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The 8 Best Stemless Wine Glasses of 2022

After tests, NUDE Pure Bourgogne Glasses took the crown.

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The 8 Best Stemless Wine Glasses of 2022

Liquor / Chloe Jeong

Wine professionals will often say that holding a glass by its stem is typically ideal, as it keeps your wine’s temperature by avoiding heat transfer from your hand to the bowl of the glass. In certain situations (think opening a special vintage), this rule of thumb should be honored, but ultimately, your personal preferences matter the most.

Many experts agree, including Christy Bors, head of brand at NakedWines.com. “I have the pleasure of working and chatting with dozens of winemakers a day, so I always get to pick their brains with questions like these.” She elaborates, “The best advice I’ve received is to drink wine in a way that makes the wine most enjoyable for you—that could mean a fine Riedel, a stemless glass, a vintage coupe or a tumbler you have nearby.”

Bors' personal favorite is the Riedel glasses, which are convenient and durable. After testing, our own top pick is the NUDE Pure Bourgogne Glasses thanks to the way they highlight a wine's aromas.

Here are the best stemless wine glasses for all occasions.

Best Overall: NUDE Pure Bourgogne Glasses

NUDE Pure Bourgogne Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Pros
  • Durable

  • Easy to clean

Cons
  • Too large

  • Overpriced

Turkish glassware brand NUDE has quickly become a cult favorite within wine circles around the world. With a wide variety of glassware across wine and spirits categories, its stemless Burgundy glasses are a standout. The thin, lead-free crystal vessels are designed to enhance any light- to medium-bodied red or medium- to full-bodied white. (Though if you’re not fussy, you can use them for just about anything).

Testing Insights:

Pour some wine into the glass. How does it feel in the hand? Can you easily swirl? Does it feel too heavy or too light? Is it comfortable to hold?

In comparison to other tumblers, this stemless wine glass is by far the largest in the hand. It’s almost too big – I could see it getting uncomfortable to hold after an extended period of time. Swirling is not the easiest, as the glass is almost too big to have full control over. It’s not super comfortable, though those who find larger bowls more “elegant” will likely enjoy this glass. 

Drink out of the glass. How is the thickness of the lip of the glass? Do the aromas come through?

Aromas definitely come through and the thickness of the glass is pretty standard – nothing to complain (or rave) about. However, I did appreciate that the opening of the glass was smaller than the largest part of the bowl (in other words, aromas were funneled up through the top of the glass). 

How easy is it to clean? Note whether it feels sturdy or fragile. If any happen to fall or get knocked around in the sink, include that info.

The glass is pretty easy to clean. It requires being gentle, though the glass feels durable enough to not worry about. The product claims to be dishwasher safe, though I did not try this.

Overall, what did you think of this product

Overall, I think the product is fine. At $10 a glass, I wish they were a bit cheaper, as I don’t think a 4-pack merits $40. The product is useful (albeit, a bit excessive in size) and will be most enjoyed by those who enjoy large bowls on their glassware. 

Nude Glasses

Liquor.com / Timothy Fatata

Capacity: 24 oz. | Material: Lead-free crystal | Height: 4.27 x 4.49 inches

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Best Budget: Bormioli Rocco Bodega Glasses

Bormioli Rocco Bodega Mini Glass Tumbler

courtesy of Liquor.com Store

Pros
  • Affordable

  • Easy to clean

Cons
  • Too small

  • Large opening

  • Inability to swirl

  • Unable to properly convey aromas

Bormioli Rocco's glassware offers great quality and smart design without breaking the bank. As a wine writer, I’m frequently tasting different wines from all over the world, and while I appreciate fine stemware, I do find simplicity and affordability really refreshing—and I’m not alone. Florence Fabricant, a renowned food and wine writer, also appreciates these small Bormioli Rocco bodega glasses, which are a go-to for wine drinkers all over northern Spain, she says. The best part? The chip-resistant, 7.5-ounce wine glasses can be used for other purposes. Fabricant recommends serving dishes like panna cotta, condiments and ice cream in them. They also make for an excellent toasting vessel at any gathering, big or small.

Testing insights:

Pour some wine into the glass. How does it feel in the hand? Can you easily swirl? Does it feel too heavy or too light? Is it comfortable to hold?

The Bormioli Rocco tumbler is by far the smallest out of all of the options. It’s comfortable in the hand, though definitely not easy to swirl, as wine (or any beverage) could easily spill from the product. The product is light in the hand.

Drink out of the glass. How is the thickness of the lip of the glass? Do the aromas come through?

