As we’re closing in on a full year in quarantine, there’s never been a better time to buy a new set of wine glasses. And finding the best wine glasses is one of those things that can feel intimidating, especially if you’re buying some for a fellow wine snob. Now look, if you want to get crazy technical and “inside baseball,” there are all types of details you can consider when buying wine glasses. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated. You don’t have to be a sommelier who can tell the exact year a wine’s been barreled just by one swish and sniff (cue wine jokes here). Because look, you don’t need to be well-versed in every type of wine to know you like to drink it.
So we’ve pulled together a non-intimidating list of the best wine glasses, whether you’re looking for red wine glasses, white wine glasses, stemless, etc. We’ve got something that will fit the bill. Because it’s been a tough year and Mama needs a glass of vino. Or like, three.
*And if you’re not a wine drinker, many of these picks will work just as well with your booze-free beverage of choice.
Best Red Wine Glasses
If you’re looking for an all-around great set of red wine glasses that feel special but aren’t overly expensive, this set has a near-5 star rating on Amazon. Whether you’re enjoying a Merlot or a Malabec, these Italian-style wine glasses do the trick.
These red wine glasses are technically best for “soft bodied” red wines (meaning lighter, less bold reds like a Pinot Noir), and they’re a really great deal for higher-end wine glasses, considering they come in a set of six.
If you’re looking for something more durable than crystal glass, go for these copper coated stemmed wine glasses. They’re shatterproof, so they’re perfect for enjoying outside on the patio or porch.
Best White Wine Glasses
The unique shape of these stemmed glasses gives them a more contemporary look, but it also allows your Chardonnay or white wine of choice to breathe. And even though the stems look delicate and extra “leggy,” the glasses are still dishwasher safe.
This pair of Kate Spade wine glasses make a great engagement gift (or any gift for a couple), because they’re sophisticated, but the frosted pattern gives them just the right amount of whimsy.
Best Unique Wine Glasses
Estelle Colored Glass is arguably the most Instagrammable glass company out there, and you can spend hours just scrolling through the brand’s candy colored wine glasses. They’re wildly popular and sell out like hot cakes. This particular set also comes in vibrant shades of blue or mint, if pink isn’t your thing.
We could stare at these lustered wine glasses all day. The unique design catches the light in the most beautiful way, and the gold rim and semi-fluted shape makes them look extra fancy.
If you want a more retro vibe, go for a goblet. A goblet-style wine glass has a lot of heft and feels more stately. This gorgeous one comes in a stunning shade of cornflower blue.
Best Stemless Wine Glasses
If you want a portable, durable tumbler that’s perfect for picnics or pool days, Corkcicle is the best on the market. It’s triple-insulated to keep cold drinks cold (and hot drinks hot), so it’s perfect for wine or beverages of the non-alcoholic sort. And it comes in 20+ styles and colors (“color block shortcake” pictured here).
These vibrant stemless wine glasses are colorful, but also feel very “artsy” and sophisticated. They’re great with every type of wine: white, red, sparkling or rosé.
And now just for fun: a set of Mickey and Minnie stemless wine glasses. Because what’s more comforting than pouring a tall glass of wine, snacking on some cheese and watching a classic Disney movie?