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21 wine and cocktail glasses with the wow factor

Whatever your drink of choice, our edit of sparkling crystal and glass will add savour to the celebrations. Cheers!

mark d sikes wine glasses
Anthropologie

As the jewellery of a table, glassware should bring sparkle and a celebratory feel to the proceedings, whether the meal in question is a lazy weekend lunch or a festive dinner. To ensure your glass cabinet is always well stocked, we’ve rounded up an eclectic selection of shapes and styles, from casual to colourful, classic to contemporary.

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1 ‘Tint’ wine glasses, Hay
hay wine glasses
Liberty

The subtle tones and squared off shape of these glasses by Hay strike a satisfyingly contemporary note, plus they’re made from borosilicate glass so are tough enough for everyday use. Set of two, £39, libertylondon.com

2 ‘Commodore’ goblet, Oswald Haerdtl
the conran shop wine glass
The Conran Shop

Minimalists will love the crisp precision of this mouth blown crystal goblet, which feels both timeless and strikingly modern at the same time. It’s part of a range designed in 1954 by Viennese architect Oswald Haerdtl for the legendary glassware firm J. & L. Lobmeyr. £72, conranshop.co.uk

3 Pink and blue wine glass, Summerill & Bishop
summerill and bishop wine glass
The Invisible Collection

Hand blown by artisans in Italy and delicately edged with gold, this wine glass looks like an iridescent pink bubble balancing on a slender blue stem. The perfect finishing touch to a crisp white tablecloth. £110, summerillandbishop.com

4 Murano glassware, Dolce & Gabbana
dolce and gabbana collezione casa glassware
Dolce & Gabbana

There’s a celebratory feel to this colourful collection of glassware from Dolce & Gabbana. Each piece is crafted from Murano glass and is decorated with the typically Venetian diamond Balloton pattern. Perfect for aperitivo hour. From £215, dolcegabbana.com

5 ‘Tank’ whiskey glasses, Tom Dixon
tom dixon tank whiskey glasses
Tom Dixon

They may be the perfect receptacle for an old fashioned, but there is nothing traditional about these glasses from multi-award-winning British designer Tom Dixon. £65 for two, tomdixon.net

6 Vodka cocktail glass, LSA
lsa vodka cocktail glass
Christine Muirhead

We love the clean geometry of these mouth-blown cocktail glasses; the perfect triangle balanced on a chunky cylindrical stem takes its influence from Eastern Bloc architecture and graphic design. Set of two, £50, lsa-international.com

7 ‘Cosimo’ wine glasses, Campbell-Rey
campbell rey wine glass the invisible collection
The Invisible Collection

These two-tone Italian-made wine glasses come in three colour combinations: blue/green, amber/violet and pink/yellow. They can be customised with a bespoke message too, to create a completely unique set for your table (or a wonderful wedding gift). Set of six for £654, theinvisiblecollection.com

8 ‘Stem Zero’ glasses, Nude
stem zero glasses by nude
Nude

Loved by bars and restaurants for its balance of delicate thinness and impressive resilience, this range of glassware offers a vessel for just about every tipple of choice and its classic look will blend effortlessly with your existing tableware. £43 for a white wine glass, johnlewis.com

9 ‘Miel Coucou’ tall glass, Maison Balzac
maison balzan miel coucou tall glass
Liberty

Like a shot of sunshine in solid form, these glasses from Maison Balzac are perfect for long cocktails like Moscow Mules or a gin and tonic. Each faceted glass is mouth blown from borosilicate glass and has unique variations, for a relaxed and characterful look. Set of two, £65, libertylondon.com

10 ‘Ripple’ long glass, Ferm Living
ripple long cocktail glass ferm living
Ferm Living

Refreshingly simple in its appearance, this tall glass is ideal for thirst-quenching cocktails – think a Tom Collins or a mojito – with plenty of room to accommodate garnishes. £49 for four, skandium.com

11 Wine glasses, Mark D Sikes
mark d sikes wine glasses
Anthropologie

Something about these glasses by American interior designer Mark D. Sikes conjures up cold rosé (or maybe a margarita) after a day on the beach in Montauk. We loved their easygoing charm and vivid azure hue. Set of four, £64, anthropologie.com

12 ‘Bubbles’ wine glass, Zara Home

These mustard-coloured wine glasses look like a particularly lucky thrift store find, but in actual fact they’re from Zara Home. The bubbled glass has a vintage feel and they can be mixed with options in brown and turquoise for an eclectic setting. £7.99, zarahome.com

13 ‘Blue Pom’ wine glass, Issy Granger
issy granger blue pom wine glass
Glassette

Striking the perfect balance between plain and pretty, these wine glasses by Issy Granger are mouth blown by artisans in Cairo. We love how the simple bell shape of the glass contrasts with the delicate blue beading around the base. £24, glassette.com

14 ‘Essence’ cocktail bowl, Iittala
iittala essence cocktail bowl
Finnish Design Shop

The classic shape of this coupe lends itself to serving Champagne, cocktails and desserts, making it a versatile addition to your glass cabinet. Perfectly proportioned and functional, the shape has a pleasing simplicity. Set of two, £34.95, finnishdesignshop.com

15 ‘Poolside’ wine glasses, Sunnylife
sunnylife wine glasses
Anthropologie

With their hazy, sun-kissed palette, these tinted wine glasses from Sydney-based brand Sunnylife have a retro, summery feel that makes them ideal for pool parties and picnics. Set of four, £32, anthropologie.com

16 Tequila glass, Milagros
milagros tequila glass
Milagros

We love the fiery red shade and organic shape of this recycled glass tequila vessel which is made by hand in Mexico. The height, shape and bubbles in each varies slightly, making for a pleasingly casual arrangement on the table. £7, milagros.co.uk

17 ‘Anna’ red wine glass, Yod and Co
anna red wine glass yod and co
Yod and Co

Made in Portugal from soda lime glass, these robust short stemmed wine glasses feel like something you’d find in a cafe or bistro in the south of France and we are all about replicating those holiday vibes at home. £6, yodandco.com

18 ‘Street’ martini glass, Jan Johansson
martini glass skandium
Skandium

Designer Jan Johansson looked to the rigid grid formation of Manhattan’s streets for the clean, square-cut pattern that inspired this range. The classic Martini shape calls out for a perfectly mixed, ice-cold vodka cocktail. £35, skandium.com

19 ‘Morro’ stemless wine glasses, Anthropologie
morro stemless wine glasses
Anthropologie

Bringing something different to the table is this set of stemless wine glasses, which are made from hand painted soda-lime glass and have a playful feel. Set of four, £40, anthropologie.com

20 ‘Flume’ smoked blue wine glass, Pentreath & Hall
flume smoked blue wine glass pentreath and hall
Pentreath and Hall

The simple, sturdy shape and restrained smoke-blue tones of this wine glass will bring an understated elegance to any table setting £15, pentreath-hall.com

21 ‘Geo’ glasses, Idyll Home
Idyll Home

These geometric tumblers are something a little bit different, with more than a touch of mid-century lounge bar glamour to them. Satisfyingly weighty in the hand, they can be used for anything from wine or juice to a perfectly mixed Old Fashioned. £29, idyllhome.co.uk

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