Due to the openness of the tumbler, it’s very hard to capture any sort of aromas from the product. The lip of the glass is also quite thick. This product was likely not designed for wine.

How easy is it to clean? Note whether it feels sturdy or fragile. If any happen to fall or get knocked around in the sink, include that info.

The product’s open design makes it very easy to clean. The glass feels quite durable in hand and claims to be dishwasher safe. Although I did not test its dishwasher durability, I believe the claim. 

Overall, what did you think of this product

Overall, the product is cute, but definitely not designed for wine. I personally find that these glasses would be much more suited for serving water at dinner parties. Their compact size makes them easy to use and comfortable to hold, though they don’t do much to showcase wine’s aromas and flavors. Perhaps in a very, very casual setting these would be okay, but I’d still prefer a different glass. 

Bormioli Rocco

Liquor.com / Timothy Fatata

Capacity: 7.5 ounces | Material: Glass | Height: 3.25 x 2.25 inches

Best Splurge: Zalto Denk'Art Tumbler

Zalto is widely favored among industry experts and wine enthusiasts when it comes to fine glassware. If you’re looking to invest in stemless (or stemmed) glasses, this Austrian brand is a good place to start. Zalto’s Denk'Art collection, which draws its inspiration from the tilt angles of the earth, offers a curated selection of crystal glasses, including an ultra-thin and lightweight stemless glass. In addition to enhancing the experience of any wine, these 13-ounce vessels are versatile enough to make great water and cocktail glasses. Best of all, they are dishwasher safe. The tumbler-style glasses are also hand-blown and lead-free.

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Most Durable: BrüMate Uncork'd XL Wine Tumbler

BrüMate Uncork'd XL Wine Tumbler

Brumate 

Pros
  • Temperature control

  • Great for on-the-go

Cons
  • Clunky lip (plastic)

Stemless drinkware and outdoor sipping go hand-in-hand—particularly when the material of the vessel is durable and insulating. Available in various colors and patterns, BrüMate’s XL wine tumbler features the brand's BevGuard technology, which keeps your wine (or other chilled drink) ice-cold without imparting any metallic flavor to it. These 14-ounce stemless tumblers and their splash-proof lids are ideal for outdoor drinking in any scenario. Note that while the lid is dishwasher safe, the tumbler itself must be hand-washed. 

Testing Insights:

Pour some wine into the glass. How does it feel in the hand? Can you easily swirl? Does it feel too heavy or too light? Is it comfortable to hold?

It’s hard to compare this product to the other stemless glasses, as this product serves a much different purpose. It is meant for on-the-go drinking and temperature-controlled sipping. (I’ll review it as its own entity.) In comparison to other on-the-go glasses, this product feels comfortable in the hand. No temperature is conveyed through the exterior, though the beverage’s temperature inside is kept intact. The glass swirls easily and it is very comfortable to hold. 

Drink out of the glass. How is the thickness of the lip of the glass? Do the aromas come through?

Upon first opening, the tumbler has a bit of a weird odor. I would recommend washing first before using. The lid has a seal tight lock, which is great for on-the-go transport of your wine. The plastic lip feels a bit clunky, as to be expected, though the material feels fine on the lips. The tumbler does not dribble when sipping, which is very pleasant.

How easy is it to clean? Note whether it feels sturdy or fragile. If any happen to fall or get knocked around in the sink, include that info.

The tumbler is incredibly easy to clean. Simply remove the top and clean both pieces (lid and tumbler). The product claims to be dishwasher safe and I’d believe it, despite not trying. The tumbler is very durable. It will not be damaged from clinking around in the sink, a bag, etc. 

Overall, what did you think of this product

Overall, I think the product is great for its purpose. I would not sit around using this as a stemless wine glass alternative, for example, but if traveling or sipping outdoors, the product is a top choice. The quality merits the price and I confidently stand behind this brand as an excellent on-the-go option. 

Brumate

Liquor.com / Timothy Fatata

Capacity: 14 ounces  | Material: Triple-insulated stainless steel interior / plastic exterior (glass free) | Height:  4 6/8 inches

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Best for Red Wine: Riedel 'O' Stemless Wine Glasses

Riedel "O" Stemless Cabernet/Merlot Red Wine Tumbler (8-pack)

Courtesy of Liquor.com

"I love Riedel stemless wine glasses because they never knock over or break unexpectedly and are easy to cup in your hand," says Bors. "This set is crystal and keeps cool for a while. I personally love sticking them in the freezer wrapped with a wet paper towel for 30 minutes before using—then you can really enjoy the perfect glass of chilled wine on a hot summer night." These glasses often come in a value set (which is never a bad thing) and though they’re pure crystal, the glasses are completely dishwasher safe (also never a bad thing).

