Whether for everyday or occasional use, colored wine glasses can provide a beautiful accent to any table setting.
Why Colored Wine Glasses?
Many wine enthusiasts would be quick to disapprove of colored wine glasses, if only because of the interference with wine color. A wine connoisseur does more than just drink - there are many sensory aspects to wine tasting, including examining the color of wine. To this end, colored stemware is not always appealing because it takes away from the overall tasting experience.
That aside, there are certainly good reasons for using colored wine glasses, most notably to add an extra "pop" to your table.
Holidays and Events
Colored wine glasses are a perfect complement to a holiday table setting. Rich reds for Christmas, lovely pastels for Easter, and every color in between, there is always an occasion for colored stemware. Similarly, using colored stemware for events such as a wedding, birthday party, or anniversary can breathe new life into your table and make the event even more festive.
Of course, there doesn't have to be a holiday or event to use colored wine glasses. Even casual entertaining provides opportunities to bring out colored stemware. Consider the following get-togethers and the use of colored wine glasses:
- Garden party - Enjoy a lovely evening outdoors, with dinner on a beautifully decorated patio or deck. Include colored glasses that echo the colors of nature, such as greens, blues, and browns.
- Tapas party - Enjoy samplings of wonderful food paired with exquisite wines served in funky, freshly colored glasses.
- Theme party - If you have dinnerware that suits a theme, try tying in colored wine glasses for an added pop of color.
- Mardi Gras party - What could be more colorful than a traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras party? Include purple, gold and green in your party color scheme.
Prices vary for colored wine glasses, depending on whether you purchase glass or crystal. Yes, even fine crystal glasses are available in a variety of colors. Depending on the retailer, you can expect to pay as low as $3 per glass and upwards to $300 if you are purchasing crystal.
Buying Colored Wine Glasses
Purchasing colored wine glasses depends on a number of factors:
- Price - If you are looking for stemware within a certain budget, be cost conscious and shop around.
- Color - If the glasses are going to be paired with dinner plates or colored table linens, consider how well the stemware will complement the color palette.
- Style - Wine glasses come in a variety of styles and shapes, so keep that in mind when shopping.
- Distinctiveness - If you're looking for something a little less ordinary, consider a unique wine glass that incorporates many colors and patterns.
Where to Buy
Depending on price and other factors, you may need to shop around a bit to find exactly the color and style you are looking for. The following is just a sampling of ideas:
- Marquis by Waterford Vintage Jewel Wine Glasses, $58.99 set of four
- Indoor Outdoor Mixed Colors (pastel), $29.95 set of four
- Pier 1 Teal Blue Crackle Drinkware, $7.00 each
- Crackle Ombre Stemware, $7.95-$8.95 each
- Long Stem Blue Wine Glasses, $1 each, sold by cases of 12
- Kate Spade Charlotte Street Stemless Wine Glasses, $30 each
- Certified International Wine Glass Set, $43.99, set of four, multiple colors available
- Violet Wine Glass, $12 each
- Mattoni Wine Glass, $20 each
- Amber Fantasy, $102 each
- Tortoise Wine Goblets, $49.00, set of four
- Fanny Goblet in Green, $99 each
- Multicolored Stemless Glasses, $20, set of four
Make it Fun
There's no disputing that colored wine glasses can certainly add an element of pizzazz to your party or get-together. The splash of color in stemware is a nice departure from clear wine glasses. Overall, have fun shopping and exploring the different colors available and pulling together a truly one-of-a-kind table setting.