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I have a confession to make: with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, holiday parties, Christmas, and New Year's all occurring over a span of six weeks, I've been doing a lot of drinking. After all, who can say no to a toast?
Imbibing everything from cidercars to citrus sparklers has reminded me how many different types of drinking vessels have a place at the bar. Do you know your collins from your highball? Take our quiz and see how well you do.Take the Quiz
In recent years, stemless wine glasses have really seemed to gain traction in the marketplace, and the leading stemless wine glass maker, Riedel, even releases limited-edition versions of its wildly popular stemless styles.
But yesterday, San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer questioned the functionality of stemless wine glasses, pointing out that wine poured in stemless wine glasses measured three degrees warmer than the same wine poured in a stemmed glass — a significant difference in temperature when it comes to the enjoyment of wine.
I've been aching to own the Clio Glass Hargreave Carafe ($120) since I first saw it about five years ago. It's so clever and fun! I love its modern pill shape and bright colors, and how its top becomes a glass. But I wouldn't use it enough to justify buying it; it would really just be a display piece. As it turns out, I'm not alone in my love for this carafe. A well-known designer created one for his own collection. Want to see it? Then read more
Even before my afternoon stint as a barista, I was an enthusiastic fan of Starbucks. I go there on an almost daily basis, and often bring in my reusable Starbucks "to go" tumbler. When I first bought it, I had the manager at my local store use a Sharpie to scribble shorthand for my regular order on the side (genius!).
This Summer, Starbucks developed an even edgier tumbler for the warm weather: a cold to-go cup, complete with green straw, constructed in clear lucite. It sold out almost immediately, and is now being sold on eBay for as much as $50 a pop. What do you think of it: impractical or brilliant?
Coffee with cream gets cheeky with this clear glass Half Pint Creamer ($15). It's molded to look like a cardboard carton of half-and-half but with a more sophisticated effect. Would you give it a pour?
Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and I plan on celebrating by whipping up a batch of margaritas for my girlfriends. However, the only margarita glasses I own are oversized and more suited for serving dips than sipping tequila. You know what that means: it's time to head off to market in search of margarita glasses. Look for festive glasses that I can use through Spring into Summer. Bookmark your discoveries in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Margarita Glasses. I appreciate your searching skills!
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I can't lie, I love glassware. I enjoy everything from Moroccan tea glasses to oversize pint glasses to party glasses. However, when I saw these hopside down beer glasses, I immediately knew they would never become a part of my elaborate collection. The upside down bottle makes me think of a cow's udder that's ready to be milked! If you're a fan of kitschy kitchenware you'll probably get a kick out of them, but I do not. How about you?