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When I moved into my new flat back in my home town of Coventry one thing I badly knew that I was in need of was wine glasses. With friends coming round that actually drink wine I thought I really shouldn't give them wine in a mug or a tumbler or something as it just seemed so wrong lol but at the same time I do own a set of very expensive wine glasses and really couldn't face breakage of those as my parents bought me those and use them when they visit of an evening!
At the same time I bought myself a set of these I bought a set of white wine glasses too from Ikea to pop in a lovely glass fronted kitchen cabinet and found these glasses at just £1.40 a glass and I bought 6 of them and felt that if one did get broken it would at least only cost £1.40 a time to make the set back right!
What struck me about these when I first spotted them was just how lovely and sophisticated they looked and not one bit cheap, tatty or tacky. They are of course made from glass with a nice round base, a slim stem and the glass itself is almost like a long shaped proper whisky glass, like a bowl shape almost and it holds 60cl which is rather alot of wine! Two shapes of this particular red wine glass were available to buy at the time I bought mine with one being more rounded in shape that the other so I went for the taller of the two, more oblong bowled shaped as I just felt that it had a touch more class to it.
The glasses are lightweight and being made of glass are of course breakable. They are suitable for dishwashing of course should you want to me though I do not own a dishwasher and I simply rinse them out and dry them by hand after they have been used and I've had no issues with these glasses at all and its nice to have the correct glass to the wine you drink I always think and I have received compliments on these but never told anyone how much they cost me, just where I got them from.
Nice glasses but very cheap to buy I love mine and think they really do look the part!
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I'd been after wine glasses for ages, I wanted a proper set after spending ages having odd ones in the cupboard. I wanted some that weren't expensive as the reason I have odd ones in the cupboard is because we have a tendency to break them! I also wanted some that were modern and contemporary. I spotted these wine glasses in Ikea a few weeks ago and at £1.40 per glass, I bought six of them. Just a note though, they are also available singly - there was a sign up on the display when I bought them saying 'take a box' - there's six per box so I did that not realising I could have easily just bought four single ones.
These glasses are large - I don't think I've ever come across wine glasses so big! They are labelled as red wine glasses, but I never took notice of that - I use them for white and rose wine mostly and I don't see why it matters what you put in unless planning a very posh dinner party where some wine connoisseurs may attend! For everyday use though, these are great for any wine.
The glasses are curvy and bulbous in shape - because they are so big I only pour the wine to the point where it's around a third full, the capacity is 59cl in total so it's very easy to fit around 3/4 of a full bottle of wine in them - so they're not great if trying to limit what you're drinking! The stem on the glass is fairly thin, but it's sturdy. The only very minor issue is that it's sometimes hard to keep a tight grip on the glass when it's full because the weight in the glass is much greater than the base and stem. They also curve inwards slightly towards the top which can sometimes make it a little harder to drink from when they're fuller. They are dishwasher safe and I can vouch for that; mine have been through the dishwasher with no issues although I do have to be careful stacking them.
If you like a wine glass on the small to medium side, these aren't for you because they are definitely glasses that make a statement with their size. They're also not the best choice if you don't have much room in your cupboards because they are very tall and very wide; they'll only fit on some of our kitchen shelves due to their height and the width means that they take up a lot more room than other standard sized glasses we've owned. They are 22cm high and 10cm in diameter at their widest point.
These are great value wine glasses and I would definitely recommend them - they are very large but they do make a smaller width (what they call) white wine glass in the same range which is a good alternative to save on space if you're limited. I rate these 4 stars as they are brilliant although I've taken a star off for the minor problems I outlined.
Wine glasses (well glasses in general) always end up getting smashed in our house. If I buy a new set of glasses then the full set will probably only last for a fortnight or so, after that you can guarantee that one or more glasses from the set will have been smashed. As a result of this I always just buy cheap wine glasses, it is expensive enough just buying cheap wine glasses, as we get through so many!
More often than not I always end up buying wine glasses from Ikea. I've recently bought some wine glasses from the Hederlig range. The Hederlig range consists of four different shaped wine glasses: the red wine glass pictured above at £1.29 each (which are 22cm high and hold 59cl), a slightly different shaped red wine glass more of a tapered bowl shape at £1.40 each (which are also 22cm and hold 60cl), a white wine glass at £1.40 each (again 22cm high and hold 36cl), and a champagne glass at £1.40 each (once again 22cm high and hold 22cl). I ended up buying 4 of each shape.
I really like the Hederlig range as the glasses are quite big, and they look far more expensive than they actually are. Also the glass isn't too thin, unlike a lot of cheap wine glasses that you see around. The whole range is also dishwasher safe, mine have been in the dishwasher many times so far with no problems whatsoever.
I've had lots of comments on these wine glasses as they do look really quite classy, we obviously use them for wine and I also find that that they work really well for cocktails as well. I like having the matching glasses in different shapes, especially for setting the table with them. I really like that all of the different wine glasses in the Hederlig range are exactly the same height, just a different shape.
I think that the Hederlig range is a staple item in Ikea, so even when we've smashed most of ours, I can replace them with the same, to match my remaining ones. I like the fact that you buy the glasses seperately, this is perfect for if you just need to replace one or two due to breakages, or if you just need one or two extra in your set.
These wine glasses have proved to be quite sturdy so far. We've had them a month, with just two breakages so far (I've probably just jinxed that now though!). All in all I'm really pleased with these, and I guess that I will probably be off to buy some more fairly soon!