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Best for White Wine: Stölzle Lausitz Stemless Wine Glass

Pros
  • Unique design

  • Light in the hand

  • Narrow opening

Cons
  • Slightly heavy on the lips

Calling all minimalist white, rosé and sparkling wine lovers: these architectural crystal glasses by Stölzle Lausitz have won multiple design awards for a reason. While their clean lines might look simple to the untrained eye, the elegantly sloped walls are ideal for aromatic expression, making these stemless glasses excellent for many different wines (including fuller-bodied reds). Think of these as an almost universal glass, and round out your collection with a few varietal-specific styles to cover all bases.

Testing insights:

Pour some wine into the glass. How does it feel in the hand? Can you easily swirl? Does it feel too heavy or too light? Is it comfortable to hold?

The Stölzle Lausitz stemless glass is much thinner than other options (Riedel or Nude) but looks and feels ultra sleek. The glass is easy to hold and swirl, and is also light in the hand. The shape and design of the glass is simple yet chic – more triangular and cone-like than your average rounder bowl. I like it a lot. 

Drink out of the glass. How is the thickness of the lip of the glass? Do the aromas come through?

Similar to the Nude stemless glass (and like most stemmed wineglasses), the opening to this glass is drastically more narrow than the widest part of the bowl, which allows for transfer and retention of aromas, no dissipation. While the glass feels slightly heavier on the lips than the Riedel glass, it’s by no means unpleasant. 

How easy is it to clean? Note whether it feels sturdy or fragile. If any happen to fall or get knocked around in the sink, include that info.

Although the glass is more narrow than some of the other models, it is still easy to clean. Like the others, the product claims dishwasher safe. While I did not try this, I’d believe it. 

Overall, what did you think of this product

I think this is an excellent product. The design is spot on and the size is perfect. The glass feels lightweight in hand (heavier than Riedel, though still light enough). I wish the glass were slightly lighter on the lips, but overall this is an excellent product that merits the price. For those looking for a smaller stemless wine glass – or even just one with a more unique shape (the bottom of this one is flat, too), I’d recommend this brand.

Stolzle Lausitz

Liquor.com / Timothy Fatata

Capacity: 12.75 ounces | Material: Lead-free crystal | Height: 3-1/2 diameter x 4 inches

Best Insulating: Eparé Wine Glasses

Pros
  • Durable

  • Easy to clean

Cons
  • Strange design

  • Cheap feel

  • Overpriced

If a wine's temperature is a priority for you, consider insulating options when shopping for stemless glasses. While stainless steel tumblers are effective at keeping wines chilled for long periods of time, these feel a bit clunky and aren't ideal for more delicate or aromatic wines. That’s where double-walled glass tumblers come in. These 13-ounce Eparé glasses maintain the integrity of a liquid’s intended temperature (whether hot or cold), meaning you can enjoy a double espresso in the morning and some wine at night. Plus, these glasses are both dishwasher and microwave safe.

Testing Insights:

Pour some wine into the glass. How does it feel in the hand? Can you easily swirl? Does it feel too heavy or too light? Is it comfortable to hold?

This glass… I’m just not sure what is going on here. The design, in my opinion, is totally weird. It’s got this double insulated thing going on, which is perhaps why it looks this way, but there’s a whole sort of “floating” look to the wine in the glass. In the hand, the wine feels clunky and cheap – sort of like thick plastic rather than glass. It’s a bit too large and therefore strenuous to hold. Aesthetically and logistically, I’m not a fan thus far.  

Drink out of the glass. How is the thickness of the lip of the glass? Do the aromas come through?

While the aromas come through fine (a more narrow opening would’ve been ideal), the thickness of the lip is a fail to me. Similar to the way it feels in the hand, the glass feels clunky on the lips. Also, the massive Eparé logo on the bottom of the glass (which is very visible, due to the “floating” nature of the wine) is pretty obnoxious. 

How easy is it to clean? Note whether it feels sturdy or fragile. If any happen to fall or get knocked around in the sink, include that info.

The glass is easy to clean and definitely durable, but only because of how clunky it is. I wouldn’t worry about breaking it… though if I did, I truthfully really wouldn’t mind. 

