Wine glasses have come a long way. These days, you can take them anywhere and expect them to do a lot more than you’ve ever imagined.
Many of them are dishwasher safe, highly portable, and some (like redneck wine glasses) are even good for a few laughs.
Of course, there are plenty of unique wine glasses that are new to the market that will transform the way you think about wine – and the way you drink it.
You'll see a few of these unique wine glasses actually aerate your wine for you.
How did we find these wine glasses?
We'll be honest, we wanted a list of unique wine glasses that included a dash of daring and a touch of whimsy. Because... you don't need to take your wine so seriously all of the time.
Whatever you choose, we're sure these unique wine glasses will delight you. And that’s important. After all, there are plenty of occasions that call for wine.
These wine glasses aren't really glass, but they are shatterproof, reusable, and (yes) recyclable. They're truly designed for wine enjoyment anywhere.
You'll want to put them in the dishwasher, but don't! They'll become deformed.
If you're not acquainted with the Govino wine glasses, now's the time to correct that. These babies are revolutionizing portable wine. They're made from a food-safe polymer and they feature a clever notch for your thumb. That's useful considering these are also stemless glasses. Think picnics, tailgating, and parties on the beach.
Quality and Materials: These glasses are, well, not really glasses. They're not a hard plastic; they have more flex - but that's what makes them spectacular!
Dishwasher Safe: Now, they are hand-wash only, but that may be the biggest drawback to these party-anywhere-you-like wine glasses. If you put them in the dishwasher they get a bit of a haze. If you wash them on a heated dry setting, they warp, so please just hand wash.
Price: You can get a set of four "glasses" for $13 and you will want to buy more than one set - we can almost guarantee that.
Why Buy These Glasses? C'mon, who doesn't need a set of these glasses. They're everything you need in a portable wine glass. From the size and shape to the flexibility and sturdiness of each drinking vessel. They pack away easily and for the price, what more could you really want? Okay, the flexibility of using the dishwasher, but that's about it, right?
What Reviewers Say:
The double-walled insulation keeps your wine cooler longer which is always a plus. And, the lid keeps bugs and other nasties away from your drink.
As useful as the lids are, you'll need to keep an eye on them; replacements aren't available.
Where are you headed this weekend? Camping? Tailgating? Take your wine with you, everywhere you go! These aren't necessarily real wine glasses, but they're certainly suitable for drinking wine anywhere you want to be. The lid (yes, lid) keeps bugs out of your wine, which can be rather useful if you're trying to enjoy a glass of wine out doors while watching the sun go down after a day of hiking. And, the design helps keep your wine cool too.
Quality and Materials: This double-wall insulated tumbler with a built-in wine glass is actually made of durable, BPA-free acrylic.
Dishwasher Safe: Nope. Think of this as you do your most treasured travel coffee mug and handwash it.
Price: At less than $8 a "glass," these are a bargain and certainly worth keeping a few on hand for picnics and outdoor parties. Buy a few at once, though; you'll need them.
Why Buy These Glasses? If you never know where you're going to be, but you've always got a bottle of wine handy, these are incredible wine vessels to have on hand. They're truly usable and convenient, plus the design keeps your wine at the perfect temperature. And that's before mentioning that the price is right.
Add a touch of whimsy with these wine glasses on the table. Consider them the perfect addition to uncomfortable dinner parties.
Sadly, some - not all, but some - of these glasses will tip over with wine in them (and that's never a good thing). So just in case, keep a way from light colored carpet and clothing!
This set of two unique wine glasses is sure to amuse your guests. Better still, these are also dishwasher safe. How fun is that? Every glass is hand-blown into a unique shape. Some stems bend more than others (which you need to be careful of). Some of the bowls are also a little more tilted than others. That goes well with the individuals drinking the wine, wouldn't you say? This is exactly what you need to set the mood for a dinner party - difficult, impromptu, or otherwise. (And not a bad trick when someone is pushing their luck during the evening.)
Quality and Materials: The hand-blown glasses each have a sturdy base to hold wine securely - most of the time. And, they're wide enough to actually get a good scent of the wine inside.
