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We drink a lot of wine in our house and we enjoy inviting friends and family over for a meal especially at weekends, or for warm summer evenings in the garden for a BBQ. When you have a lot of guests it is very easy to get the wine glasses mixed up and I have lost count of the number of times someone has picked up my wine galss by accident or I have done the same thing to them!
These charms from Amazon are a great way to get around this annoying little problem, and also they are really lovely to look at. It was my other half who initially spotted them as she was trawling the Internt one night. She pointed them out to me and I suggested she order two packs of six as they are good value at £12 for the both packs (and free delivery).
They are designed to fit over the rim of your wine glass and make it easier to identify which glass is yours because each little charm is different and unique. They are all in solver colour and quite delicate. I get the feelign they are not going to be long lasting but I cannot say yet as we have not had them long enough to comment on their durability.
They clink a bit as you move your glass around but that is not particularly annoying. We like the way each charm has a little something attached to it - ie a piece of pizza, a bottle of wine etc etc.
I am glad we bought them and it makes a good talking point at parties as I don't think many people have come across these yet.
Really recommended. ..
Another wine review this morning, I must really be craving the stuff. As my previous review mentioned we drink a lot of wine in our house and always have plenty of bottles as we are members of the BA wine club. We get 12 bottles every three months which is actually not that much but we have a bit of a stockpile at the moment as I am not drinking due to being pregnant. The nice thing about the club though is that you can request more bottles if you wish or less if you wish, you can tailor it to your requirements.This means we are usually great hosts at a party as the wine is always flowing and people like coming to ours for the wine.
We got some very nice Villeroy and Bosch wine glasses from my Grandfather as an engagement present years ago and haven't broken any to this day which is nice so we have these for our guests rather than plastic wine glasses, yuck I hate drinking wine out of a plastic glass. The only trouble with that is when you are at a party it is hard to keep track of which glass is yours. It's very annoying though when you are at a party and put your wine glass down and then someone else has put theirs down too and you don't know then which wine is yours and with 20 plus people doing this it gets very confusing. It's ok if you have plastic cups as you can write your names on them but not on my nice V&B glasses. That is why in the end we bought some wine glass charms.
I got a few packs from Amazon. You get 6 charms in a pack and they cost about £5. Now, they are not really the best quality and to be honest look like something you get out of a Christmas cracker. They are just what they say, charms, much like you would get for a charm bracelet but like I said are sort of Christmas cracker quality, nothing you would wear as a real charm but for a few hours on a wine glass they will do.
The little charms come on a very flimsy thin metal ring which hooks together at the end. This allows you to open and close it and hook it over the stem of your wine glass so it identifies your glass compared to another one. The charms are all related to wine which I think is a nice touch, there is a wine glass, a bottle of wine, a corkscrew, a wine bucket, a bunch of grapes and a slice of pizza. The charms are silver, well probably not real silver but silver colour and they also have some little coloured plastic beads on them to give them a bit of colour. When the charms are on the glass they clink against the glass which is actually a bit annoying at times to hear all this clinking but if you wish to identify your glass this is an ok way to do it.
I'll quite often invite a few friends round for something to eat and a few glasses of wine - it's much cheaper than a night out . The trouble is, as the night wears on and we get a little more tipsy, we do tend to forget which glass is ours, especially those of us that smoke and are frequently leaving the room for ten minutes to do so .
Luckily, I've found a simply and easy way to mark out which glass belongs to which drunkard - a set of six adorable little wine glass charms. Each of the charms has a thin wire loop that simply hooks and unhooks, allowing it to fit round the stem of a wine glass, and then rest on the circular base, looking very pretty indeed. Each charm has some silver beads, and some coloured clear ones - a nice red, a zesty lime green, a peaceful calming blue. The colours in themselves might be enough to help someone sober identify their drink, but once two or three glasses have gone down the pipes, I'm liable to forget.
Luckily, each of these glass markers has an individual little charm - in the set there is a pizza, and ice bucket, some grapes, a corkscrew, a bottle of wine, and a goblet. They are all very cute and quite well detailed, with the pizza being my personal favourite, and hence the one I always use. These really seem to work well at helping us all remember which glass is ours, as much like with monopoly pieces, everybody has a favourite they like to use again and again.
They are very sweet and quite detailed looking, but they aren't the best quality - they feel very light and flimsy in the hand, and a couple of the charms have quite rough edges. They look like silver, but seem to be made of some flimsier, cheaper metal.They are wipe clean only, and come with a spare ring to store them on.
These are also sadly only suitable for use with wine glasses/champagne flutes/martini glasses and others with narrow stems, and with only six in a pack they probably wouldn't be suitable for large gatherings, but they are fine for a casual evening drink with friends. You can buy other sets with different themes though, so you could mix sets for larger groups.
I purchased mine from cookability.biz for £5.70. I think they are quite attractive for the price, and do the job they are intended to, however I plan to invest in a more expensive, better quality set in the future.