Guide To Wine Glasses: How They Look & Where To Get Them

Guide To Wine Glasses

How They Look

Where to Find Them

The wine you drink will require a specific style of glass that will enhance the full serving experience .

In order to fully enjoy ones wine collection, this guide to wine glasses will  provide knowledge of the various shapes, styles and composition of glasses.

A wine glass is a type of stemware that is used to drink and taste wine it is generally composed of 3 parts: the bowl. Stem, and the foot.  Selection pf a particular wine glass for a wine style is important, as the glass shape can influence its’ perception.

Please watch the video below to description of wine glasses.

There is an array of different wine glasses that are shaped and sized in a particular way to enhance the flavours of particular wines.  For that reason, there are glasses specifically for red, white, sparkling, and dessert wine, to begin the list.



Guide to Wine Glasses

Standard Red Wine Glass

Guide to Wine Glasses





Red wine glass
The glass has a large bowl which helps the wine’s aromas and flavors to develop better, enhancing your experience.
Product dimensions
Height: 7 ”
Volume: 10 oz
Package quantity: 6 pack
Height: 18 cm
Volume: 30 cl
Package quantity: 6 pack
Key features
Åsa Gray
Package Information
Article Number: 300.151.23
Quantity: 1
Width: 7 ¼ ” (19 cm)
Height: 6 ¾ ” (17 cm)
Length: 9 ¾ ” (25 cm)
Weight: 2 lb 8 oz (1.13 kg)
Care instructions
Product description: Glass
Red 2
Bella Vino Red Wine Glasses
Pack of 2
Lead Free
Short Stem
Premium Crystal glass
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 3.2 x 9.8 inches
Item Weight: 14.4 oz
Manufacturer: Bella Vino
Item model  #BV-U-1
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Villeroy & Boch Purismo Red Wine Full Bodied Glass
Set of 4
Color: clear
Size: 8.25 inch
Dishwasher Safe



Lenox Tuscany Classics Bordeaux
Set of 4
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 8.7 inches
Item Weight: 3.6 pounds
Department: unisex
Manufacturer: Lenox
ASIN: B00006J00Y
Shipping Advisory: this item must be shipped separately from other items in your order.  Additional shipping charges will not apply
Item Model #: 6099790
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Mikasa Julie 4 pc Bordeaux Wine Glass Set
Color: Clear
A perfect addition to any home bar, this Mikasa wine glass set is perfect for entertaining.
Product Features:
Clear elegant crystal shines beautifully in the light
High quality crystal ensures lasting quality
4 21.5 oz. Bordeaux wine glasses
Dishwasher safe
Model #: 16002SET/4
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Riedel Visum Bordeaux Glasses
8 Piece Set
Adhering to the Riedel principle of content commands shape, these Vinum wine glasses feature a large bowl to highlight the unique qualities of Bordeaux, Merlot and other robust reds. High-quality crystal makes the set as beautiful as it is functional, perfect for any table and occasion.
Made in Germany
Dimension: 8.9 in.
Holds: 21.5 oz
Includes 8 Glasses for the price of 6
Value Set



Luminarc: Rioga 8 Oz Crystal Burgundy Goblets on a Stem
Volume: 8 oz
Made of Fine Glass using Crystal Clear Technology
Durable and Scratch Resistant
Dishwasher safe
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Red Vanilla Viola Set of 6 Burgundy Wine Glasses
These bulb-shaped Viola burgundy wine glasses by Red Vanilla are designed to capture wines’ nuanced tastes and aromas.
thin stems
footed base
Hand wash
19 0z. capacity
set of 6
Burgundy #
Luigi Bormioli Parma Set of 6 Burgundy Wine Glasses
The classic design of these high-quality burgundy glasses is perfect for sipping your favorite cocktail at your next dinner party or on a relaxing night at home.
machine blown in Italy
glass made from Luigi Bormioli SON hyx formula
lead-free glass
each glass has 13 oz capacity
set of 6