Dishwasher Safe: You can choose not to tuck these into the dishwasher if you're concerned about the odd shape. But, if you can fit them in, by all means - go ahead!
Price: You pay $25 for two wine glasses and gift wrap is available for $7, so you can send them to a friend on the other side of the country if you want. We think that's a perfectly reasonable price.
Why Buy These Glasses? They're just so darn amusing that you won't be able to help yourself. Sure, they are a novelty item, but we're sure you'll use them at least once and then gift a few sets to your friends and family.
The broad base and sturdy design of this glass prevent sloshes (and you know that happens when beer lovers turn to wine. Plus, the handle makes it easy to hold - without messing with the temperature of the wine.
It's an awesome idea, but not made of super high-quality glass.
Finally! A mug that is for both wine and beer lovers alike! The design keeps beverages cool and is more than easy to hold. You no longer have to worry about the dainty wine stems - this Winestein is durable and manly. Now you can chug that wine! These unique wine glasses arrive boxed for gifting or storage. But, let's be honest - you're not going to store this for long; it's way too interesting.
Quality and Materials: This glass is made of double-walled glass. Sadly, the glass feels a little on the thin side, so you don't want to pound your glass on the table. Treat it more like a wine glass than a stein.
Dishwasher Safe: Nope. Don't do it. These glasses can't withstand the pressure. Fortunately, they're not a hassle to handwash.
Price: At about $15 per Winestein, this is one of the most inexpensive gifts on our list.
Why Buy These Glasses? Let's face it, some people love their wine so much that they can barely accept a beer in its place. If you don't know someone like this, color us surprised. It really is a novelty glass, though; just something to have around and show off. Serious sommeliers will laugh at this product but have a terribly difficult time using it.
When a wine lover has everything, this makes a terrific conversation piece on the table. And yes, you'll find it's more likely to be used for storing jam and spreads... but isn't it great?
Unfortunately, these wine glasses just aren't made to go in the dishwasher.
If wine feels a little stuffy to you, then perhaps you ought to consider these Redneck wine glasses. First of all, they're rather good a starting the party when you're tailgating. And they do, of course, make a great gift for the wine enthusiast who can't stop talking about tannins and aromas. Basically, they're just a bit of fun - more so when you've downed the glass.
Quality and Materials: These are made from glass - and surprisingly sturdy, strong glass at that.
Dishwasher Safe: Nope. They're not designed for the dishwasher. You'll need to do it old school, but somehow that's fitting for these glasses, isn't it?
Price: You'll pay a little less than $30 for a set of four novelty wine glasses. They're not the cheapest at $7 a glass, but they're close enough - and still affordable as a gift.
Why Buy These Glasses? There's no getting around the redneckery of these wine glasses and we're certain you have at least one friend that would find these glasses perfectly suitable. And, remember, if worse comes to worse, you can use it to serve jam and mustard while entertaining on the patio.
Need a great gift for the wine lover in your life? This glass holds a full bottle of wine and can also serve as an impressive display for candies and treats.
Though this will fit an entire bottle of wine, it's a little unwieldy to actually use for a full bottle at once.
This is the perfect wine glass to give as a gift to the wine or home design enthusiast. And yes, this beautiful mouth-blown glass can hold an entire bottle of wine. But, you probably don't want to do too much of that. It's a little difficult to manage the entire bottle in a single glass. Not only will you see how much you're drinking (and a bottle is a bit much, isn't it?), but it's not easy to sip from a full glass. After you've given it a try, why not use it as a decorative centerpiece to hold sweets, candles, corks, or even floating candles.
Quality and Materials: The mouth-blown glass holds a classic Bordeaux wine glass shape.
Dishwasher Safe: Almost unbelievably, this is dishwasher safe. However, it may be more trouble than it's worth trying to find the right spot for this in the machine. You may be better off handwashing it.
Price: You'll pay about $20 for one glass which makes it the perfect gift. You probably don't need more than one, but then that's up to you.
Why Buy This Glass? Let's face it, this is the sort of gift you buy for your friends that like to drink plenty of wine. It doesn't mean they regularly drink a bottle in a single sitting, only that they can always use another wine driven gift or centerpiece.
