Whether you’re starting afresh or simply adding to your collection, glassware is a necessity for your home. To make it easier, we’ve broken down the guide into the most commonly use glassware and a summary of which glass to use when, from every day to special occasions. Have a read through our glassware buying guide and find the perfect glass to match your drink.
What are the different types
We stock a wide range of glasses including tumblers, high ball glasses, wine glasses, champagne glasses and a selection of cocktail glasses. As well as the basics, we sell decanters, jugs, carafes and pitchers.
What are the different materials glassware is made of?
Typically used for everyday glassware, soda-lime is a relatively inexpensive raw material that can be decorated with decals or screen-printed. It can be coloured, etched or sprayed and is usually dishwasher safe. This glass is either hand-blown or machine-safe.
This has the strength and clarity of crystalline that makes it comparable to crystal, but without the inclusions of lead.
SON.HYX® High-Tech Crystal Glass
A new innovation, SON.hy® is a high-tech crystal glass that’s transparent and ultra-clear. The material is highly resistant to breakage and is created using an eco-friendly melting process. Over 4,000 industrial wash cycles and it’s shown no alteration in transparency or brilliance.
What glassware shall I use for all occassions
Small in capacity, they’re perfect for water, squash and juice. They’re also well suited for short cocktails such as caipirinhas and negronis.
Also ideal for water and soft drinks, high-ball glasses are great for gin and tonics, mojitos and wine spritzers and can be used for more formal and informal dining settings.
With or without stems, wine glasses are characterised down into white wine, red wine, burgundy, water and champagne glasses. Whichever you go for depends on your own individual style and needs. Stemware capacities range from 19 to 20cl for champagne flutes and go up to 58cl for a burgundy glass.
To keep your glasses chip-free for longer, avoid stacking them inside each other and avoid storing them upside down.
Handwashing is the safest way to clean stemmed glasses. Wash them in warm soapy water before rinsing, and either leave to air dry or wipe with a lint-free cloth.
Most of our tumblers are dishwasher safe, but please check the ‘Care Instructions’ for each individual product as there may be come exceptions.