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Sipping Without Spilling

It's tricky to eat while holding a wineglass, as people repeatedly discover at cocktail parties and wine tastings. Here are three handy solutions.

Wineglass Holders:

Courtesy of Prodyne
Courtesy of Prodyne

Plate Clip

Prodyne makes rubberized stainless steel clips that attach to the side of a plate to hold a wineglass. They are more durable than plastic and also look better. $19 for six; prodyne.com.

Courtesy of Broadway Panhandler
Courtesy of Broadway Panhandler

Cocktail Plate

These oval cherrywood plates, handmade in Vermont, are designed with a circular cutout that holds a stemmed wineglass comfortably. $10; broadwaypanhandler.com.

Courtesy of WineEnthusiast.com
Courtesy of WineEnthusiast.com

Glass Holster

This nylon strap may scream wine geek, but it allows wearers to hang a glass around their necks, freeing hands for holding a plate, using a fork or writing notes at a tasting. $20 for two; wineenthusiast.com.

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Published April 2010
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