How to Choose the Right Martini Glasses

Classic shaken dry vodka martini

No elegant occasion is complete without the proper glassware. If you are serving cabernet, your guests expect the proper cabernet glasses, and the same goes for martinis and other flavorful cocktails. The martini glass has been a staple in cocktail parties for many years, and it is easy to see why. Its elegant shape, refinement, and positive effects on the flavorful contents inside are just some of the reasons why you should stock your bar with good martini glasses. The right martini glasses should have the following qualities.

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Different Types of Glasses and Their Uses

Infographic showing different glasses and their uses

Did you know that the shape of a glass can affect the flavor of a drink? With wine, it is important for reds to breathe, which is why the glass is wider than a white wine glass. However, sparkling wines are served in a narrow glass, called a flute, to preserve their bubbly essence. No one wants flat champagne.

Cocktail glasses feature a very wide mouth so that your nose can get closer to the liquid and you can smell the subtle essences in the drink. Highball glasses are designed for drinks that require ice. Snifters are used for those beverages that benefit from the heat of your hand warming them just a bit. Brandy and whiskey are among the beverages that become better when used with a snifter.

Having the right glass for the right drink may seem like a luxury to some. However, when you invest in an expensive bottle of wine or other alcoholic beverage, you should do your best to get the most out of your drink. At Crystal Classics, we have been supplying people with all of their glassware needs for over 20 years. We can provide you with high quality drinkware that will enhance the flavor and experience of your favorite beverages. Our experience ensures that your glass delivery will arrive intact and ready to use. Contact us to order the glasses that you need for your next party or for your next romantic evening at home. We look forward to helping you get the best experience from whatever your drink of choice is.

Cleaning Guide for Swarovski Crystal Ornaments

Crystal ornament close up

Swarovski ornaments are a beautiful treasure that can be passed down through generations when properly cared for. To keep your crystal ornament looking beautiful throughout the years, it’s important to clean it properly to prevent the signature sparkle from fading over time. Here are a few tips for cleaning your Swarovski ornaments correctly.

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Choosing the Right Waterford Crystal Glasses for a Corporate Event

A corporate event is a chance for employees, executives, and even important clients to spend time together outside of the pressure of the day-to-day office environment. Creating an ambiance requires carefully choosing the right decorations, place settings, music, lighting, and venue. One of the central components of your corporate dinner event is what type of crystal and dinnerware you select. We have a variety of glasses you can select for your event from top brand Waterford Crystal. The following details can help you make the right selection.

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The 8 Best Whiskey Glasses for Your Home Bar

As you mature, your food and drink preferences will mature along with you. Flavorless but head-swimmingly strong alcohols will be replaced by finer liquors, like single malt scotch and small batch bourbon. These liquors are fine investments that deserve more than the disposable cups or branded plasticware of your youth. Crystal whiskey glasses are instruments as fine as the refreshing liquid gold that they are crafted to carry. What types of whiskey glasses are must-haves for your home bar? Whether you have a full 1920s-inspired wet bar, a 1950s-inspired bar cart, or the modern alternative—a series of Middle Eastern-inspired wooden trays on a wide, flat cocktail table—you need the right serving glass to accompany your libations, whether for yourself on a night alone or with good company. These are the top 8 glasses you should purchase to stock the perfect home bar.

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Choosing the Right Scotch Glass for a Cocktail Party

If you are hosting a cocktail party, you need to have the right materials to satisfy your guests, including great table settings and comfortable seating. However, your most important task is to find the right glasses for serving distinct drinks. Cocktail parties are all about conversation over great alcoholic beverages, after all, so everyone should be able to enjoy their choice drink to their fullest. Scotch, in particular, requires its very own glass, one that is suited to the nature of the alcohol itself. While you can certainly serve cocktails in virtually any glass—though finding the proper instrument is ideal—Scotch lovers will not accept anything less than the most appropriate Waterford Scotch glasses to enjoy this fine-crafted whiskey. Here are some tips to find the right glass for your upcoming cocktail party.

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Give Your Loved One the Perfect Crystal Gift

When your third anniversary is coming up, it is becoming traditional to give your spouse a gift made from glass or crystal. Such gifts might sound a bit intimidating , especially since everyone has their own personal tastes and interests. You do not have to feel limited to just statuary or vase items for crystal and glass gifts. Here are a few possibilities that would make great crystal gifts for your special somebody.
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