Where Can I Buy Inexpensive Wine Glasses?

You’re hosting your first dinner party in your new home. Everything is perfect; the menu, the table, the flowers. That is until you realize your guests will be drinking their wine out of the jelly jars you’ve been using. (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) You need glasses, but your dinner party budget […]

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What Are Different Wine Glasses For?

The proper serving of wine is an art to perfect. Every wine connoisseur knows that different wine glasses serve unique purposes for the wine it holds. Knowing these differences will help you enhance the experience of wine sipping for you and your guests.   Anatomy of the Wine Glass A basic lesson on the terminology […]

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What is the Best Wine Glass?

The best wine glass will capture the fullness of the wine’s flavor and aroma and allow your taste buds to appreciate the wine fully. Overall, the wine glass enhances the entire experience of wine drinking, although it is not easy to choose just one wine glass that is the best. What is considered the best […]

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Are Wine Glasses Necessary?

To answer this question, we turn to science. What does the research say, you ask? Well, a study published in the Journal of Wine Research (yes, that is a real scholarly journal) conducted by Margaret A. Cliff found that wine glass shape had a significant impact on how wine drinkers perceived the intensity of the […]

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What Wine Glasses Do Sommeliers Use?

In any field, experts are the people you turn to for the most trustworthy advice. They are the most knowledgeable in their field and can offer the best recommendations. In the area of wine, sommeliers are the go-to people. Sommeliers are the experts in all things wine.  Beyond their understanding of the wine itself, they […]

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How Can You Tell If a Wine Glass Is Crystal?

Crystal has a particular reputation for being the “fancy” version of glass and is typically used for formal tableware on special occasions. So naturally, this might leave you wondering what’s so special about crystal. The discerning wine enthusiast will want to know how to spot a wine glass that’s made of crystal. Glass Wine Glasses […]

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Preparing For A Hurricane

Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season Hurricanes have ravaged many different areas in North America over the past decade. Severe weather has brought the United States Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Hurricane Michael, and many other tropical storms. These storms cause property damage and death, and injury to those who were not able to […]

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How Flat is Glass?

The Case of Glass Tolerances Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tolerances for ¼” glass as far as flatness or being level is concerned? Thank you, Brent R. Answer: Dear Brent, Thank you for contacting the Glass.com Glass Detective with your questions concerning the tolerances or “flatness” for what you are referring to as […]

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A Day in the Life of a Glass Shop: Robert Hiller

Commercial Glass and Plastics Lynchburg, VA Robert Hiller’s 15,000 square foot glass shop is impressive by any standard—especially because it sits in the mostly rural foothills of southwest Virginia. But the 64-year-old didn’t just build Commercial Glass and Plastics Inc. overnight. He’s a second-generation glazier whose father started in the glass business in 1945— not […]

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DIY Window Installation

Who doesn’t love the feeling after completing a great project that you’re proud of? The feeling of accomplishment is an undeniably fantastic feeling to have known you did something successfully. Do it yourself (DIY) projects are a big way that we do this in our lives. Specifically, DIY home improvement projects make us feel like […]

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