Add an extra dose of elegance to your Great Gatsby-themed soiree — or any night, really — with a set of inspired Champagne coupes. No mere one-trick pony, coupes are equally at home housing Champagne, classic cocktails (in lieu of a martini glass), or even custard and sorbet desserts.
Breweries have been known to design a signature glass for their beer, so is it that out of the ordinary for a winery to develop a signature wine glass to enhance the tasting experience of its wine? Argentinian winery Graffigna Centenario doesn't think so: it's partnered with stemware giant Riedel to develop a signature, six-month-exclusive glass for the winery's Malbec wines. We were sent a pair of the new glasses along with a bottle of Graffigna's Grand Reserve Malbec to taste the difference for ourselves. But to detect differences in the Malbec's scent and flavor, we poured it in three different glasses: a standard wine glass, a red wine stem glass from The One, and the Riedel Malbec glass. Would the new stemware help us taste the Malbec through rose-colored glasses? What flavors would it bring out in the glass, if any? Continue reading to see our results.
You might be aware that beer glasses come in varying shapes and sizes, but perhaps you haven't been briefed on the specifics. Like wine goblets, different beer vessels are designed to enhance aroma, retain foam and texture, and trap flavor compounds. Can you guess which beer style is designed to go into each one of these vessels? (Here's a tip: don't let the color of the beer in the glass throw you off!) Find out if the glass you're raising is the right one when you take our quiz.Take the Quiz
Since we're tackling the essentials of home bartending this week, I thought I'd whet your appetite for a stiff drink by testing your cocktail know-how.
Here's how it's going to work: I'll name a bar beverage, and you'll match it to the right glassware. How well you do might have something to do with how many you've toasted with in your lifetime. Ready to raise a (proper) glass? Then let's get started.Take the Quiz
Make your cocktail hour feel extra luxurious by choosing cool, contemporary glassware you'll be proud to display. Whether you prefer timeless shapes or more modern, creative designs, we've rounded up the best picks to give your bar a fresh upgrade. From gold-dipped tumblers to handblown, handpainted flutes, here are 14 gorgeous glassware options for more sophisticated sips.
We've plated up some tips on selecting dinnerware for your wedding registry, but what about cocktail hour? Whether you prefer cocktails, wine, beer, or juicing, glassware is an important category to fill in your registry. Sure, you can go with the selection that your registry consultant recommends, but each couple has individual libation habits that don't always fit the standard mold. Thankfully, it's easy to concoct your ideal blend of glasses so long as you keep a few tips and considerations in mind. Ready to drink up? Just read on.
Forget brown, black, white, or beige — when it comes to neutral colors, give me the deepest, darkest blue. From midnight blues to indigos and deep navy, this shade has so much life to it and infinite variety. Pair it with Winter white for a cool, elegant look, or mix it with rich chocolate browns for a warmer, cozier feel. I'd also love to see it paired with a hot pink, fuchsia, or electric yellow. However you choose your color mix, here are some great midnight-blue pieces to get you started.
One of my favorite pieces from Anthropologie is the Henri Dining Chair ($170, top row, right). Made in Italy, this chair would look amazing with a contrasting cushion — I'm thinking Joel Dewberry's Heirloom home decor fabric collection in dandelion would look particularly smashing.
I have to admit I'm completely lusting over the Milo Baughman Velvet Sofa ($14,000, second row, right). This incredible 1970s-era sofa is built on a wrap-around chrome-plated steel frame and has been newly reupholstered in a decadent blue/gray velvet. It's the ultimate elegant lounger.
For a lighter touch of this versatile shade, add a set of Vintage Navy Blue Glassware ($8, third row, middle) to your collection. Use them for entertaining or everyday service; each piece is dyed in a beautiful navy-blue color.
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I've been trying to spruce up my bar for Fall and inject some much-needed life into my glassware. Whoever decided that tumblers needed to be clear and dull anyway? Whether you're looking for high ball or low ball, everyday or special occasion, we've got you covered with 10 fun tumbler designs, sure to inspire.
It's hard to believe that the year — and Summer — is halfway over. Luckily, there are still plenty of warm days ahead and lots of time to grill and entertain outdoors. At the start of the month, we like to share the items we are currently loving and lusting over, so here they are: our August must haves!
I've been lusting after these Fleur-de-Lys festive glasses ever since I saw them at a local wine bar. No matter how adorable, the $32 (for a set of four) price tag at Anthropologie didn't fit the budget for such a novelty item — especially since I'd want no fewer than eight. Lo and behold, I found a much more affordable version elsewhere. Want to see? Just read more