Wine Style Guide: Dishwasher-Safe Wine Glasses

Some manufacturers claim their wineglasses are dishwasher-safe—but are they? We ran our picks through 20 cycles. Here are our favorites that withstood the test.
Pictured from left to right: "Shower," "Oxygen," and "Jaipur" glasses. © Wendell T. Webber


  1. Etched “Shower” from Martha Stewart for Wedgwood has hand-cut raindrops. From $37;

  2. Extra Tall The “Oxygen” from Lenox is long-stemmed yet still break-resistant. $58 for four;

  3. Indian Influence For his line of “Jaipur” glasses from Waterford, Michael Aram was inspired by the Indian city’s colonial architecture. $80;


Stemless Glasses
  1. Space Saver The compact and narrow “Essence” from Iittala (left) fits snugly in dishwasher racks. $40 a pair;

  2. The Classic The “O” (middle) from Riedel popularized stemless. From $24 a pair;

  3. Budget Buy This glass (right) from Fishs Eddy is well-priced enough to buy in bulk. $2.75;

PUBLISHED October 2008