The time has come once again to recognize the finest in the wine glass market. And this year’s best wine glasses are nothing but amazing.
Here are the best wine glasses in all categories, from red wine glasses to white wine glasses to bubbles. From best buys to collectibles.
We’ve lined up wine glasses to complete your glassware set and take your wine enjoyment to the next level. Timeless pieces to share your passion for wine with your friends and family, because wine is all about sharing, right?
Let’s meet this year’s best wine glasses — 11 of our favorite wine glasses in 2022.
- Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate All-Purpose Wine Glass (Best Overall)
- Riedel Vinum Wine Glasses (Second Best Overall)
- ROD Red Wine Lead-Free Titanium Crystal Glass (Best For Red Wine)
- Paksh Novelty White Wine Glasses (Best For White Wine)
- Riedel Extreme Rose/Champagne Wine Glass (Best For Champagne)
- LUXU Wine Glass Set (Best Budget)
- LSA International Wine Champagne Saucer (Best Coupe)
- Gabriel-Glas StandArt Wine Glass (For Elegance)
- Zalto Denk’Art Luxury Crystal Glass (Best Luxury Set)
- Waterford Classic Flute (Best Flute)
- Dragon Glassware Stemless Wine Glass Set (Best Stemless)
Buying Guide: How To Select A Good Wine Glass
Selecting a wine glass is a big commitment, not for the price but for the connection you make with your stemware collection.
Every wine style can be enjoyed at its fullest in the right glass. When selecting a wine glass, consider the following factors.
There are many different types of materials used to make wine glasses, but they can be broken down into two main categories — lead crystal (durable) or fine crystal (lightweight).
Lead crystal glasses contain (as its name suggests) significant amounts of lead — about 25% lead in its composition. This type of glassware is usually more aesthetically-pleasing than regular crystal glasses but they are not recommended.
Fine crystal glasses, on the other hand, are typically manufactured with a high-quality, lead-free base material. As such, they are better suited for the consumption of wine.
Consider the shape of the glass — do you prefer bowl or stemless design; flute or coupe?
Believe it or not, design does matter when it comes to the type of wine. For example, flute glasses are typically used for champagnes while bowl glasses are better for red wines because red wines generally need a larger surface area to “breathe”.
Choosing the right size wine glass can be a little tricky. The first thing you should do is take into account how big your hand span is so that way, you will know what to look for when picking out glasses in-store or online.
The decision of which wine glass will suit your preference must be based on many factors, including:
- Hand span and finger length (for handling)
- Type of drinker (weight-conscious people may prefer smaller sizes with narrower stems if they want more servings per bottle)
- Drinking habits — those who like to sip slowly may choose larger bowls; drinkers looking for fewer calories may opt for wider-mouth glasses
How to select a good wine glass depends on the wine you enjoy. To make it easier, check out our list of best wine glasses and see which wine glasses sing to you!
Best Overall – Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate All-Purpose Wine Glass
The Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate is a well-rounded, all-purpose 16-ounce glass that will swoon wine experts and enthusiasts alike.
The large chimney-shaped vase is designed to bring out the best of a wide variety of grapes, both white and red. It’s this versatility that earned the Libbey glass the number one spot on the list.
This is a lead-free and BPA-free everyday wine glass, and it’s dishwasher safe and resistant, too — beauty in simplicity, a wine glass that checks all the right boxes.
Second Best Overall – Riedel Vinum Wine Glasses
Riedel does it once again, with a fantastic white wine glass designed to bring the best of two of the most complex and aromatic wine grapes, Chardonnay, and Viognier.
This beauty holds 12 ounces within a tall, 8-inch, thin glass that’s as practical as nice looking. The very essence of pleasantry made with fine crystal — worthy of the noblest of white wine grapes.
Vinum is one of Riedel’s most respected collections for good looks and practicality. This is a great value right here.
Best For Red Wine – ROD Red Wine Lead-Free Titanium Crystal Glass
A massively large 22oz globe-shaped bowl makes the striking Rod Wine glass the best red wine glass of the year.
Just feeling the balanced glass in your hand makes any moment instantly better. Delicate, but sturdy, thin and resistant. What a bliss!
The ROD wineglass is lead-free and ecologically produced in Bohemia, Czech Republic, with what the brand calls Titanium Crystal — whatever that is, it’s gorgeous!
