The 10 Best Wine glasses

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1. Bourgogne

£25, madeindesign.co.uk

While they have an idiosyncratic diagonal-cut head, their high-quality hand-blown glass design ensures they are never anything but elegant. A word of warning: not the hardiest of glasses.

2. Milo Wine

£15, selfridges.com

Looking to make a statement at Christmas lunch or at your New Year party? Then why not serve your plonk in these black glasses? Complete the look with a sturdy black Milo jug.

3. Elegance Coupe Champagne

£2.17, drinkstuff.com

As well as allowing you to channel your inner 1920s flappers, the coupes have quite a substantial bowl, meaning more of the sparkly stuff in each glass.

4. Royal Doulton 1815 tumblers

£5, ecookshop.co.uk

Created by Royal Doulton to commemorate its founder, these have radiant blue-flash crystal bowls, with all the finesse you'd expect from the Staffordshire potter.

5. John Lewis Playnation

£6, johnlewis.com

For some, coloured wine glasses are beyond the pale: unsophisticated and unloveable. Disagree? Check out these retro-look eye-catchers in garish green and pink.

6. Yvette

£15, occa-home.co.uk

Give these as a gift, or keep for yourself and toast the New Year. In crystal, with a hand-applied cord of glass around the head for that added touch of glamour.

7. Stemless

£10, riedel.co.uk

These stemless wine glasses are great for the clumsy among us. Though, that said, they are anything but lumpen – the crystal glass is incredibly thin around the rim.

8. Versace Arabesque

£94.50, livingbox.co.uk

Yellow-tinted glass heads covered in Versace's not-so-subtle arabesque pattern. Dainty stems and bonkersley expensive, but if you have money to burn they are a real conversation starter.

9. Wine Goblet

£17.50, lsa-international.com

The thick, sturdy stem of the "Boris" goblets from LSA contrast beautifully with a fine crystal lip. All the glass is handmade and you can get a pair in a gift box, if you can bear to give them away.

10. Riesling

£10, riedel.co.uk

These crystal numbers are the height of glassy sophistication. The thin stem gives off on to a beautifully dainty Riesling wine-style head, so thin it won't taint your favourite tipple's flavour.

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