Elegant plastic stemware that just won't crack (we tested it), stunning glasses from Europe and gorgeous new tasting rooms in Napa Valley.
Photo © Antonis Achilleos
We dropped, bashed and stepped on these new BPA-free plastic glasses from Sur La Table (left), but they would not crack. The delicately lipped, crystal-clear glasses come in several styles, from highballs to flutes, and are perfect for outdoor entertaining. $40 for a set of six; surlatable.com.
Holmegaard's "Cocoon" glasses have undulating stems (right). $37 for two; scantrendsusa.com.
Riedel's new trio of "Black Tie" decanters includes this one (right), sweetly called "Bliss." $195; riedelwebstore.com.
"Emperor's Garden" crystal is from Sieger by Theresienthal (right). From $190; marymahoney.com.
Looking Good In Napa
Merus. Photo © Dim Balsem.
Merus Tasting Room
Erika Gottl, co-founder of Napa Cabernet producer Merus and a talented designer, created three modern new tasting and event spaces at the winery. By appointment only; meruswines.com.
Domaine Chandon Art Exhibit
Domaine Chandon's tasting room displays artist V.E. Long's colorful mosaic vases and portraits through June.