Stemless Wine Glasses

Have you ever wondered where stemless wine glasses (also known as “tumblers”) originated? While I was doing a wine tour, a staff member at one of the wineries explained the mystery to me.

The children of Riedel, a company that specializes in making glassware, are to thank (or blame) for the change. Wine glasses were originally made with stems to make it easier to swirl your wine, prevent your hands from warming up your drink and ensuring a pristine view of the wine free from fingerprints. However, the children of Ridel told their dad they wanted to change things. They got the “ok” from papa bear and thus came forth stemless wine glasses. The good thing about stemless wine glasses is they can double up as regular drinking glasses too, but I personally prefer using stemmed wine glasses. How about you? Stemless or with stems?

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. With stems. Tumblers are for juice.

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    1. Rini says:

      I agree! Plus they’re not as fancy!

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  2. The reason for the switch was mainly financial, as stemmed glasses tend to break more easily, and that’s a huge expense for restaurants. So they came up with this new “trend”, which is quite lame. I too prefer stemmed glasses. 🙂

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    1. Rini says:

      Another good point! Thanks for pointing that out Ronit. Stemless just doesn’t have the same feeling. It also doesn’t look as classy. 🙂

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  3. Interesting information!

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks! 🙂

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  4. cookingflip says:

    With stem for white wine, of course (and rose). I’m all right with stemless for the red.

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    1. Rini says:

      I would be able to handle that. Pun intended. 🙂

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  5. Sumith says:

    Very informative post!!

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Sumith! 🙂

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