After all, when guests come round one has no wish to serve the wine in three glasses and a teacup. Even the best china teacup doesn't quite offset the social embarrassment of not having a full set.
There is a problem though - modern wine glasses tend to be huge. These Waterford Elegance Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Glasses from John Lewis hold 790ml of wine - more than a bottle.
Now maybe a fastidious wine trougher needs the whole bottle, but some of us have less formidable requirements. Anyhow, at £50 a pop, surely a pack of straws would be cheaper.
This stunning stemmed glass has an enlarged bulb - designed to enhance the flavour of the full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon variety of wine, by encouraging oxidation.The Elegance collection from Waterford is exquisitely made from lead-free crystal*.
*Or glass as it's often called.
Fortunately 790ml isn't yet the standard size, but wine glasses generally seem much larger than they were a few decades ago. 350ml is not uncommon and that's almost half a bottle.