The box carrying these glasses is handsome, too, making the red wine glasses by ROD Wine a perfect gift.
Best For White Wine – Paksh Novelty White Wine Glasses
No one understands white wine like the Italians. And the beautiful Paksh wine glass is proof of that.
The perfect size, a 15-ounce capacity, is made with Star Glass: a lead-free ultra-clear material with a bling.
The stout, bulb-shaped bowl, the weight, the thinness, this white wine glass excels in every category.
Comfortable, resistant, and classy, the elegant 21cm glass is a textbook example of Italian slickness.
Best For Champagne – Riedel Extreme Rose/Champagne Wine Glass
And now, for our favorite category, bubbles!
Long gone are the days of ultra-thin Champagne flutes, now you want some space to swirl those bubbly wines around.
The Riedel Extreme Rosé and Champagne glass top this category for its versatility. The diamond-shaped bowl nicely enhances pink wines, as the colors are really heightened.
For sparkling wines, the glass allows for endless streams of fine bubbles, and you get to experience all the aromas in your favorite bubbly wines.
Best Budget – LUXU Wine Glass Set
For the price, these wide Burgundy glasses are the very best in the market.
Oak Chardonnay and Pinot Noir both present themselves beautifully in these 23-ounce globe-shaped vases.
These are quite thin and have laser-cut edges for an impeccable experience, and the lightweight, balance, and crystal clarity make them beautiful, too.
The LUXU wine glasses are the best wine glasses for a budget, but don’t think for a second they don’t deliver. You can’t ask for much more.
Best Coupe – LSA International Wine Champagne Saucer
Coupe wine glasses are experiencing a comeback in 2022, and it’s well-deserved. These gorgeous glasses make an impact — they’re evocative of better times, the golden age of sparkling wine.
The LSA coupe or saucer glasses are designed for catering events and sizeable crowds, they’re resistant and easily washable.
Think of the possibilities for a second. Perhaps it’s time to bring back the glamor and striking impression of a Champagne fountain. How’s that for your next party?
For Elegance – Gabriel-Glas StandArt Wine Glass
Aren’t these Gabriel-Glas wine glasses sublime?
This is Austrian crystal to impress. An elegant yet durable multi-purpose glass that allows a nice wine surface, therefore, expressive wine.
These are called StandArt for a reason; they’re masterpieces and authentic works of art. Preferred by many wineries across the globe, Gabriel-Glas delivers every time, no matter the wine style.
This is the ‘One for All’ wine glass, and it made this year’s list not only for its beauty but its practicality.
Best Luxury Set – Zalto Denk’Art Luxury Crystal Glass
Zalto is hands-down the ultimate wine experience when it comes to wine glasses. It’s the shape, design, and especially the lightweight construction, they’re fantastic.
The featherweight ultra-thin glasses are beyond compare. Holding Zalto stemware gives you the chills!
This six wine glass set comprises the company’s versatile Denk’Art white and red wine glass. It represents the best of the best, and again, this year, Zalto remains unmatched and in its own category.
Best Flute – Waterford Classic Flute
Waterford Crystal made the list with this well-rounded, dependable flute glasses for their straightforwardness and charm.
A reliable flute glass with a thin, stylish body worthy of the most memorable occasions. The glamorous V-shape takes the wine category to the next level of design and comfort.
Holding these flutes turns any get-together into a celebration, and that makes them more than worthy of being considered amongst the best wine glasses of 2022.
Best Stemless – Dragon Glassware Stemless Wine Glass Set
Last but not least, the fan-fave category of stemless wine glasses features the interestingly-shaped Dragon glasses.
The curved indentations provide ergonomic comfort while making these beauties more than pleasing to the eye.
Ideal for casual encounters and versatile enough to use for cocktails and other drinks, these are just fun wine glasses, and that’s what wine is all about.
Resistant, dishwasher-safe, reliable, and suitable for everyday use. The Dragon glasses surpass all expectations.
This year has been one for the books. Wine glass companies worldwide have taken the stemware market to new heights.
With exciting new brands joining the timeless classics, we have fantastic wine glasses to pick and choose.
Enjoy the best wine glasses in 2022 and experience your favorite fermented drink with style.
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