Will stackable glasses change your life? Maybe, if your life involves arguing with your spouse or roommate over how much shelf space your drink-specific glassware deserves.
As someone who likes to imbibe and buy pretty things, glassware storage and organization is an ongoing issue in my home. After paring down water glasses, wine glasses, lowball glasses, coupe glasses, and some of my beloved vintage goblets, I still have more glassware than any one person actually needs.
Then there’s my husband. He’s a Cicerone—basically a sommelier of beer—which means he has his own excessive assortment of IPA glasses, tulip glasses, fancier tulip glasses that look like wine glasses, and regular old pint glasses. He also refuses to drink water out of anything other than oversize wide-mouth mason jars.
There’s now an agreed-upon limit to how many beer glasses are allowed to live in the kitchen (the rest stay in the garage near the beer fridge) and I’ve done my best to organize my stemware on floating shelves in the dining room. Still, our cup runneth over with, um, cups.
Most dishes and culinary tools that come in a set are meant to stack or nest when not in use. Plates, platters, serving bowls, mixing bowls, sheet pans, flatware, and even pots all store somewhat compactly and neatly. So what’s the deal with drinking glasses?
The kind of person who has too much drink-specific glassware might argue that you can’t have it both ways—that a vessel perfectly engineered to enhance the experience of sipping a vintage Bordeaux or a fruity IPA can’t also be built to stack or nest. And sure, fine, that’s some valid reasoning. But what about the other glasses? The water glasses? The old-fashioned glasses? The wine glasses for people who don’t mind drinking cabernet from a riesling glass? Shouldn’t those glasses nestle all snuggly and sturdily inside of each other, in turn opening up more real estate for, say, a collection of delicate vintage Champagne coupes? Yes, yes they should.
Well, I have good news: Stackable glassware does exist. And it doesn’t all look like something you’d find at a catering hall. Newer companies like Our Place and Ferm Living now make super-stylish stackable glasses, and the French brand Duralex has been making the classic stackable Picardie glass for decades.
Here are 17 of the coolest stackable glasses you can order online, including stackable drinking glasses, stackable cocktail glasses, stackable wine glasses, stackable glass coffee mugs, and yes, even stackable wide-mouth mason jars.