Pino Noir

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Wine Enthusiast Fusion Classic Pinot Noir Wine Glasses
Set of 4
World most break resistant wine glasses
Lightweight magnesium is fused with brilliant European crystal
Withstands the wear and tear of everyday use and never dulls or clouds
Varietal Specific
Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 9 in.
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Department: unisex
Manufacturer: Wine Enthusiast (Kitchen)
Model # 704 01 04
Pinot noir 2
Williams Sonoma Estate Pinot Noir Wine Glasses
Set of 2
Since 1956, innovation, quality and craftsmanship have been part of the Williams Sonoma legacy. Our signature Estate Pinot Noir glasses embody that philosophy in their sleek lines, beautiful proportions and varietal-enhancing bowls. Refined and versatile, the glasses are ideal for formal entertaining, flight tastings and everyday enjoyment.
  • Designed in-house in collaboration with expert sommeliers, winemakers and chefs.
  • Glasses are masterfully mouth-blown of clear, lead-free glass.
  • Shaped to capture the complex characteristics of light- to medium-bodied red wines, such as Pinot Noir, Barbera, Gamay and Dolcetto.
  • The bowl’s wide base exposes wine to air so it can breathe and develop, while sloped sides direct wine to the front of the palate to highlight its balanced fruit and acidity.
  • Set of two.


  • 20.2-oz. cap., 9 1/2″ high.
  • Made in Turkey.
  • Dishwasher safe

Williams and Sonoma



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Riedel  Wine Glasses Vinum Pinot Noir
Set of 2
Product Details:
Adhering to the Riedel principle of content commands shape, these Vinum wine glasses highlight the rich fruit while tempering the high acidity of full-bodied reds. High-quality crystal makes the set as beautiful as it is functional, perfect for any table and occasion.
  • Holds 24.75 oz.
  • Dimension: 8.25″
  • Recommended for Barbaresco, Barbera, Barolo, Burgundy (red), Gamay, Nebbiolo & Pinot Noir
  • Machine-blown lead crystal
  • Dishwasher safe



Cabernet Sauvignon


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Elegance 9.8 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Glass
Set of 2
  • Elegance Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Glass, Pair
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Height: 25.019cm / 9.85 in Width: 11.43cm / 4.5 in
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Waterford
  • ASIN: B00N714LPY
  • Item # 701587011235



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Schott Zweifel Grace Cabernet Wine Glasses

Pay 6: Get 8


Ideal for gifting or for adding to your own collection, this stunning set by Schott Zwiesel includes eight Cabernet glasses—for the price of six. Graceful and traditional, this stemware offers premium performance for everyday use and entertaining. The company’s unique Tritan crystal technology ensures the glasses maintain their sparkling clarity for years while resisting chips and scratches. The expertly designed Cabernet glasses are shaped to concentrate the bouquets and flavors of bolder red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Malbec and Tempranillo, and their elegant curves culminate in slender, finely proportioned pulled stems.

  • Stemware combines the beauty of crystal with unsurpassed durability.
  • Best for Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo.
  • Patented Tritan titanium technology creates break-, chip- and scratch-resistant stemware.
  • Lead-free.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Made in Germany by Schott Zwiesel, famous for fine glassware innovations since 1872.
  • Set of eight.


9 3/4 in high

22 oz capacity

dishwasher safe

William Sonoma



Riedel Wine Glasses Vinum Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Set of 2
Product Details:
  • Made in Germany
  • Dimension: 8.25″
  • Holds 24.75 oz.
  • Machine-blown lead crystal
  • Dishwasher safe



White Wine Glasses

Standard White Wine Glasses


Bella Vino Short Stem White Wine Glass
2 Pack
Lead Free
Great for everyday use
Elegant but sturdy
Made from premium crystal glass
Dishwasher safe
Product Dimensions:9.1 x 3.3 x 9.1 in
Weight: 15.2 oz
Manufacturer: Bella Vino
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Bodega Wine Glasses
Set of 6
Inspired by the glassware used for everyday sipping in Spain, the Bodega Wine Glasses keep things casual.
  • Made of hand blown soda-lime glass.
  • BPA, phthalate , lead and latex free.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Imported.
  • Overall: 3″ diameter, 6″ high
  • Capacity: 5 ounces

Pottery Barn


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Schott Zwiesel Modo White Wine Glasses
Set of 4
ake a contemporary approach to fine wine with Modo, Schott Zwiesel’s distinctive, ultra-sleek stemware. The bowls are beautifully proportioned to enhance unique varietal aromas and flavors, while the angular sides showcase the wine’s color and clarity. Crafted of extremely durable Tritan crystal, Modo glasses maintain their sparkling clarity through years of daily use. These versatile white-wine glasses have a narrower profile that concentrates the bouquet and flavor of Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre and other light- to medium-bodied white wines.
  • Angular glasses combine the elegance of crystal with unsurpassed durability.
  • Patented Tritan titanium technology creates break-, chip- and scratch-resistant stemware.
  • Lead-free.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Made in Germany by Schott Zwiesel, famous for fine glassware innovations since 1872.
  • 8 1/4″ high.
  • 11.4-oz. capacity
  • Dishwasher safe

