Simon J wrote:I was wondering how many glasses you have broken in the last year (or on average) and also how they broke. (i.e. when you were washing them, drying them, putting them away, knocked them over while drinking etc.) Also, was the glass expensive?
Just curious.......and thanks for any replies.
Covert wrote:Two. When we installed the most gorgeous Brazilian granite counter tops at our camp, they came at a price. They don't give - at all. A little bump, which would mean nothing on formica, shatters glassware. All of our glassware is Riedel. Don't know what it costs, not all that much. If we broke glasses by the dozen, it would be a different matter.
Sam Platt wrote:Broke one large Riedel Burgundy glass. I was sort of holding it in my teeth as I opened the door while carryin a plate of meat in from the grill, and it snapped at the rim. Stupid, but luckily no glass shard related damage to my mouth.
AlexR wrote: Probably break 3 or 4 a year.This is one reason I will never buy the better Riedel glasses..
MikeH wrote:Unfortunately, that hand holds the stem of the wine glass which now is now more like a lance than a glass. And it performs like a lance as well, putting a large hole in his shirt and a smaller hole in his chest.
Michael Malinoski wrote:I read this thread just before departing for a weekend of wine debauchery and thought to myself "if I reply stating I didn't break a single glass all year, I'm sure to do so this weekend". Well, sure enough, walking out to the car, my Riedel bag (mistakenly left unzipped) popped open and deposited 2 Riedel Bordeaux stems on my garage floor, which naturally broke into thousands of pieces. So, I guess perhaps I should never have opened the thread at all!