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This handblown stemware might shatter your expectations about durability

The Universal wine glass from Glasvin, an all-purpose hand-blown wine glass.Glasvin

The Universal wine glass crafted by New York-based Glasvin is handblown from lead-free crystal, is elegant and lightweight with a thin lip, so you might feel it’s meant for special occasions. It looks fragile, but it’s actually shatter-resistant and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. If you’re looking for new stemware for the holidays, this one is also all-purpose and fairly reasonably priced for handcrafted glasses. Use it with any type of wine. The bowl is ample enough to give the beverage a good swirl and then tapers in toward the lip to focus the aromas for sniffing ($79 for two). More than a half-dozen other types of glassware are also available from Glasvin, including one named The Expression with a wider bowl tailored for Bordeaux and other reds; The Aromatic, tapered for Burgundy or chardonnay; The Champagne for sparklers; and The Stemless, and more (from $79 to $109 for two). According to the company, more than 100 restaurants use their stemware, and at least 15 have Michelin stars. To order, go to glas.vin.



Champagne glass from Glasvin.Glasvin

Ann Trieger Kurland can be reached at anntrieger@gmail.com.