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April 23, 2021
The 11 Best Wine Glasses For All Your Outdoor Drinking Needs
The official drinkware of summer.
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If your only aspiration this summer is to sit in a park and drink wine, that’s a perfectly acceptable goal and you shouldn’t let others shame you for your lack of ambition. But when it comes to drinking outside, there’s one important thing to keep in mind: glass is fragile. It’s also heavy and makes a lot of noise as it bounces around on your way to a picnic - although that doesn’t mean you have to drink your fine, grape-based beverages exclusively out of red solo cups.

Get yourself some sturdy and reusable drinkware that was actually built for wine. You’ll find a ton of great options on this guide, from some lightweight classics and plant-themed cups to the shiny, high-volume flute that your outdoor Champagne deserves.

Read on for our top picks of the best outdoor wine glasses.

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A Picnic Staple

When we were putting this guide together, we asked a bunch of wine professionals what they’d recommend, and the most common answer was Govino. These acrylic glasses are featherlight (so you can throw one in your bag without even noticing), they’re reusable, and they also have a little notch for your thumb. Do you need that notch? Not really. But it’s fun.

Get Govino glasses ($20 for 4) →

Because Colors Are Fun

They’re a little less discrete, but still, we slightly prefer our Govinos in jewel tones.

Get Govino Jewel Tone glasses ($20 for 4) →

A More Substantial Route

Another popular outdoor choice, Tossware’s glasses have a bit more heft for when you want a slightly more luxurious feel. And if you prefer stems because you have a somewhat well-founded fear of warming your rosé with your hands as you drink, they have that option as well.

Get Tossware Reserve Stemless Wine Glasses ($23 for 4) →

The Convertible Glass

Having trouble sleeping because you can’t decide between stemmed and stemless glasses? Try some melatonin and also these hybrid glasses from Tossware.

Get Tossware Pop Stemmed Vino Glasses ($20 for 12) →

How To Tell People What You Care About

If plants and wine currently form about 50% of your personality, allow us to introduce the Plant Mom series from Tossware. The designs are almost as pleasant as actual houseplants.

Get Tossware Plant Mom Glasses ($13 for 6) →

For When You Just Need One

Prefer to buy your glasses individually because you have a weird number of friends or really only need one cup to keep in your backpack at all times? Here’s a good hefty option, similar to the Tossware Reserve one.

Get a Tritan Shatterproof Clear Stemless Wine Glass ($4) →

A Heavy Duty Glass

Technically, this one’s actually made from glass. But it’s also wrapped in silicone, which should significantly decrease the odds of your smashing this cup into several million pieces. It also comes with a lid, so you can confidently take your wine on the go.

Get a Porter Glass ($20)→

A Modern Marvel

Truly, everything exists now, including this highly protective 12-ounce to-go flute. Bring some vintage Champagne to the park in this, and you’ll be picnicking better than anyone else with a basket and a blanket. It comes in over 30 colors.

Get a Brümate Champagne Flute ($20)→

A Better Way To Drink Cold Wine

Yeti excels at insulation. That’s why we like their coolers so much, and it’s why we trust them to keep our chilled wine at a temperature that’s acceptable for drinking. This tumbler with vacuum insulation and a magnetic lid should do the trick just fine.

Get a Yeti Rambler 10oz Wine Tumbler ($25)→

A Festive Pick

To us, these multicolored glasses from Wine Enthusiast say, “Please, come drink chardonnay on my patio in Palm Springs in 1980.” They’re also currently on sale, which means that you’re running out of excuses to get a set.

Get Neon Tumblers ($15 for 4)→

A Subtle Pop Of Color

For something more subdued and stackable (and also on sale), try these acrylic tumblers from Wayfair. They’re a bit smaller (8oz) than most options on this list - but, also, it’s not like you need to pour yourself a pint of wine every time you visit the bottle. (It’ll just get warm before you drink it.)

Get Green Acrylic Wine Glasses ($23 for 4) →

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