4 unique wine and beer glasses to try

Aermate Wine Aerator offers the most innovative way

Aermate Wine Aerator offers the most innovative way to aerate wine. Photo Credit: Aermate

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You've had wine in stemless glasses and survived. You've downed a beer from a plastic cup and lived, too. Was that last cocktail in a jelly jar?

Much is made about glasses. Sometimes, it makes sense. Champagne is best in a flute. Red wine's aromas are released better in one with a wide, round bowl. The Rolf Glass Co. has given some glasses a vintage twist. It's making them from recycled wine bottles.

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Glacier Glass gets its name from a wavy, frosted engraving and a blue tint. The handsome glasses come in two sizes, in Highball and Old Fashioned heights. They'll bring an eco-conscious touch to your next "Mad Men" bash. After your toast, it's bottoms up -- and the bottoms will differ depending on the wine bottle used. Some indentations, or punts, are deeper than others. A set of four is about $60.

Spiegelau, which introduced a beer glass specifically suited for India Pale Ale, now has one that works very well with stout. The glass has a conical bowl and an open bottom, suggesting a hollowed goblet. It was designed in connection with Left Hand Brewing Co. of Colorado and Rogue Ales of Oregon, and does heighten your appreciation of the malty brew. A two-pack of the stout glasses is $29.90.

And if you're in a big hurry to drink your wine, welcome the Aermate Wine & Spirits Aerator, right. It shoots tiny bubbles into the just-opened bottle and speeds up the aeration process. About $40.

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