Overall, what did you think of this product

Overall, this product is not aesthetically or logistically pleasing in the slightest. The look and feel of the glass is cheap, and the quality certainly doesn’t merit the price. The 2-pack breaks down to just under $10 a glass – with Stölzle Lausitz and Riedel at a similar price point, I can’t understand why anyone would choose this product. Perhaps it’s saving grace is it’s insulated nature? But if drinking inside, who really cares? As a product not designed for on the go (no lids or anything), I’m really not into it.

Epare Champagne

Liquor.com / Timothy Fatato

Capacity: 13 ounces | Material: Borosilicate glass (insulated) | Height: 3.5 inches in diameter and 5.25 inches

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Best Dishwasher-Safe: Schott Zwiesel Universal Tumbler

Pros
  • Great size

  • Comfortable to use

  • Durable

Cons
  • Slightly heavy

When we think of classic stemless wine glasses, the silhouette of these Schott Zwiesel universal tumblers may come to mind. The 19.1-ounce glasses are lightweight, gossamer-thin and crystal clear. Still, no matter how many times they’re put through the dishwasher, the tumblers hold up well, thanks to the ultra-durable Tritan crystal material. As its name suggests, these universal glasses are extremely versatile and can help any wine shine, all while holding their own in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Testing Insights:

Pour some wine into the glass. How does it feel in the hand? Can you easily swirl? Does it feel too heavy or too light? Is it comfortable to hold?

Although a great size and comfortable in the hand, the Schott Zwiesel stemless wine glass is a bit heavy – definitely heavier than the other stemless wine glasses. Perhaps this is due to the Tritan crystal and its durability? Regardless, it’s comfortable to hold but a bit too heavy.  

Drink out of the glass. How is the thickness of the lip of the glass? Do the aromas come through?

Despite its weight, the lip of the glass feels pretty light on the lips. Aromas are conveyed correctly from the bowl, as the narrowing of the opening allows for optimal transfer. 

How easy is it to clean? Note whether it feels sturdy or fragile. If any happen to fall or get knocked around in the sink, include that info.

The glass is very easy to clean, and due to its durable nature, I don’t think there’d be an issue with breakage or dishwasher use.

Overall, what did you think of this product

I find the product to be a nice glass. The shape, design, and overall aesthetic are spot on, though the glass is a bit too heavy for my liking. At just under $10 a glass, I’d prefer to spend the extra dollar or so more and spring for the Riedel-Os, but the Schott Zwiesel stemless option certainly isn’t a bad one.  

Schott Zwiesel Universal Tumbler

Liquor.com / Timothy Fatato

Capacity: 18.6 ounces | Material: Tritan™ crystal (company calls it “a hard glass that’s resilient to chipping and breakage”) | Height: 3.75 diameter, 5.25 inches

Final Verdict

Overall, the Riedel Os (view at Liquor Store) offer the best bang for your buck in terms of quality to price ratio, though the Stölzle Lausitz tumblers (view at Amazon) are a close second. While Schott Zwiesel (view at Amazon) has been a favorite in other glassware categories, their stemless glass falls a bit on the heavier side, though is definitely still a viable option. For on-the-go sipping, BrüMate (view at Amazon) has your back. 

What to Look For

When shopping for stemless glassware, look for products that meet that sweet spot in size (not too big, not too small) and are preferably made from high quality glass. While the latter – including its feel in the hand and on the lips – may be hard to assess prior to use, assessing capacity and height is a great start. 

FAQs

Are stemless wine glasses as good to drink wine out of as those with stems?

As many experts would agree, stemless glassware serves a variety of purposes. For large gatherings, outdoor sipping sessions, or those with a more casual feel, stemless glassware is totally appropriate. However, for those looking to truly assess a wine’s character, opting for a glass with a stem is the way to go, as holding the stemless glassware in your hand can greatly alter the temperature (and therefore, aromas / flavors) of the wine. 

What kind of wine goes in stemless glasses?

All styles of wine – sweet, dry, still, or sparkling – of all colors may be consumed out of stemless wine glasses, though be aware of the glass’ opening. Should the tumbler have a much wider opening, bubbles in sparkling wine will dissipate much faster than if used in a narrower glass. 

What's the average capacity of a stemless wine glass?

Most stemless wine glasses clock in around the 15-20 oz. capacity, though options can go as low as 7.5 oz (Bormioli) or up to nearly 25 oz. (Nude Pure). 

Why Trust Liquor.com?

Céline Bossart is a French-American wine writer, which essentially translates to tasting a whole lot of different wines from a whole lot of different vessels. She’s not one to turn her nose up at a stemless glass by any means, especially if it’s been chilled in the freezer on a hot summer night à la Christy Bors.

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