Switch Things Up with These 3 Alternative Wine Glasses

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

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.

VonShef Brushed Gold Stainless Steel Wine Glasses (set of 2)

VonShef Brushed Gold Stainless Steel Wine Glasses (set of 2)
Stainless steel wine glasses are perfect for serving and sipping wine al fresco.Amazon

Durability, insulation, and sleek design make these virtually unbreakable VonShef 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 brushed gold or copper finish.

DAQQ Hand Painted Red Wine Glasses (set of 2)

DAQQ Hand Painted Red Wine Glasses (set of 2)
Hand-painted wine glasses by DAQQ add a touch of color to everyday sipping.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.

Chevalier Collection Sommelier Aerating Wine Glasses by Chevalier Collection (set of 2)

Chevalier Collection Sommelier Aerating Wine Glasses by Chevalier Collection (set of 2)
A set of two aerating Chevalier Collection wine glasses.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.