Williams and Sonoma



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Luigi Bormioli Crescendo Chardonnay Wine Glasses
Set of 4
  • Set of 4 Chardonnay glasses from Luigi Bormioli’s Crescendo stemware line; 13-ounce capacity for serving Chardonnay
  • Luigi Bormioli’s proprietary material called SON.hyx allows the glasses to be extremely break resistant and transparent.
  • 25 Year Guarantee!  The guarantee covers chipping on the rim or foot as well as any discoloration or cloudiness resulting from dishwashing.
  • Innovative glassmaking techniques produce perfectly smooth rims and edges
  • Made in Italy
  • Each 6-1/2-by-6-1/2-inch wine glass stands 9 inches high
  • 1.8 pounds

Department: unisex


Item Model #: 09626/05




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Waterford Elegance Chardonnay Wine Glasses
Set of 2
Beautifully modern, Waterford’s Elegance Collection is a testament to skilled craftsmanship. Each handmade piece boasts sparkling clarity and a sleek contemporary shape perfectly designed to enhance your enjoyment of fine wine and spirits.
  • Sparkling clarity, impeccable form, and sophisticated contemporary style
  • Crystal
  • Hand wash
  • 14.5 oz. capacity
  • Measures 3.5″ diameter x 9.25″ H
  • Imported

Bed Bath &Beyond



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Riedel Veritas Chardonnay Wine Glasses
Set of 2
The finest and lightest machine-blown lead-crystal glasses Riedel has ever offered, the tall, elegant Veritas series is distinguished by delicate pulled stems and varietal-specific bowl designs. These exquisitely thin yet strong glasses are customized to fully release the distinctive flavor and bouquet of Chardonnay and other full-bodied white varietals, offering the wine enthusiast an unparalleled tasting experience. The refined glasses are equally suited to formal occasions, flight tastings or everyday sipping.
  • Machine-blown of brilliantly clear lead crystal.
  • Best for Chardonnay and other full-bodied white and rosé wines.
  • The bowl’s wide base and sloped sides direct the flow of wine to the edges of the tongue, which picks up acidity and balances the fruit flavors in full-bodied white wines.
  • Long, slender stem creates an attractive cleft in the bottom of the bowl and is comfortable to hold.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Made in Austria by Riedel, a family-owned company famous for exquisite glassware since 1756.
  • 8 6/7″ high, 13-oz. cap.
  • Made in Austria.
  • Dishwasher safe

Williams and Sonoma


Sparkling Wine Glasses


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Spiegelau Perfect Serve Collection Compete Glass
Set of 4
Made in Germany
Designed for signature cocktails
Dishwasher safe
Product Dimension: 7.2 x 7.2 x x6 in
Weight: 2 pounds
Manufacturer: Spiegelau
ASIN: B06XP141D9
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Spiegelau Dessert/Champagne Glass
Set of 4
  • Produced in lead-free crystal
  • Glass capacity of 8-5/6 ounces each
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Arrives in an attractive giftbox
Item Weight: 2.3 pounds
Department: unisex
Manufacturer:  Spiegelau
Item Model #:471 00 50
 Marie Coup Cocktail Glass
Delicate proportions and clear as able clink
Broad, full bowl, and shorter more casual stem
7 oz.
Dimensions: 4.25 x 5.5 in
Hand wash
Made in Poland


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IKEA Svalka Champagne Flute Glass
Set of 6
  • holds 7 oz
  • Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 9 inches tall

Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.5 x 5 in

Weight: 2.4 pounds


Item Model #: SYNCHKG000033




Julie Champagne Flute Glasses
Set of 4
The Julie collection by Mikasa features clear elegant crystal that will shine beautifully in the light. These high-quality, European-made crystal Champagne Flute Glasses will coordinate beautifully with any dinnerware or flatware pattern and will make every occasion special.
Made of fine European lead free crystal and added titanium for improved durability.
Dishwasher safe.
Holds 8 ounces.
Flute 3
Riedel O Stemless Champagne Flutes
Set of 2
Riedel O Stemless Wine Glasses add a touch of casual elegance to your table. Designed as grape varietal specific tools, they are durable and stackable, tough enough for everyday use.
  • he Riedel O Stemless Champagne Flutes are for the appreciation of sparkling wines created by secondary fermentation such as Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco
  • Break resistant
  • Machine blown in Germany
  • Set of 2
  • Lead crystal
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 13.25 oz. capacity
  • Measures 4.25″ H
  • Imported

