Josh Patt wrote:They're ugly.
They probably work in that they hold wine and allow you to drink it, but they are completely lacking in elegence and taste, and wine is all about elegence and taste. If you just want something that works, then you can drink water.
I'm probably being a bit too strong, and I could see using these on a boat where stems would tip over. The point is that these are not a viable option for drinking wine INHO except where stemware is not an option.
Josh, you do understand, don't you, that these are essentially Riedel bowls without stems, simply slightly flattened at the bottom? Do you consider Riedels with stems ugly, or are you saying that a glass stem adds beauty to what is otherwise an awkward and tacky tulip-shaped crystal vessel?