne.
post #6418 of 11478
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I don't want 1. I just don't need 6. Have no idea what I'm going to do with 6 of each type of glass. I don't regularly have dinner parties with like a dozen people

That math only makes sense if you have two people sharing the same glass...

IDK, is your apartment really that small? Six is not a large number for a set of glasses and you're going to get breakage.

Btw, I'm more or less with Gome on glasses. I have Burg for Pinot based wines, Bord that I use for all other reds, and Chards for all whites. Toss in some Champ flutes and I'd argue anyone that does not find that to be enough different types of stems is probably too annoying to have over. These are all about $7 a stem Schotts from Amazon in their Tritium lineup.
post #6419 of 11478
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

Sterling is for Jefferson Cups and Mint Juleps.  The crushed ice builds a nice sweat on the Cup, and you wrap a rolled cotton or linen napkin 'round the Cup to protect your hand from the cold.

Pewter will do in a pinch.

Champagne: flutes, to allow for maximum travel by the bubbles.

I hope that you're intentionally missing the point I made.
post #6420 of 11478
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

Champagne: flutes, to allow for maximum travel by the bubbles.

Um, no. The rationale behind flutes is a smaller surface area to slow the dissipation of carbonation and has nothing to do with "maximum travel by the bubbles."
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