MikeH wrote:Another denizen of this board, Andrew Hall, brought some to an offline. He pointed out that on a crowded table with many stems full of wine, you don't have to worry about knocking the Os over.... As far as size is concerned, even I feel less than comfortable holding the Bordeaux glass. It just feels like its on the verge of slipping out of my hand.
The crowded table thing is one of the reasons I asked this question. A friend wants to buy glasses to take to tastings, and she asked me about the stemless--I guess Crate and Barrel has some nice looking ones for about $2 a glass. She thought they'd be more practical than stemware, but she's never used one. I instead started this thread so she could read others' thoughts and also suggested the Riedel Magnums that I use instead--a pedestal instead of a stem, so low center of gravity and yet it sits up off the table which gives klutzes like me something to actually hang on to. And they're short enough for the dishwasher later.