ISSUE 83  |  Entertaining: Summer Edition

5 Favorites: Unbreakable Wine Glasses

July 29, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Erin Boyle

I admit, I’d rather cart my Duralex to the park (here’s the proof) and risk a chip or two than drink out of a plastic wine glass. But my own snobbery aside, sometimes plastic is the more sensible option. Hosting a beach barbecue or a big backyard party? Here are five options for unbreakable wine glasses that aren’t made of glass. 

Above: The DuraClear Osteria Stemless Red almost has us fooled that it’s actually made of glass. Made in the USA from polycarbonate and available in a variety of colors from William Sonoma; $71.76 for a set of 6.

Above: The ubiquitous Govina Stemless Wine Glasses are made of ultra-light, shatterproof plastic and come with a thumb-notch for easy gripping; $12.95 for a set of 4 from CB2. If you prefer your wine bubbly, Govino Go Anywhere Champagne Flutes are available for 4 for $12.95 from Amazon.

Above: For those among us who like a long stem, these Nesting Wine Glasses can be unscrewed for easy transport. Made of BPA-free copolyester; $7.95 each from L.L.Bean.

Above: Short and squat, Acrylic Stacking Wine Glasses have a tiny stem and can pile one into the other; $11.95 from Crate and Barrel.

Above: For another variation on the stemless theme, the Swirl Wine and Cocktail Tumblers are $5.99 for a two-pack. Made of BPA-free, recyclable plastic. 

Still prefer glass? See 10 Easy Pieces Basic Drinking Glasses on Remodelista.