waltonsh wrote:... I can put (a tumbler) in the dishwasher, saving me snapping off the stem when I'm washing up, or putting my thumb through the side when I'm polishing the glass.
Re fingerprints: to say that fingerprints distort the colour is absurd, unless you have managed to soak your hands in dye before drinking. In fact, if you are leaving whopping great fingerprints all over the glass, perhaps you should consider washing your hands, as it is likely they may smell too, distorting the aroma of the wine.
Re warming the glass: ... If your hand is overly warming the wine before you drink, then you are either drinking too slowly, or filling your glass too much.
I thought I was only going to respond the end of this messages, but...
I'm concerned. What are you doing while washing dishes that makes you snap off the stems - or much more troubling... put your thumb through the glass!!!?? Yikes! Have another glass of wine.
I own the O glass. It is very pretty - for a few minutes. I attended a tasting featuring the O glass and everyone looked as though they were drinking from unwashed vessels. Not a good look. None of them were doing tie-dye.
We are here at this site because we are aethetes. Filthy-looking glasses affect one's ability to enjoy the full experience.
Lastly - drinking too slowly? I stopped chugging in college. OK - maybe grad school. But these days I'm not in a rush. That's part of the beauty of