Whether it's water, spirits, tea, coffee, or any other beverage, the right drinkware adds to the pleasure. At Modish, we have a wide range of glasses, mugs, and cups to suit every mood and every occasion. From beer glasses, beer mugs, champagne flutes, and cocktail glasses to coffee glass mugs, crystal wine glasses, etched shot glasses, and glassware sets, you're sure to find just the right one.
Types Of Drinkware
As you know, there are different types of drinkware suited to different beverages. These differ not just in terms of material but also in size and shape. It's always best to pour a drink into the right glass or mug, as this helps in releasing the aroma as well as preserving the temperature. Here are a few varieties to help you decide.
Cooler Glasses: These are also referred to as water glasses, and no kitchen should be without some. As the name suggests, they are used for water, but they can also happily hold all types of cold beverages. They are flat-bottomed, tall, and with straight sides. Most are made of glass.
Juice Glasses: There's nothing like some fresh juice on a summer day, and there's nothing like the perfect juice glass to pour it into. Many of these are made of glass, either transparent or tinted. Typically, they are smaller than water glasses, for the right quantity of fresh juice.
Rocks Glasses: You must have heard the phrase "a drink on the rocks" - that's what these glasses are for. They're also called lowball glasses. Most often, they are small and sturdy. They can also be used for water, and you can arrange some next to a carafe at the center of your dining table.
Tumblers: Most tumblers are made of high-grade plastic and are meant for water or other such light beverages. The advantage of tumblers is that they are easy to stack and are durable. That's why you'll often see them in cafeterias, messes, and other places where a large number of people have to be served.
Pitchers & Carafes: These, of course, are meant to hold larger amounts of a beverage such as lemonade or water. They're great when you're having guests over. The right carafe, arranged with the right glasses, makes a style statement and also satisfies everyone's thirst.
Wine Glasses: For red wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Pinot Noir, you need glassware that has a larger base. This is so that you can swirl the wine to release its aroma. Typically, such red wine glasses also have long stems, so that your hand does not heat up the wine. For white wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling, the perfect glasses have smaller openings, in order for less oxygen to interact with the wine. It can then stay lighter and fresher. Generally, the bowls of white wine glasses are smaller than the glasses for red wine.
Champagne Flutes: For sparkling wines, it's important for the glass to have even less surface area. This is so that the bubbles are preserved, and it doesn't go flat. Such glasses, with tall bowls and smaller mouths, are called champagne flutes. They will make all your celebrations sparkle.
Cocktail Glasses: Daiquiris, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, or Whiskey Sours - who doesn't love a good cocktail? The right cocktail glasses go a long way in appreciating them. More often than not, these are shaped like inverted funnels or cones to give you a large surface area to savor the aroma and taste.
Martini Glasses: Since the Martini is quite a special cocktail, it needs a special glass. These are bigger than typical cocktail glasses and have large bowls with conical bottoms. Generally, the rims of martini glasses are narrower as well.
Tequila Shot Glasses: Shot glasses were originally used to measure spirits. As such, they are short, fit easily in hand, and sized to contain a specific amount of tequila. Not only are they very convenient, but they are also terrific showpieces for your indoor bar or mantelpiece. Party on!
Goblets: Goblets are great for cold water or iced tea, typically at formal parties or events. They have a wider bowl and a shorter stem. Some people also find them perfect for beer. Many goblets have long stems, and they can be crafted from glass, metal, or ceramic.
Mugs: Mugs come in various types, suitable for a variety of beverages. They can be made of ceramic, glass, porcelain, or even stone. They're perfect for coffee, of course, but also for other drinks such as beer or even some yummy drinking chocolate. You can find them in many different sizes, shapes, and handles.
It's important to look after drinkware properly, no matter what type or of what material. This will ensure that they remain sparkling and new, for you to use time and again.
- Wash and dry them correctly, making sure that stains and other marks are completely removed. You should check that they are odor-free, too.
- Mechanical shocks and temperatures that are too hot or too cold can affect drinkware, so you should avoid such extremes as well.
- When washing them by hand, try not to soak them with other types of glasses. Use an appropriate washing liquid and a soft cloth.
- In a dishwasher, it is best to wash drinkware separately from crockery. Check that the temperature is suited to the material and that the rack will not damage the glasses.
- Glass is best air-dried after the excess water has been removed. For other materials, soft cloth is suitable. They should be left in an upturned position to dry out completely.
- Drinkware ought to be stored on a soft lining so that the chances of damage are lessened. Do not stack pieces too close to each other.
At Modish, you'll find a superb range of drinkware that will last for years. There are so many special types on offer that you may have to spend a long time choosing. Take a look at our holiday cocktail glasses, margarita glasses, highball glasses, wine tumblers, and more. We even have gold champagne glasses, gold wine glasses, painted wine glasses, and stemless wine glasses. And as a service to the environment, there are also recycled drinking glasses and other recycled drinkware.