STEMLESS VS STEMMED WINE GLASSES

When it comes to the culinary side of things, I’m the kind of gal who will try something new (well, almost). While shopping last Christmas, I treated myself to some stemless wine glasses. I thought they were excellent buys, so I also grabbed a set for a girlfriend of mine. I think I must have picked them up at my neighborhood Ross Store. Oh, that store sells quite an assortment of goods. I was happy with my purchase. Being a wino person, I couldn’t wait to go sip one of my fave beverages.

It was so ironic, on the exchanging of Christmas gifts, I discovered that my dear pal also got me a set of stemless glasses. No prob., I decided to keep the set I had and re-gifted my new set  to another friend. I do believe I read somewhere that a well known glassmaker by the name of Riedel actually started the rave of stemless wine glasses.

Now-a-days, it seems like everyone is following suit by stocking these glasses. Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Amazon.com, Target and of course, Ross (where I bought mine) have them on their shelves. It’s funny how one person can start a craze.

I hate to be a party pooper, but, I seem to have lost the enthusiasm for my stemless wine glasses.  At first, I tried to impress my guests a couple of times, however, like me, the euphoria dissipated rapidly. You see, I’ve utilized them alright. I used them to serve water, lemonade and other beverages.

I love the feel of a stemmed glass. It makes me feel like I’m actually drinking a sauvignon blanc or cabernet or pinot grigio. I love the idea of feeling in control by taking hold of my stem and sip my wine. And I do believe that based on what the so-called experts say, the stem is present for a purpose. Based on their advice, the stem prevents the heat from the hands to be transferred to the wine. Who knows? I know for sure that I don’t wish to compromise the taste of my choice of wine.

So the verdict is out. I think I’ll stick to my stemmed wine glass.  I’ll utilize the stemless ones for my fruity drinks and other beverages. I must state that they are easy to mount in the dishwasher. In the meantime, I’ll continue to wash my stemmed ones by hand. And, that’s quite alright.

Salud! Ole, ole for stemmed wine glasses!

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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