- The Difference Between Red and White Wine Glasses
- Why Varietal-Specific Wine Glasses Make A Difference
- The Benefits Of Crystal, Lead-Free Crystal & Other Materials
- Wine Glass Brands: Riedel, Zalto, and Fusion / The Major Players
- What's The Difference Between Break Resistant and Unbreakable
- Why Would I Use Stemless Vs. Stemmed Glasses?
- What Is The Difference Between A Riedel Sommeliers Glass Vs. A Less Expensive Glass Of Similar Shape/Size?
- Why Would There Be Lead In A Crystal Glass?
The Benefits Of Crystal, Lead-Free Crystal & Other Materials
Crystal – Beautiful and elegant, allowing for the purest wine drinking experience. Unfortunately they also break very easily.
Lead Crystal – The small non-visible bumps in the glass created by lead can help aeration of the wine as you swirl it in the glass.
Break Resistant Crystal Blends – When mixed with other materials, such as magnesium or titanium, Crystal becomes significantly more durable and very difficult to break.
Acrylic / Polycarbonate – Perfect for outdoor or everyday use. However they are not glass, so the rim will be a little thicker.
Glass – Cost effective and durable as a lesser expensive option to crystal.