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People: The 11 Best Wine Glasses of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

Posted on 16/07/23

People: The 11 Best Wine Glasses of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

Our winner is the Gabriel-Glas StandArt Crystal Wine Glass

By Laura Denby | Published on July 16, 2023

If you’ve ever been served an expensive glass of wine out of a plastic cup, you know how much of a difference a good wine glass can make in the wine-drinking experience. The best wine glasses should feel delicate but balanced in your hand, and they should encourage the flavors in each wine to open up freely. Bonus points if they look chic while doing it. Wine glasses vary greatly in price and style, and there are a ton of varieties to choose from.

In search of the best wine glasses for red, white, sparkling wine, and everything in between, we put some of the leading models through a series of tests and spoke to wine educator and certified sommelier Sarah Tracey. We sipped, sniffed, and swirled in search of a glass that helped accentuate aromas and deliver complex flavors while feeling comfortable and sturdy in our hands.

Wine glasses are inherently delicate, but they should be durable enough to use repeatedly. Although the best wine glass for you will depend on your drinking style and personal preference, we sought to find functional, stylish, and sturdy glasses. “Different shapes of wine glasses do show off different attributes of a wine — and though the differences may be subtle, they’re absolutely part of the experience of enjoying wine to its fullest,” Tracey said.


Our Top Pick


Gabriel-Glas StandArt Crystal Wine Glass

Our Ratings

Appearance 5/5

Thickness 4.5/5

Weight 4.5/5

Design 4.5/5

Performance 4.5/5


This completely universal glass is fancy enough for special occasions but durable enough to use every day. The lead-free crystal is strong yet slim, so it’s thin against your lips but thick and sturdy in your hand. Though the stem is shorter than some other wine glasses we tested, the universal-style bowl is well balanced with the stem, so the weight of the wine distributes evenly when tipping the glass towards your mouth. Throughout testing, we found that these glasses were ideally proportioned and elegant no matter what type of wine we were pouring. They’re lovely to look at, and the tapered bowl is strategically designed to help open the wine’s aroma and direct it upwards and out of the glass.

The set of two strong glasses comes at a super affordable price, making this an elegant and cost-effective purchase for any type of wine drinker. Whether you have a glass every night or enjoy the occasional sip, these glasses are ideal for everyday-drinking and special occasions alike.

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