Wine Glass Stems

Stemless wine glasses have become a trend in recent years, but the stem serves an important function- to keep your hands away from the wine. When you hold the bowl of the glass rather than the stem, your hand warms the wine above room temperature and, consequently, changes the way it tastes. Keeping your hand off the bowl also prevents unsightly finger marks.

A stem should have a sturdy foot; nobody wants to spend their time cleaning up spilled wine, they want to spend their time enjoying it.