A well-crafted wine glass will actually improve the taste of wine. The right shape will bring out the subtle flavours and aromas of your drink, while the wrong one can make it taste flat and unappealing.
So, if you take your wine seriously, you’ll want to invest in a good set of glasses. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with your glassware, too.
Here are 10 of the funniest, most unique wine glasses we could find, from some actually great ideas, to others that are just plain silly.
The Aerating Wine Glass
Aeration is an important part of the wine-tasting process, as it allows oxygen to enter the liquid and bring out its flavours and aromas.
Most wine glasses have a small hole in the base that helps with aeration, but the Aerating Wine Glass takes things one step further. This glass has a special chamber in the blow that allows even more oxygen to mix with the wine as you drink, for the ultimate in flavour.
The Full-Bottle Glass
Not recommended for a weeknight, this glass is for those who like to enjoy a whole bottle of wine in one go.
This oversized glass holds an entire bottle of wine, so you can drink to your heart’s content without ever having to refill. Just be sure to have a designated driver on hand if you plan on using this glass too often!
The Wine Sipper
A slightly larger version of the port sipper, this glass is designed for those who want to take their time with their wine.
The long stem and small bowl of the glass allow you to sip your wine slowly, savouring every last drop. This is the perfect glass for a leisurely evening enjoying a good bottle of wine.
The Riedel O Wine Tumbler
This glass is designed for those who want the convenience of a wine glass without the hassle of stemware.
The Riedel O Wine Tumbler is made from shatterproof plastic, making it ideal for picnics, outdoor parties or anywhere else where breakable glasses would be a hazard. Basically a sippy cup for adults!
The Hipster Wine Glass
The mason jar has become something of a hipster icon, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the idea of a mason jar wine glass.
This glass is perfect for those who want to enjoy their wine in an ironic way. It also has the added benefit of being very sturdy and difficult to break. We knew about this glass before it was cool.
Double-Walled Wine Glasses
Theoretically, the double-walled wine glass is designed to keep your wine at the perfect temperature. In practice, it probably just makes you look a little fancier when you’re drinking it on the train on the way home from work.
The Tipsy Wine Glass
A Kickstarter original and ruiner of carpets and dresses alike, this off-centre wine glass is great for starting conversations at parties, as people will no doubt be drawn to your wonky glass. It’s also great for ending those conversations by pouring wine down yourself.
The No Foot Wine Glass
Answering the question, “how can I get more of my red wine on a cream sofa without doing any cardio at all”, this glass is the height of style over substance. However, it has so much style, we’d still be tempted to try it out.
The Double Walled Champagne Flutes
An actual good idea on this list of funny wine glasses, these double-walled flutes keep your champagne cold without the need for a bucket. They also make it look like the bubbles are floating in mid-air, which is just cool.
The Bubble Wine Glass
Last, but very much not least on our list is this bizarre sculpture. Theoretically, it aerates the wine as you drink and always gives you the perfect-sized sip. Which begs the questions, what if you wanted to gulp your wine down in an animal frenzy, and why would you spend $319 on a glass specifically designed to get you drunk?
That being said, if you are a supervillain and want to swirl the perfect sip of wine while explaining your plans to 007, we have the perfect glass for you!
The sublime and the ridiculous
So there you have it, 10 of the funniest wine glasses available on the market today. From actually genuinely good ideas to expensive shirt ruiners, there’s a glass here for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Crack open that bottle of vino and enjoy!