Sometimes, not that infrequently, actually, you see things that just don’t make sense. Things that seem to have a major design flaw and leave you scratching your head wondering how they made it to production.
Here’s this Thursday’s case in point: black stemless wine glasses.
I don’t have a problem with stemless wineglasses in general. From a design point they’re actually more functional than traditional stemmed wine glasses, even if they’re not nearly as aesthetically pleasing (in my humble opinion). You see, I like the thin stem, the way it raises the blown-glass bowl up high, so that it catches the light. The stem also provides a place to rest your lower fingers against, and helps to minimize your hands increasing the temperature of chilled wines. I appreciate how delicate the stems are; drinking out of stemmed wine glasses makes me feel almost grown up.
But stemless wineglasses are fine too, and very functional. They break much less easily, which is a good thing (although who doesn’t love buying a whole new set of wine glasses when you break too many of the last set?). And they’re perfect for outside BBQs, around the pool, or other casual occasions.
But black stemless wineglasses? Okay, really, black wine glasses in general? Wtf? Isn’t one of the great things about wine appreciating the amazing color? Especially with reds? Why on earth would you want to hide the beauty of the wine in a black wine glass? It just doesn’t make sense!
My boyfriend received a set of black stemless wine glasses as a birthday gift last year. They’re all wrong.
Who wants to drink wine out of these? A Keoke coffee, maybe, but wine? No. No thank you.
I decided to google “black wine glasses” and found very few. One set that I did find stated that they were, “designed to eliminate the pre-conceptions of a wine prior to tasting.”
Hmm. Sounds like complete caca to me.
Black wine glasses. Wtf?