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Restaurant Wine Glasses

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Hi,

We are looking for practical wine glasses for a restaurant. We want good shapes stems, thin/clear glass and reasonable prices. Riedels Restaurant glasses appear to be one options but we would like to know about the new unbreakable (triton, kwarx, etc.) glasses.

Obviously, cost is also a factor and we would appreciate knowing restaurant opinions on the value of alternative glasses.

Thanks,

Tim

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What sort of restaurant are you operating? If you have something with a high price point and a major wine program, that's different than, well, something without those things.

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Chris,

It's casual restaurant with sophisitcated new american cuisine. Mains run from $15 - $24 and wines range from $32 to $80.

We are looking for practical wine glasses for the lower end wines.

Tim

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If the non-glass glasses don't feel and behave like glass, don't do it. The only time plastic glasses should be used is on the patio. Otherwise, I'd be pretty pissed if I was served wine in a plastic glass.

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Not from a restaurant standpoint: We use Triton glasses at home, and while they are NOT unbreakable, they are very durable and stand up extremely well to the dishwasher. When I say "not unbreakable", I mean that they will break if you drop them from some distance onto the floor. But they will not break or chip if you just tip them over, even onto a hard surface. I'd think they'd be worth a premium of whatever percent over a standard fairly high-end glass - but probably not over a really cheap glass, because they are pretty costly. They look and feel great, by the way.

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