These gorgeous wine glasses have been ergonomically designed for a snug, comforting fit in any hand. They may look basic, but they aerate cupped wine, brandy, or even whiskey.
Nope, they're not cheap. But they are exceptional.
These modern and super unique wine glasses will make for a beautiful set of tipsy glassware in anyone's kitchen. They've been ergonomically designed to aerate your beverage ever so slightly while looking about as dapper as a wine glass can. The inspiration for these genius glasses was found in a small wine bar in Florence, Italy. It's the present home of designer, Daniele "Danne" Semeraro.
Quality and Materials: The glasses are, well, glass. And that serving platter? Oh, that's made of solid walnut. (Did you just fall in love again?)
Dishwasher Safe: Sorry, but you'd better not put these in the dishwasher. The glasses should be hand washed, while you should wipe the tray with a damp cloth. And, that's before refinishing it with natural wood wax.
Price: You'll pay $90 for the set, which works out to $45 per glass - without counting the serving tray. In other words, they're not cheap. But, you are paying for serious quality and a more-than-dapper design here.
Why Buy These Glasses? We know they're on the pricier side. And, we know you're going to spend time cleaning them. But, we also know that you can serve more than wine in these glasses. And, it's hard to beat the design and subtle sensuousness of these glasses. They aerate wine in a loving manner and they look incredible doing it. If you're going to splurge, perhaps it should be on these glasses. Don't you agree?
These amazing glasses are wonderfully affordable, especially given their elegance and resilience. Without stems, your glasses are less likely to break (from accidents or the dishwasher.)
The packaging isn't up to scratch sometimes, and although these are durable, they're not really up for that.
These American-made wine glasses are part of the stemless trend. Although there are purists that would never consider these glasses in their collection, they do offer several benefits. For a start, no stems means these dishwasher-safe glasses actually fit in that top rack without having to balance the load with the plates in the lower level. They're also far less likely to break. But, these glasses are still perfectly made for your best wines.
Quality and Materials: These are made of glass, so you will need to be a little careful. But, the stemless design typically makes that easier. They're incredibly durable.
Dishwasher Safe: Yes! And they're going to do much better in the dishwasher than your stemmed glasses.
Price: You'll pay about $24 for 12 glasses. That works out to an incredible $2 per glass. That's not bad at all, is it?
Why Buy These Glasses? If wasting space on a lot of stems drives you insane, just consider these stemless wine glasses. We're big fans of the price, but also the convenience of tucking them into the dishwasher. The differently shaped white and red glasses are classics, though seeing them without the stems can be unnerving the first time. These are durable enough to enjoy a glass of wine at every meal. If you drink wine every day; these are a must have.
Aerate your wine in the glass with this super clever design; you get the most aeration possible in a direct pour. Additionally, you can expect an enhanced flavor whether you prefer red or white wine.
These aren't exactly cheap (though they probably won't break the bank), and you'll want to buy more than two - just in case one breaks.
Aerating wine glasses permit your favorite red (or white) wine to aerate (or "breathe") without a third-party device, and without a drippy mess. Simply uncork your bottle and pour wine into the center compartment. Wine flows out of tiny holes in the compartment like a fountain, making maximum contact with the air and allowing the flavor and aroma to blossom.
Quality and Materials: These glasses are hand-blown and hand-assembled, plus they're made from high-quality borosilicate glass (known for its durability and clarity).
Dishwasher Safe: Yep! And that's a real bonus. If you don't have a dishwasher, you'll want to allow these to soak for quite awhile as they're not the easiest to clean.
Price: You'll pay around $55 for a pair of glasses, though the MSRP is closer to $70. That makes each glass roughly $28, which isn't cheap. But here, you are paying for quality. And, as long as you look after them - they'll last for years.
Why Buy These Glasses? Anyone that truly enjoys wine will enjoy these glasses for their complexity and gorgeous styling. And, yet, you'll buy them because the aeration properties really do make wine taste better. A hands down winner for sommeliers and aficionados.