Switch Things Up with These 3 Alternative Wine Glasses

Variety is the spice of life, from shatterproof to self-aerating

Group of friends toasting with wine glasses
It's okay to break from tradition.Unsplash/Kelsey Knight

As far as wine goes, your vessel is as sacred as what’s inside it. And depending on your stylistic and functional preferences, there’s a design out there that’s made for you, especially beyond the traditional glass style that you’ll find in most restaurants, bars, and home wine cabinets. Sometimes, different is good––venturing into non-traditional drinking vessel territory opens up an entirely new world of added features, such as insulation, aeration, and of course, aesthetics. We’ve selected three wonderfully diverse alternative wine vessels with distinctly different attributes. How you choose yours comes down to your personal wine drinking objectives.

Stainless Steel Wine Glasses - Set of 4 Large & Elegant 18 Oz. Premium Grade 18/8 Stainless Steel Red & White Stemless Wine Glasses, Unbreakable, Portable Wine Tumbler, for Outdoor Events, Picnics
This modern, low-profile set is perfect for serving and sipping al fresco.Fine Dine

Durability and stemless design make these virtually unbreakable. These brushed stainless steel wine glasses a great choice for outdoor drinking. While ideal for whites, rosés, and chilled or cellar temperature reds, this vessel can be used for any drink, from water to cocktails and everything in between. Choose from a set of 4 or 8.

DAQQ Red Wine Glasses Set of 2 Hand Painted Designed with Strong Presence Inspired by The 'Duomo di Milano', Fine Addition to Any Wine Decanter, Unique Gift for Wine Enthusiasts
Add a creative touch to your next happy hour.Amazon

There’s nothing like a splash of color to dress up a traditional clear wine glass. DAQQ’s hand-painted lead-free glasses are inspired by Milan’s Duomo, bringing an Italian feel to your tablescape. Each glass is unique and conveniently dishwasher safe.

Sommelier Aerating Wine Glasses by Chevalier Collection (Set of 2) - Wine Glass With Built In Aerator
Sip from the purest pour.Amazon

Okay, it’s a bit gimicky, but it’s also kind of fun: skip the decanter and pour directly into these glasses built-in aerator. These wine glasses come in a gift box and are dishwasher safe; the set of two glasses is also offered in a stemless design.