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Qubus "Sommelier" Wineglasses: Love It Or Hate It?

Qubus "Sommelier" Wineglasses: Love It Or Hate It?

I found these expensive wineglasses that look like cheap disposable plastic cups on stilts. They're called "sommelier" and are handblown in the Czech Republic by Maxim Velcovsky for Qubus Design Studio. A single glass will cost £25 (about $50). On one hand I think they're quite cheeky, but on the other, I think they're rather ridiculous (not to mention expensive). What about you, what do you think?

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southernff southernff 9 years
I know this is an old post, but I just had to say "duh". They are supposed to look like the plastic cups with a stick on the end. They are meant to amuse, not for a State dinner at the White House. I don't find the price tag amusing though. Maybe I'll just get a real plastic cup and put a stick on the end.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
hate it, the look like plastic cups with a stick at the end
skinny-fat skinny-fat 9 years
I kind of like them but wouldn't pay $50 per glass for them. ************************************************ "I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." Marilyn Monroe
pink_orchid pink_orchid 9 years
oops sorry daisyray.... great minds think alike! and here i thought my impression of them was original :P
pink_orchid pink_orchid 9 years
they look like plastic dixie cups on a stem! hate it
dropstar dropstar 9 years
Really? I think "proper" sommeliers are less likely to endorse the economy size, to go cup-looking wine glasses found in American restaurants. As a certified wine snob & foodie, presentation means everything to me. The thing I love the most about these glasses is that they can make a gorgeous table seem less intimidating--especially to guests who don't know much about wine. These glasses encourage you to enjoy your drink without taking it or the evening too seriously, which is what you want when you're spending time with friends. Again, I think they're fantastic!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Hate it!! I don't know a single proper Sommelier who would EVER endorse this as a wine glass :ROTFL:
dropstar dropstar 9 years
Ten years ago in Paris I found a stemless, white ceramic version of these cups in the Centre Pompidou gift shop! Mine are extra cool because they're dented in the sides--as you would slightly crush them before throwing them in the trash. Although intended to be cappucino cups, I use mine as mini vases. I'll line them down the center of my table and surround them with tea lights. They're low enough where they don't obstruct the view of guests during dinner, and take up minimal space on the table. Anyway, I think the new interpretation by Veclovsky is pretty fab. They remind me of a wallflower teetering about in stilettos--just beautifully awkward and fun! Only thing--I wouldn't pay $50 for one of those glasses. I'll wait for a cheaper imitation to come out at West Elm or something!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Hate it.
daisyray daisyray 9 years
Does it not look like the throw away plastic cups atop a wine stem? These could be the new cups of choice for keg parties, but that would be an expensive party.
lindalikesyou lindalikesyou 9 years
I don't know if I could enjoy a glass of wine out of this! It seems much more suited for a college party, filled with some random beverage before being discarded at the end of the night. Definitely not feeling this.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
NO! hate it! me too kscincotta! :)
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
For me, wine glasses are supposed to be classic and graceful, and these just aren't. Bleh.
Athena1 Athena1 9 years
I can grow to like them, and they are Czech, probably one of the best quality and blown glass producers in the world.
SU3 SU3 9 years
I couldn't decide! lol They are quite interesting, but for some reason... they make me laugh.
Molly Molly 9 years
I was having a hard time, but after thinking about it for a while (and price aside) I think I love them. Not for a nice dinner party, but for an evening of wine with friends, for sure.
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