The 9 Types of Glassware Every Household Should Have
Drinking wine and beer out of the same glasses? We feel your pain! A beautiful home demands well-stocked kitchen cabinet, especially if you plan to host all of those stylish dinner soirées pinned to your Pinterest boards. To help round out your collection and ensure you have just the vessel for that very tasty artisanal cocktail you've finally mastered, we bring you the ultimate guide to glassware. Read on!
Tall and narrow, the champagne flute connotes New Year’s Eve festivities and the clinking of glasses. The slender design ensures the bubbles stay, well, bubbly.
This angled and stemmed glass is used for any cocktail served “straight up,” especially martinis and Manhattans.
A tall, slender glass with straight sides, the highball is the glass of choice for a variety of cocktails served on the rocks, as well as for mixed drinks.
The classic flared design is an ideal showcase for a bottle or can of brew.
The wide mouth and sizable bowl of a red wine glass allows the bold aromas and flavors of reds to breathe.
Meant to enhance and concentrate the aromatics of a more delicate white wine, this wine glass is more petite than the red variety.
Short and stout, a rocks glass is used for cocktails or liquor served “on the rocks,” or over ice, particularly Manhattans and Old Fashioneds.
The name says it all. This petite glass is sized and shaped with a flared form to bring out the aroma and taste of Scotch whiskey.
Unless you plan on living off of wine and cocktails only, this one is a plain-and-simple necessity.