Bed Bath & Beyond



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Style setter Abigail Tulip Flutes
Set of 2
  • Material: glass
  • Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 7.75 inches
  • Capacity: 6.5 ounces
  • Coordinates with other Abigail glassware
  • Dishwasher safe

Product Dimensions: 2 x2 x7.8 in

Weight: 1 pound

Manufacturer: Style Setter


Item Model#: 229099-2FL




tulip 2

Lenox® Tuscany Classics® Tulip White Wine Glasses
Set of 4
This lovely wine glass is designed for the white wine enthusiast. White wine doesn’t require as large a glass as its red counterpart, making this stemware the perfect choice for any lighter vintage.
  • The Tuscany Classics Tulip White Wine Glass by Lenox is inspired by Italy’s beautiful Tuscany Vineyards
  • Coordinates with any china or flatware pattern
  • Set of 4
  • Crystal
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 21 oz. capacity
  • Measures 9.5″ H
  • Imported

Bed Bath & Beyond



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Luminarc Tulip Wine Glasses
Set of 12
High-quality glassware from Luminarc features graceful silhouettes specially designed to showcase the distinct flavors of different beverage types.
  • Each glass holds 12 oz.
  • Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made in USA



 Dessert and Fortified

Stolzle Experience Dessert Wine Glass
Set of 6
Capacity: 6.75 oz
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x x5.5 in
ASIN: B00W676UJ0
Riedel Vinum Port Wine Glass
Machine made fine crystal
long curved bowl, short stem
Made in Germany
Dimensions: 7.4 x 16.8 cm
Dishwasher safe
Arc International Cristal d’Arques Longchamp Diamax Sherry glass 
 Set of 6
4 oz
Made form Diamax, 100% Lead Free, Ultra clear glass
Dimensions: 13.6 x 5.5 x 8.3 in
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Manufacturer: Blockhouse Arc
ASIN: B003VM7M50
Item #: 109686


Specialty Wine Glasses

JoyJolt Spirits Stemless Wine Glasses
Set of 4
shatter resistant
Stemless base for stability
Dimensions: 7.9 x x7.8 x 4.1 in
Weight: 2.4 pounds
Manufacturer: JoyJolt
Item #: JG10210
Reidel O Wine Champagne Tumbler
Set of 2
Capacity: 9.25 oz
Height: 4.75 in
Fine Crystal
Dishwasher safe
 Dimensions:5.3 x 2.8 x 5.2 in
Weight: 1.8 oz
Manufacturer: Riedel
Item #: 0414/28
Waterford Elegance Rose´ Wine Glass
Set of 2
8.25 x 2.6 in
Hand wash
I hope this Guide to Wine Glasses has been useful in your search for the perfect glass.
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  1. Melissa

    August 23, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Wow, I didn’t realize there were different wine glasses for different wines. You provide a lot of information. I have always loved wine glasses, and though I don’t drink wine, I love to collect different ones. My favorite glass is the Lenox Tuscany Classics Tulip White Wine Glasses. I like the way the tip flips out it definitely reminds me of a tulip. I will have to share this, I am sure I am not the only person who would love to read about these glasses. Great job!

    1. Judith

      August 23, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Thank you for the comment. It is quite a list! There are more, but they cross over to more cocktail and beer type glasses.

  2. Jamie

    September 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Well I had no idea…I am not really a wine drinker, but I do love the glasses. I have quite a few wine glasses actually, but I had no idea they were for specific kinds of wine.

    As I was reading through your information, I was actually surprised that I was basically aware of what a few of them were designed for, but I did not realize how in depth it went.

    Thanks for the breakdown. Very interesting.

    If I drink white wine out of red wine glass is it going to taste bad?

    1. Judith

      September 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you for the comment. No the wine will not taste bad! But surprisingly, for some Red wines, the glass can make “difference” in the taste, but it will not make it taste bad!

  3. Maurice

    September 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I never thought that a specific type of stemware is needed for a certain type of wine.

    1. Judith

      September 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Thank you for the comment. The array of stemware can be daunting!

  4. Maurice

    September 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Recently, I have begun to drink wine regularly and I am willing to trust the author of this post as a go to resource for further wine expertise.

    1. Judith

      September 9, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Thank you for the comment. The wine learning curve can be exciting!

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