Choosing the right glassware isn’t only about looks. The quality, shape and style of each glass sets the mood and maximises the aroma and unique flavour of the drinks you serve.
Use our buying guide to help you make the best choices when it comes to stocking up on glassware.
Spirits and liqueurs
Bring out the full flavour of that special liqueur and turn good taste into a tradition.
Short-stemmed glass designed for the enjoyment of brandy and cognac.
Bulbous globe and short stem which allows the glass to be warmed by your hands to release the aromas of the brandy
Cup the rounded bulb in your hand to warm the glass, releasing the flavours of your drink
Short glass with a strong, flat bottom
Perfect for whisky or serving spirits on the rocks
Also good for short cocktails
The shot glass
Small and neat
For spirits with high alcohol content
To be enjoyed with lots of friends
Essential cocktail glasses
Impress your guests with your selection of cocktails.
The highball glass is perfect for those cocktails that have a high ratio of alcohol to mixer such as mojitos
Shaken or stirred, martinis, Margaritas and cosmopolitans look cool in a martini glass.
Wine by the glass
Enhance flavour and aroma by serving your wine in the right glass
Taller glass with a large bowl and straight lip
Allows the wine to come into contact with more air
Ideal for younger red wines
Tall generous bowl and tapered mouth
Allows for proper oxygenation of wine
For fuller, heavier red wines such as cabernets and merlots
A tapered glass that swells in the middle
Allows the bouquet of more fruity wines to develop more fully
For lighter, full-bodied wines such as Pinot Noir
A smaller, narrower glass allows for less exposure to air
Helps keep the wine cool.
Allows the heat from the hands to warm the wine, unleashing more flavour
Classic, elegant and tall to keep bubbles from dissipating
Tapered rim focuses the drink’s bouquet to the nose.
Small glass to concentrate the flavour but keep alcohol vapours at bay
For fortified, high-alcohol wines