When John and I got married, we registered for several boxes of fancy wine glasses. They are sleek and elegant. And they look absolutely lovely sitting on the shelf.
Unfortunately, at least for us, they are an entertaining nightmare. They must be washed by hand and, even then, are easily broken. (I would guess that we have half as many today as we did three years ago.) Rather than spend upwards of $20 per glass for replacements, I was intent on finding a more functional and less expensive collection.
Thanks to my strange habit of reading the advertisements that come with the Sunday paper, I found the perfect solution. Here is the info:
- Go to Bed Bath & Beyond
- Ask for the Entertain Stemware
- Pick up a box of 12 dishwasher-safe all-purpose wine glasses for $9.99!!
I actually got two boxes — one for reds and one for whites — and they have champagne flutes for the same price, too. Even better, if you can find a 10%-off coupon (check your Sunday paper), you can get 24 glasses for less than $20! Now that, my friends, is a bargain.