No matter how small your New York City apartment or studio may be, there’s always room for one important necessity – wine glasses. A set of stylish wine glasses adds a homey and swanky touch to any living space, whether you display them on a spare shelf, lined up in a kitchen cabinet, or on a small bar cart nestled in a living room corner. They also make the perfect hostess or housewarming gift.
As a rule of thumb, it’s usually best to have a set of six to eight wine glasses for both reds and whites if you enjoy entertaining. Since space is often limited while living in NYC, however, sets of four will suffice. From luxurious crystal to stemless styles, there’s a great set of stylish wine glasses out there for every preference and budget.
Splurge Wine Glasses: Jay Strongwater Floral-Vine Wine Glasses, Set of 2 $450
Having collaborated with Oscar de la Renta to design jewelry collections for runway shows, Jay Strongwater brings that same couture aesthetic to the world of stemware. These handcrafted glasses with gold etching are finished with hand set Swarovski crystals, making for an ultra-luxurious addition to any bottle of wine. Just be sure to take care of your splurge by handwashing only. Delicate crystals and gold details aren’t meant for the dishwasher.
Mid-Range Wine Glasses: Kate Spade Charlotte Street Collection 2-Pc. Stemless Wine Glasses Set $30
There’s an ongoing debate in the wine world when it comes to stemless wine glasses. While some argue that the heat from your hands warms the wine too much, others love the easy “swishability” of stemless glasses, as well as the sleek and modern look. With a simple yet charming blue swirl pattern, these stemless wine glasses from Kate Spade New York are too adorable to pass up. Plus, at $30 per pair, you can invest in a set of four without breaking the bank.
Save Wine Glasses: VIVO Voice Basic Set of 4 Crystal Glass Red Wine Glasses $14.50
Whoever thought that you could find a budget-friendly buy at Selfridges? Larger bowls and longer stems make for an ideal set of red wine glasses, as there’s ample room for the wine to breathe (red wines are more aromatic than whites), and the wine is far enough away from your hands to maintain the perfect temperature. With these elegant and classic wine glasses in your home, you’ll be able to enjoy many bottles of your favorite reds for years to come. Cheers!
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