We're suckers for good glassware, especially when it's vintage. You all clearly feel the same way, because when we asked to see your favorite cocktail glasses, we received some real gems.
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I work in a place that takes its beer glassware very seriously...in earthquake-torn San Francisco. It's a bad combination. Recently, as I nervously stood beneath my wall of geeky excess, I got thinking: do I really need all this glassware? Do these special beer glasses really deliver on their promises?
I put my standard glassware to the test this week on a few bottles of riesling for my review series. I wanted to see how they fared in comparison with fancier glasses, particularly those designed with riesling in mind. Could the fancy stuff really be worth more 3 or 4 times as much as my standby stemware?
Have you ever looked at the array of glassware available at, say, your local Crate & Barrel? The variety can seem overwhelming, even to a veteran boozer like me. No need to stress out, though. Here's our guide to the basic types of glasses that you actually need for your home bar.