Best wine glasses 2024 - for rosé, red, or white wine

The best wine glasses should be stylish, substantial, and aroma-enhancing. Our shopping experts found the best crystal and unbreakable glasses.

Examples of the best wine glasses - five wine glasses filled with different types of tine in front of wine bottles
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Nothing helps you enjoy a first, second, or even third glass of wine more than the best wine glasses. Easy to hold and elegant, with an aroma-enhancing bowl, a good glass should be both artful and functional.

If you consider yourself a home sommelier, you probably already own a good wine decanter and a nice wine cooler. However, if you're not drinking out of the perfect wine glass, you'll find your wine fantasies falling flat.

I've searched through hundreds of sets of glasses trying to find the perfect ones. I've compared them to the best cocktail glasses and competitors to ensure that these are the best ones for your home bar. 

After hours of research (and lots of thinking about wine), I can confidently say that these are the best 12 wine glasses on the market. From luxury and crystal, to sparkling and unbreakable, I've found the best glass for every type of wine, so you can enjoy your bottle at its best. Now that's something worth toasting to.

Best wine glasses 2024

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Which brands make good wine glasses?

There are plenty of experts making excellent wine glasses, but when I see Schott Zwiesel or Riedel in front of a collection name, I know they're going to be good. Both brands have been making glassware for hundreds of years, so they know a thing or two about it.

Is it worth buying expensive wine glasses?

Wine glasses contribute more than you think to your wine drinking experience. A luxury wine glass can't save a bad wine, but they will enhance the flavors or a more simple bottle of wine.

What's the best shape for wine glasses?

The stem makes all the difference to a wine glass. If it is slim and elegant, whatever shape your bowl is, it will look good. Choose the bowl size based on the quantity of wine you want in your glass. Your wine should fill about a quarter of the bowl's capacity and should be tulip-shaped so that it funnels the aromas to your nose.

What are the best wine glasses to not break?

Glasses made of Tritan or with Tritan coating are shatterproof. Tritan feels almost like the real thing and, if you invest in top-quality, you won't even find a plastic seam alongside the stem. I use these White Company glasses at home, especially for dining outside and they're almost identical to glass.

Final thoughts

Moreton glass

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Wine glasses are so much more than their aesthetics. Of course, it's great if they look beautiful, but they're integral to your sip-sperience of a drink. The bowl enhances the aromas and funnels them to your palette, affecting the way you perceive taste and texture. They're an excellent gift for new homes, as well as a treat for yourself.

You can choose crystal glasses, which are expensive, bust distinctly sparkly or glass blends which are more affordable and more likely to shatter. If you want the perfect in-between, there are plenty of shatterproof models on the market, which are incredibly convincing. There's another reason to enjoy a nice glass of wine.

How we test

Compton glass

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At Homes & Gardens, we like to test every product before we recommend them to you. Much as our experts would have enjoyed sipping wine for a week, we were unable to test these in-person. However, in the absence of our rigorous tests, I have thoroughly researched each glass online. I read professional and customer reviews, determining which glass was best for each person, occasion and drink. If you would like to know more, you can visit our 'how we test' page for all the details.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.