A Danish brand established in 1825
Made in Slovakia
Available in 3 collections, 12 silhouettes
Tritan® crystal, a break- and chip-resistant glass
Made in Germany
Available in 3 collections, 28 silhouettes
Fine Bavarian crystal
Made in Germany
Available in 3 silhouettes
Dishwasher and microwave safe
Made of Krysta®, an exceptional crystalline glass
Made in the USA
Available in 5 silhouettes
Shatter resistant glass, recycled plastic and bamboo
Made in Slovakia
Available in 5 colors
Raise a glass to style and sophistication, and display your taste for tableware at every toast with help from beautiful glassware collections. Whether you’ve invited friends to an informal dinner party or you’re trying to make a great impression when your boss calls in for drinks, having the glasses you love for the occasion helps you to present every beverage at its best. Let Pottery Barn walk you through everything you need to know about glassware.
There’s glassware for every situation in an incredible range of materials and silhouettes, and the right choice for your needs often depends on when and how you intend to serve drinks. If you’re making sure thirsty kids stay hydrated on hot days, simple everyday drinking glasses are a great choice. Kids are always in a hurry, and using coasters isn’t always a top priority, so it’s a good idea to look for sturdy silhouettes with break- and chip-resistant glass. Acrylic tumblers are also ideal for excitable kids, outdoor entertaining and in any situation where you want overall durability. You may also want to buy more glasses than you need right now to make sure you always have enough on hand. It’s usually possible to stack everyday glasses in an upright position, which makes storage easier, even in small spaces. Choosing glassware that’s dishwasher safe helps with cleanup so you have an opportunity to put your feet up with a drink of your own.
Glassware for Entertaining
A stock of everyday glassware is an essential addition to any kitchen, but when guests come calling – or for some everyday elegance – you may want something classic in which to serve your cocktails and craft beers. Depending on the kinds of gatherings you host, you may want stemware, such as wine glasses, and barware, such as whiskey tumblers and shot glasses. Red wine glasses feature wide mouths that allow the wine to oxidize, and are meant to be filled to the widest point of the bowl. White wine glasses have smaller bowls that help to lock in the aromas, and they usually have long stems to prevent the heat of your hand from warming the wine. You may also want to keep a set of champagne flutes on hand. You may not use them every day, but if an occasion is special enough to break out the bubbly, it’s special enough to serve the champagne in style. Flutes feature long, narrow bowls that maximize bubbles, ensuring drinks at your special event are as sparkling as your hosting skills.
Flat-bottomed barware can be more versatile than stemware and gives a private bar a sophisticated style. One of the most versatile options is the tumbler. It’s a common choice for serving straight whiskey, spirits on the rocks or even fresh orange juice. Regular glass tumblers are usually dishwasher safe, and they tend to have sleeker designs. Decorative options are usually lead crystal, which is a mixture of glass and lead oxide that takes intricate patterns with ease and has a brilliant finish. Lead crystal is safe for everyday use, too. If you’d rather go lead-free but still want glassware that makes an impression, consider Bavarian crystal glass, which substitutes the lead oxide without sacrificing any of the style. You may want to consider a set of shot glasses for your drinks cabinet. They’re useful for serving strong spirits or for measuring out the ingredients for your latest cocktail creations.
Delicious drinks start with great glassware. Whether you’re entertaining friends while sipping a cocktail from a highball or making a meal memorable by serving liqueurs, having a curated glassware collection helps to ensure that your guests get a little more every time you pour.