Here's a link to the huge range of glassware choices on Amazon.
Beer pint glasses. I like having a mug when I'm outdoors or in my workshop, but at the dinner table I prefer a nice pint glass, the kind you might be served in an Irish pub.
Collins glasses & rocks glasses. Here's a link to a 16 piece set of my favorites. They're heavy and clunky, but hard to break, and I love the cool retro look.
Martini glasses. Martini glasses have become an artform. Some are quite elegant, whimsical, even spectacular. I have about 20, no two alike, so people can sit them down and remember which is theirs. No need to hang those little necklaces around them.
One of my favorites is The Peppermint Lounge "Let's Twist Again" Martini Glass. The "Pep," on West 45th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in New York City, was the site where youth culture crossed generational and social boundaries in the early 1960s. Tennessee Williams, Merle Oberon and NoÔl Coward were regulars. Norman Mailer, Judy Garland, Elsa Maxwell, and Greta Garbo mingled with a young crowd from New Jersey. They did the Twist, the dance craze, to the music of the house band, Joey Dee and the Starliters, who had a number one record " Peppermint Twist" and starred in the movie "Hey, Let's Twist."
The dance inspired a tall, 9 1/4 ounce martini glass, made thick and sturdy to survive the rigors of a Twist Party. They sell two per set.
All purpose wine glasses. I buy wine glasses by the case. Nothing fancy, just a nice all purpose tulip wine glasses. My criteria are simple: An opening wide enough so your nose fits in when you sip and dishwasher safe with a stem that fits. I know the wine snobs will cringe, but I never bought into the need for white wine glasses, Burgundy glasses, Bordeaux glasses, German glassses, etc. And keep in mind, I was once the wine critic for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune and published a magazine about wine. That said, you do need champagne flutes:
Champagne flutes. As with the martini glasses, I have about 20 Champagne flutes, no two alike, so people can tell them apart. Shallow bird bath shaped glasses give up their fizz too easily. Tall slender flutes retain the bubbles longer. Go for clear glass with a trumpet-shaped lip so the wine spills gently on your tongue. Sucking the wine out of straight-sided flutes pops the bubbles and makes lovely ladies belch. Don't get the ones with long hollow stems. It's impossible to clean them. If you can afford it, thin crystal make a lovely clink with the inevitable toast. Also, a lovely pair of only two flutes is my favorite gift for couples. Just two so only they use them. And they always remember who gave them.
Schrafft's Luncheonette-Style Glass with Holder (Gift Box Set of 2). Everybody went to Schrafft's. For decades the New York City-based chain offered home-style food in genteel surroundings to secretaries, errand boys, court clerks and others watchful of their wallets. Movie stars, politicians, even Presidents stopped in. James Beard admired "the precisely trimmed egg salad sandwiches." A young Jackie Bouvier went there after school with her schoolmates, for ice cream. A newcomer to the city, Helen Gurley Brown knew that "eating at Schrafft's was as New York as climbing to the top of the Empire State Building."
Drinks were served in classic-shaped glass containers with metal holders (so ladies wouldn't stain their gloves). These nearly-forgotten glasses, supported by gleaming stainless-steel holders and accompanied by elegant, long-handled spoons, are perfect for milkshakes and ice cream sodas, or hot rum drinks.
Amazing Ribs steins
Heft a cold one in this 22 ounce ceramic stein with gold trim. We have designed a range of mugs that say "BBQ God", "Jeet?", "Got Ribs?", "iRibs", "Eat Me", and more. Dishwasher and microwave safe. There are coffee mugs and clothing with these fun captions. Made and sold by CafePress.com.