Wine glasses have always been an indispensable part of tableware in every household. The time went by, but the looks of the classic glasses remained almost unchanged: a curvy bowl on a stem.

While sticking to classics is always a mark of a good taste, we cannot forget that the life of a modern person has changed. We have much less time for long-lasting family dinners or cocktail parties, but much more work and multi-tasking. Most items in people’s homes evolve along with the society and the wine glasses are not an exception. 

Let’s discuss why or why not one will use stemless wine glasses


Every wine lover knows the truth: when holding the glass by the bown, your hands warm up the drink, which affects the taste. When we speak about white wine, this may be not a positive effect. Those prefer to be chill and refreshing. At the same time, red wines almost do not change their taste from the hands temperature and a slight warm up will even improve the flavor. 


Stemmed glasses are elegant and dainty, while stemless ones are perfect for modern and contemporary table setting. 

We cannot judge here, since it is a matter of taste and preferences whether to get a modern or classic look at a wine tasting party. Just keep in mind that by holding the glass by the bowl, your fingerprints may appear at the glass. 


How often did you end up with a non-matching number of glasses in a set by the end of home parties season? Stemless glasses are much less likely to lose the balance and break into pieces, when placed at the table edge. 

Besides, normally stemmed glasses are made of thinner material, to look pretty. Stemless glasses are solid and will survive an outdoors picnic with much bigger probability. 

Do not forget that it’s much easier to put them into a dishwashing machine upon necessity, unlike most stemmed glasses. After washing, the set can be comfortably placed almost to any cupboard/box/anything for keeping. You can only use shelves or drawers that are high enough with the stemmed glasses, so here goes one more point to stemmed tableware.


It is perfectly okay to use stemless glasses for any type of cocktail or juice, not just for drinking wine. It is a big plus for guests of your party who prefer something lighter than wine.

No matter what what your choice is, Luigi Bormioli has glassware to suit every taste! 

At Luigi Bormioli, we take pride in our Italian-crafted, superior quality glassware. Your glasses, created using our proprietary SON.hyx ultra-clear formula, will retain their brilliant and transparent appearance and are backed by our 25-year guarantee that guards against chipping on the rim or foot, as well as discoloration or cloudiness resulting from washing. You will enjoy their beauty, durability and strength for many years to come. We aim to enhance your tabletop lifestyle and entertaining experience with a glass for every occasion. When the moment matters, the glass matters.