Champagne flute – Tall and very thin stemmed glass used for champagne and sparkling wines; because the air bubbles break more slowly, the wine retains its effervescence longer.
White wine glass – Somewhat narrow stemmed glass usually used for white wines.
Bordeaux glass – Tulip-shaped stemmed glass, mainly used for Bordeaux; tapering slightly at the top, it concentrates the aroma.
Burgundy glass – Stemmed glass whose wide mouth ensures maximum oxygenation of the wine; it is used mainly for Burgundies.
Port glass – Small rounded stemmed glass used to serve port and dessert wines.
Alsace glass – Glass with a long stem, usually green, used to serve Alsatian white wines.
Water goblet – Large stemmed glass used to serve water at the table; taller and wider than wine glasses.
Highball glass – Tall narrow straight glass used for serving liquor such as gin, often over ice or sometimes mixed with water, soda, etc.
Pilsner glass – A footed, tall glass that tapers from the mouth to the base. It’s generally used to serve beer.
Liqueur glass -Very small stemmed glass used for drinking liqueurs with a high alcohol content.
Old-fashioned glass – Wide short straight glass with a thick bottom primarily used for serving whiskey.
Brandy snifter – Short-stemmed glass whose pear shape allows the cognac to warm up, and whose narrow lip concentrates the aroma.
Sparkling wine glass – Stemmed glass, wider than it is tall, used to serve champagne and sparkling wines.
Cocktail glass – Conical stemmed glass used to serve certain cocktails; before serving, the rim of the glass can be frosted or decorated with fruit.
Shot glass – A small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey.
Decanter – Glass or crystal carafe with a wide base and a narrow neck used to serve water or wine.
Small decanter – Small carafe used in restaurants to serve wine.
Beer mug – Large cylindrical vessel with a handle used to serve beer; it is usually made of thick glass, ceramic or stoneware.