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The 10 Best Stemless Wine Glasses for Swirling and Sipping

The internet is full of posts asking if stemless wine glasses are gauche or tacky. Some advice: Ignore pinky-in-the-air wine snobs who only drink from $100 crystal glasses. Stemless wine glasses are beautiful, and they’re here to stay. Don’t get us wrong; you shouldn’t drink wine out of a sippy cup. But there are plenty of stemless wine glasses and tumblers — from Austria’s Riedel line to the American-made Luminarc Cachet — that should satisfy all but the pickiest of oenophiles. Here are the best stemless wine glasses and tumblers for all occasions and wine styles.


Riedel O Stemless Wine Glasses

Riedel O Stemless Wine Glasses
$50 for 4 from Bed Bath & Beyond

Capacity: 21 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Germany

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The Riedel family has been in the glass industry since Johann Riedel started trading his wares in 17th-century Europe. Suffice to say that the brand has a long pedigree that speaks to the quality of its glass, and these machine-blown stemless wine glasses are no exception. Break-resistant and dishwasher-safe, the Riedel O is a stackable, crystal red wine glass meant for everyday use.


Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Masterpiece Wine Glasses

Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Masterpiece Wine Glasses
$30 for 4 from Bed Bath & Beyond

Capacity: 15.5 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Italy

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Like the Riedels, the Bormioli family has a storied history that dates back to the 17th century; their stemless wine glasses also look quite similar. That said, Bormioli’s stemless break-resistant glass — which receives high marks from customers — can be had for nearly half the price.


Bormioli Rocco Bodega Glasses

Bormioli Rocco Bodega Glasses
$61 for 12 from Amazon

Capacity: 11 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Spain

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European and en vogue, Bormioli’s bodega glasses are all the rage among Brooklyn hipsters, lifestyle bloggers, and hip restaurateurs. Even if you don’t care about that scene (neither do we), these smooth-rimmed, minimalist tumblers make versatile glasses suitable for everything from an expensive Bordeaux to a stiff screwdriver.


Luminarc Cachet Stemless Wine Glasses

Luminarc Cachet Stemless Wine Glasses
$1 for 1, $15 for 12 from Walmart

Capacity: 15 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in the USA

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At just $15 for a set of 12, Luminarc’s American-made Cachet series is an option for budget-conscious shoppers looking for sturdy, stemless glasses. Customers give Luminarc plaudits for its decision to manufacture domestically and the glasses’ excellent price-to-quality ratio.


Stolzle White Wine Stemless Glasses

Stolzle White Wine Stemless Glasses
$50 for 4 from Walmart

Capacity: 13.5 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Germany

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White wine aficionados should look no further than Solzle’s line of stemless glasses, which were designed specifically to preserve a wine’s delicate floral aromas and maintain a consistent temperature. Their contemporary shape is also striking, though it does remind us a bit of high school chemistry.


Eparé Double-Walled Wine Tumblers

Eparé Double-Walled Wine Tumblers
$22 for 2 from Walmart

Capacity: 13.5 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in China

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Wine nerds are quick to point out that stemless glasses and tumblers are inherently worse because your hands are constantly warming your beverage. Epare’s insulated tumblers are made with that criticism in mind. Bonus: They come with a lifetime warranty.


Corkcicle Insulated Wine Glass Tumblers

Corkcicle Insulated Wine Glass Tumblers
$26 and up from Amazon

Capacity: 12 oz

Dishwasher Safe: No

Made in China

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It’s not posh, elegant, or European, but Corkcicle’s insulated wine tumblers sure are practical. Thanks to a triple-insulated steel body and a lid, these durable wine “glasses” can keep a chilled rosé cold for nine hours, making them perfect for camping trips.


Vivocci Plastic Stemless Wine Glasses

Vivocci Plastic Stemless Wine Glasses
$26 for 2, $30 for 4, $38 for 6, $49 for 8 from Amazon

Capacity: 20 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Taiwan

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Classier than a red Solo cup and just as unbreakable, Vivocci’s stemless tumblers look like glass from afar, though they’re actually made of BPA-free copolyester. So whether you’ve got a clumsy friend or want a set of casual outdoor glasses, Vivocci’s durable plastic wine glasses fit the bill.


Schott Zwiesel Stemless Champagne Glasses

 

Schott Zwiesel Stemless Champagne Glasses
$12 for 1, $72 for 6 from Sur La Table

Capacity: 17 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Germany

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Blown using Schott Zwiesel’s durable Tritan glass, this set of stemless cabernet glasses should last a lifetime — provided you don’t drop them. The German glassware company also claims that the wide base and bowl bring out the flavors in red wine. Even if that’s a bit of marketing malarkey, the angular design is eye-catching and unique.


Schott Zwiesel Stemless Wine Glasses

Schott Zwiesel Stemless Wine Glasses
$12 for 1, $72 for 6 from Sur La Table

Capacity: 17 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Germany

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Blown using Schott Zwiesel’s durable Tritan glass, this set of stemless cabernet glasses should last a lifetime — provided you don’t drop them. The German glassware company also claims that the wide base and bowl bring out the flavors in red wine. Even if that’s a bit of marketing malarkey, the angular design is eye-catching and unique.


Vintage Etched Tumblers

$15 for 1, $60 for 4 from Williams Sonoma

Vintage Etched Tumblers

Capacity: 9.75 oz

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Made in Turkey

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If the above options are all too bland for your taste, then consider these vintage-style tumblers from Williams Sonoma. Not only do they come etched with a tasteful floral design, but they also come in four pleasant colors.


Frequently Asked Questions

How should you hold a stemless wine glass?

Avoid overhandling stemless wine glasses, and try to hold the bowl with just a few of your fingers and not your whole hand. Otherwise, your (warm) hand will increase the wine’s temperature, which, depending on the wine, should remain between 38 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Winefolly. Nevertheless, don’t stress; a few degrees difference won’t ruin a great glass of wine.


How many ounces are in a stemless wine glass?

Most stemless wine glasses have a capacity of around 12 to 15 ounces. On our list, we have glasses that hold between 8.3 (Schott Zwiesel Stemless Champagne Glasses) and 21 ounces (Riedel O Stemless Wine Glass).


Are stemmed wine glasses better?

From a wine expert’s perspective, traditional stemmed wine glasses are better for two practical reasons.

  • Stemmed glasses prevent your hand from changing the wine’s temperature. 

  • You can more easily swirl your drink in a stemmed glass, aerating the wine and bringing out its aromas.

Nevertheless, it really comes down to personal preference, as stemless wine glasses are more durable and versatile and easier to clean and store. 


Why should you use a stemless wine glass?

If you like how they look and want a low-maintenance, dishwasher-safe wine glass, go stemless. But if you’re inviting your hoity-toity sommelier cousin over to open a bottle of Château Margaux, opt for a more traditional glass. 



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