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Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:37 PM

 

Do I have to turn in my wine snob credentials?

I've somehow managed to destroy most of my good, expensive crystal wine goblets (yeah, I admit it. I knocked them over & broke them), and I don't want to spend a couple hundred dollars to replace them yet. But I still have wine to drink.

So I broke down & got some PLASTIC wine glasses. (8 for $20!). Should I hang my head in shame?

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Reply Do I have to turn in my wine snob credentials? (Original post)
TheSmarterDog Mar 2018 OP
democratisphere Mar 2018 #1
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2018 #2
TDale313 Mar 2018 #3
Siwsan Mar 2018 #4
marylandblue Mar 2018 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #10
herding cats Mar 2018 #17
herding cats Mar 2018 #16
marylandblue Mar 2018 #20
Sanity Claws Mar 2018 #6
Binkie The Clown Mar 2018 #7
Boxerfan Mar 2018 #8
crazycatlady Mar 2018 #21
JDC Mar 2018 #9
Lochloosa Mar 2018 #11
Kali Mar 2018 #12
Lunabell Mar 2018 #13
cloudbase Mar 2018 #14
Glamrock Mar 2018 #15
herding cats Mar 2018 #18
WhiteTara Mar 2018 #19
sl8 Mar 2018 #22
pansypoo53219 Mar 2018 #23

Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:40 PM

1. Definitely! How did you get swindled out of $20.00 for 8 plastic wines?

For shame!

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:41 PM

2. You spent too much!

You can get a 6 pack of red or white wine glasses at IKEA for $4.99.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:41 PM

3. No, youre just fine.

Enjoy your wine 🍷

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:43 PM

4. Well, I probably would have headed to a dollar store

I have my good crystal wine glasses. and my every day from the Dollar Tree wine glasses. Same place that I bought my Margarita glasses and they have cute little cactus stems.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:43 PM

5. I use stemless wine glasses like these

https://www.crateandbarrel.com/stemless-wine-glasses/f9086

Much more stable than with stems, and real glass for less than what you paid for plastic.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:56 PM

10. I have some stemless ones like that that are double-walled.

They're nice because the wine stays cool longer.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:03 PM

17. Oh, those would be nice for white wines.

Iíll look into those. Thanks!

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:02 PM

16. Same here.

I donít care if theyíre proper or not. They work with my lifestyle and in my cabinets.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:29 PM

20. They work with my fat fingers too.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:44 PM

6. You could get inexpensive glass ones

Wouldn't that be preferable to plastic?
Bed Bath & Beyond has 4 glass wine goblets for $10. https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/libbey-reg-table-settings-classic-14-oz-white-wine-glasses-set-of-4/1015839333?categoryId=12930

That's basically the same as what you paid for plastic.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:47 PM

7. You know, empty glass jelly jars work just as well. nt

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:54 PM

8. Two Words...

Thrift Store....

Plastic & wine-yeah burn the card.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:29 PM

21. +1

The Goodwill near me has so many dishes. Wine glasses included.

Much fancier too. I've seen lots of fine china and crystal there.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:54 PM

9. Let us know when you get a sleave of red party cups

Until then, you enjoy your wine - any way that you drink it.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:58 PM

11. Mason jars work just fine for sweet tea or wine.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 09:08 PM

12. yes you do

any cheap glass beats overpriced plastic almost every time. possible exception is in a swimming pool, but pools are for beer and girly drinks anyway.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 09:09 PM

13. Lmao

I drink my wine out of old plastic St. Patrick's day cups. And it's from a box!

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 09:09 PM

14. Just put the bottle in a paper bag and enjoy!

Through the magic of the Scott Effect, the bag somehow enhances the flavor of any wine when the bottle is placed within.

Why dirty a glass?

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:05 PM

18. If you like them, thats all that matters.

I find plastic glasses smell weird to me, so I donít use them for anything. But, if you donít have that issue then youíre good to go!

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:13 PM

19. Yes. All you need are wine glasses with no lip

you can even find them at thrift stores for a dollar...and they're glass! I just hate plastic for food and beverage. But enjoy you wine anyway you drink it!

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:29 PM

22. If you're still knocking them over like skittles pins, plastic is a wise choice.

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:56 PM

23. yes. foo on fancy. i use mugs only for keyboard sake. + i WILL USE ICE.

and i prefer dry port. willing to try other fortified except sherry. if i wanted grape juice, i'd get it. and i hate CA wines.

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