Well, it was on the cards for quite a while. We were down to our last two red wine glasses when one got broken whilst taking it out of the cupboard.
We found a set of four in a local charity shop about two years ago. They were really cheap – £2.50 the lot – but they were great quality and each held almost an entire bottle! They’re quite fragile, they make that lovely, lead crystal ringing sound when flicked gently with a fingernail.
Sadly, one by one, they were getting broken. We’ve been trying to be so, so very careful when using them and washing them up. We’ve been down to the last pair for almost a year, but we knew that it was only a matter of time… a split second of lost concentration…
The chances of us finding another great set like that in a charity shop are slim. We’re probably going to have to shell out properly for replacements. But what should we do? We can get a six-pack of cheap & cheerful ones from IKEA for just £1.25. That’s probably a good decision considering our track record! But the lovely ones from John Lewis hold ¾ of a litre – no topping up needed – decisions, decisions!
- Connoisseur red wine glasses, 0.66L, set of 4: £38, John Lewis
- SVALKA red wine glasses (30 cl) : £1.25 /6-pack, IKEA
- Set Of 4 red wine glasses: £45, Le Creuset
- Dartington crystalline set of six large red wine glasses (57cl): £24, Selfridges
- Vienna set of 6 burgundy glasses (57cl): £30, Habitat