Choosing the Right Wine Goblets

wine goblets are often smaller than water goblets or glasses.  If you’re looking at complementary glasses on a table the goblets used for wine will be the smaller of the two.  Remembering this will cut down on those embarrassing mistakes of filling the wrong glass with the wrong beverage!

Whether as a gift to someone else or as a gift to yourself, wine goblets can be a beautiful addition to any bar set.  For those who are true wine lovers, these beautiful glasses can even add to the enjoyment of a good wine as a nicely cut piece of glass can catch the light and make it dance off the wine itself.  But if you’re shopping for wine goblets you may notice that there are several different types of goblets and wine glasses; since no one wants to commit a faux pas and drink wine from the wrong glass, how can you be sure you’re making the right choice?

First, keep in mind that wine goblets are often smaller than water goblets or glasses.  If you’re looking at complementary glasses on a table the goblets used for wine will be the smaller of the two.  Remembering this will cut down on those embarrassing mistakes of filling the wrong glass with the wrong beverage!

Once you realize which is the proper glass, then choosing the pattern, design, and even material is just a matter of personal taste.  Most restaurants will have mass produced, plain glasses for the wine, but for your own home you may want to invest a bit of money in a design for wine goblets that you really like and that really go well with your dishes and table setting.  Cut crystal is a beautiful choice as the crystal is one of the best reflectors of light, and a beautiful design can really help the light dance around the glass and the wine itself.  Crystal is still a very popular option when it comes to glasses of any style and is valued for its looks and its durability as well.  But if you want something very unique, you can find goblets of virtually any material and design.

For example, many centuries ago before glass was a popular option, wine goblets were made of a pottery material or of wood.  Since there were no automated machines at that time these items were made by hand.  When silver and pewter became popular materials then all eating utensils began to be shaped from these; silversmiths realized that they could treat the silver as an artist’s canvas and hand carve designs right into the cups themselves.

Today you can still purchase handmade and unique items.  While wood is not the most popular option, silver or pewter goblets can be a beautiful addition to any table.  They also make beautiful wedding gifts!  Many designs also have a crystal cup wrapped in a silver or pewter base or foot, which is a beautiful combination of materials.  You can also get glass wine goblets of various colors, and cobalt blue is a favorite choice for many.

The internet has become a great place to start your search for your goblets.  Not only will you find great bargains but also you will be able to see pictures of the different types of materials use and designs available.  You can find some very inexpensive varieties or if you entertain at home a lot perhaps the more expensive varieties will be of more to your taste.  Once you realize what a wide variety of options you have for wine goblets then your biggest problem may be just choosing which one you love best!

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