Since its founding 100 years ago, the artisans at the Steuben glassworks in Corning, New York, have earned worldwide acclaim through their incredible attention to detail and constantly updated roster of designs. These craftsmen are central to the Steuben process: It is they who liquefy the chunks of pure optical glass then individually form each piece using centuries-old tools and methods. After each item is created, it is slowly cooled in annealing ovens, then cut, polished, engraved by hand, and minutely inspected. If it passes the test, only then is it signed with a diamond-tipped pen. If not, it’s melted down, and the artisans must start again.
For those who take their beverages seriously, nothing less than the substantial weight of a Steuben glass will do. The old-fashioned style has significant presence, and a decidedly thirsty shape. And if you’re looking for a gift, look no further. The gift of wine glasses anticipates good times to come. We’d raise a glass to that.
Steuben’s artisans have been producing exquisite barware in the company’s Corning, New York, facility for over a century, using a unique formula that ensures the pieces are exceptionally pure and free of visual imperfections. See for yourself with the Neptune old-fashioned and highball glasses, which have a welcome heft, and the Tulip white-wine stemware, which boasts an elegant shape. The Petal Cut decanter is a perfect entertaining staple, as well as a great hostess gift. And the Tipsy Martini glass — well, it just anticipates pretty much guarantees a good time to come.
Trust us: You’ll want to toast this collection of stemware, tableware and bar essentials. Take your pick of tumblers from Eva Solo and martini glasses from Kim Seybert. Or perhaps a graceful, practical decanter is more your style. We have them aplenty, from Riedel’s gravity-defying Tyrol to Vellum’s pewter-and-crystal options. Also on offer are corkscrews and wine fridges, as well as ice buckets and mini keg beer dispensers.
If you love to entertain—or you simply enjoy mixing proper cocktails—then a well-stocked bar is a requirement. To that end, we’ve rounded up tray tables (especially perfect for small spaces), specialized glassware, crystal decanters, and an array of wine and cocktail tools. And in case you like your mixers fresh, we threw in a couple of juicers; there's even a nifty, retro ice crusher.