from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Glassware mounted on a stem with a broad base.

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  • n. Drinking glasses that have a stem, such as wine or champagne glasses.


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stem +‎ -ware


  • The Riedel system of stemware is very large and complex and not necessarily user-friendly without some prior knowledge.

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  • They replaced heavy tumblers with stemware, which is easier for Jolene to pick up.

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  • The stemware was a gift from his great-grandmother in Jamaica.


  • For example, the stemware was the late seventies versions of “white” and “red.”

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  • Copa is also used for a "copa de fruta" when served in stemware.

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  • Many factors affect the number of bubbles, from the age of the wine to the kind of stemware you're using and how it was washed (careful with the detergent).

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  • At one point during the movie, Pat leaned over to me and noted that the sparkling wine was in the wrong kind of stemware (I'm picky about such).

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  • Come to think of it ... their not even using 'stemware' anymore just hitting it straight from the fountain of Becker-Head!

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  • Riedel invented the idea of stemware shape, size and volume affecting the wine experience, and is still the de-facto leader in their industry. "


  • He paused to finger merchandise, picking up and putting down stemware, teacups, soup bowls, dinner plates.

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