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Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Kooky » 19th Nov, '08, 11:21

Wasn't really sure where to post this.

Stemless wine glasses - what do you think? I was gobsmacked to be served white wine in one in HK last year, but I keep seeing them around and, now we drink more wine (less gin) at home, they seem quite practical. Also for taking out to the park (I live in hope - where's the bloody sun gone?).

BUT, isn't the thing with white wine that you shouldn't touch the bowl, as you warm up the wine? I like my white wine cold and crisp.

Are they just a fad?

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Aliya » 19th Nov, '08, 11:25

YUK. The cellar door have them and they are AWFUL. Dont do it!!!! Nothing like an elegant stem glass.
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Fresh Mint » 19th Nov, '08, 11:38

Isn't a stemless wine glass just, erm, a glass?

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Kooky » 19th Nov, '08, 11:41

Well I thought so too, FM, until I just looked them up and found that - of course - you have to have different shapes for different wine. :roll: Marketeer's dream, I reckon.

They're thinner glass than tumblers, of course.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Tas » 19th Nov, '08, 11:59

which makes even less sense to insulate something that should be kept cool away from things that'll warm it up ie your hot little fingers.
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Kooky » 19th Nov, '08, 12:23

Yup, you've all confirmed what I thought. We'll stick with stems. :)

I've seen some rather cool metal things in a household store that you stick in the ground to hold your wine glass, maybe I'll get some of those instead.

Although having read on a local forum about one of the members getting a tick stuck in his 'nads from sitting down on grass, I may well be avoiding picnics anyway.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Burbage » 19th Nov, '08, 12:34

I use a mug.

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Post by Aliya » 19th Nov, '08, 12:35

A. Kooky you dont have gonads and B. Burb, you drink wine in a mug?
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Kooky » 19th Nov, '08, 12:38

A. Worse - I have an inny, not an outy, and B. he's classy that way.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Possum » 19th Nov, '08, 12:41

If you only pick it up to take a sip then it doesn't matter if its stemless or not :)
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Pinklepurr » 19th Nov, '08, 12:53

OK, I use them but only for me and Mr P. With guests at dinner tables etc we use the stemmed ones but outside and when it is just us we use the "tumblers". I gave up using stemmed wine glasses lets see, about 12 years ago when children appeared in my house.

After numerous episodes of glasses going over, wine everywhere and of course broken glass all around, I bought a lovely set of stemless wine glasses, although I don't think they were called that at the time. They were perfect though, as the shape meant they did not topple over easily and small (or large) waving hands did not send them over as well. They have survived well and we still have 5 out of 6 left which is way better than the average wine glass lasts in our place. They do work better for red rather than white, although I use them for both, obviously that means I drink my white wine way too fast. :oops:
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by slinky » 19th Nov, '08, 13:02

Having never seen such an animal, I had to do a chocolate. Yup, they pretty much look just like a regular glass :lol:

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by daffodil » 19th Nov, '08, 13:30

Don't like them - even the Riedel version doesn't do it for me.
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Burbage » 19th Nov, '08, 13:56

If you pick the mug up by the handle then you don't touch the bowl and warm the wine.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by BFG » 19th Nov, '08, 14:01

Bottle and a straw.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by cromasaig » 19th Nov, '08, 14:04

Or you can just drink red wine out of a french Duralex tumbler. No stem, cheap, virtually unbreakable, stylish and you don't need to worry about it warming up.

All you need then is a blanket, a baguette, a big hunk of unpasteurised cheese. And a big hunk.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by canuck » 19th Nov, '08, 14:18

I say to heck with it all, grab a paper bag and drink it outta the bottle [xmas-nana]

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Possum » 19th Nov, '08, 14:22

I don't drink wine but I sometimes use wine glasses for my vodka or coke....makes me feel all grown-up like [smilie=mango.gif]
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by azzam » 19th Nov, '08, 18:13

I can't picture this...don't they just fall over????
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Burbage » 19th Nov, '08, 21:13

azzam wrote:I can't picture this...don't they just fall over????


The image I have is of a base and a glass, but no stem. A sort of Gladstone Small of the oenology world.

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by BFG » 19th Nov, '08, 22:02

Burbage wrote:
azzam wrote:I can't picture this...don't they just fall over????


The image I have is of a base and a glass, but no stem. A sort of Gladstone Small of the oenology world.


There was a joke about a tortoise and putting a tie on Gladstone Small. Very funny I seem to recall....
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by azzam » 20th Nov, '08, 00:46

No, I picture a wine glass with the stem broken off, so when you put your glass down, it wobbles about a bit and then falls over. It would reduce hangovers.
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Re: Stemless Wine Glasses

Post by Burbage » 20th Nov, '08, 05:29

Stick with a mug Az, you can't go wrong there.

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