Threshold Wine Glasses
After we've lost many an expensive wine glass over the years, we decided to go with a more practical glass that fit our family-of-four budget. Behold, the Threshold Wine Glass from Target (pronounced "tar-zhay" in our family to "fancy up" our shopping experience). These inexpensive glasses (a box of four glasses is just $19.99) have been knocked over, clinked on the rim with wine bottles, and, of course, involved in exuberant toasts with nary a chip, crack, or break.
According to their website description, Threshold wine glasses are made in France by a leading glassmaker who has been in business since 1825. They're designed specifically to heighten the wine experience by their shape, capacity, and openings which focus the attention on the bouquet, color and taste of the wine.
And, what may explain their sturdiness, the glasses are made of a specially developed glass material called Kwarx, which sounds more like a species on Star Trek than something you'd want to use as a vessel for your wine. However, this Kwarx glass contains no lead or metal, has remained clear even after frequent cleansings in the dishwasher, and as I mentioned earlier, is durable as hell.
Though its name is "Threshold White Wine Glass Set" on the Target website, you'll find the size and shape of the glass works perfectly for reds, too.