How to Buy Green German Wine Glasses

Written by noelle carver
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The familiar German green wine glass is called a Roemer. As seen often on German Rhine River Cruises and typical German restaurants, these wine glasses feature the traditional forest green ribbed stem and base with a plain, goblet-style mouth, and a clear bowl. To buy these classic German-design, wine glasses from abroad, you can use one of many speciality online boutique shops.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Photograph or representation of the wineglass
  • Local or international shipping and sending information
  • Gift list (optional)

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    Perform an Internet search for the "Roemer" or "Rhine" glass. Select the closest merchant. Don't risk the glass breaking in overseas transit. Let the merchant do all the long-distance shipping and flying for you.

  2. 2

    Search the merchants' websites to find the glass you have in mind. Look through the pictures and enlarge them to see the engraving details.When you find that classic bulbous glass, to save money, select the full set option. A full set comes with six glasses for around £113, plus shipping. If you buy a single glass (for about £18 plus shipping) you will pay less but risk it breaking en route. Go for the whole set.

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    Pick your shipping. USPS Priority Mail ( two to four days) costs about £13. USPS Express mail (overnight to most states and areas) is £34 for domestic delivery. Wine glasses coming from Germany will take more time and money.

Tips and warnings

  • If you will use the glasses for professional pouring, request fill marks to be engraved on the glasses at £1.90 extra per wine glass.
  • For the holidays, add gift wrapping to shipping for £3 or £3 extra.
  • Purchase a Riesling or other German Rhine River Valley wine to fill your new glasses.
  • Glass engravings, colour quality, and floral engraving vary with the merchant. Check closely and carefully for the ideal glass. If you are unsure, call the merchant directly.

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