Serving wine at parties is wonderful. Having people lose or confuse their wine glass at a party is less wonderful. Enter the solution: the wine glass charm. So this week we raise our glass to the wine glass charm, that cute little “this is mine” marker that keeps everyone’s mitts off of my Merlot.
At its core, the wine glass charm is anything that makes each wine glass unique. Since our household spends a lot of time visiting wineries, we have a diverse set of winery-labeled glasses. Many times that serves as enough distinction to keep everyone straight. But who wants to limit personalization to mere glass etching? Our family has a variety of thematic charms to make each wine glass distinctive.
Many of our charms use the basic “ring and bangle” approach. The ring lets you easily attache a cutesy bangle to each glass. The bangle can be anything, so we have Christmas-themed charms, beach themes, summer picnic themes, wild animals, you name it! Sometimes we spend as much time selecting a charm as we spend selecting a wine.
Want to keep it understated? Consider the demure silicone ring charms. These beauties wrap around the base of the stem, offering a choice of classic colors without forcing a difficult decision like “giraffe or lion?” before sipping that Chardonnay. Just grab your favorite color and you’re good to go.
Feeling a bit flowery today? Consider these cute little floral charms, Each one is a distinctive shape and color. Wrap the flower’s stalk around the glass. You are ready to sip! Just don’t confuse your iris with my tulip, buster.
Are you in a silly mood? Maybe you should give all your guests facial hair. On their wine glass, that it. These charms adhere to the bowl of the wine glass, and are sure to start any number of awkward conversations involving mustaches. Be sure to check the customer reviews before buying. Some brands do not adhere to the glass effectively. Nothing worse than losing your ‘stach at the wrong time.
Wine charms are fun, stimulate your creativity, and cost less than a glass of nice wine, so why not let YOUR creativity run wild and decorate those plain old wine glasses. What is your favorite charm theme?
About the Author: John grills a mean steak and is always in the market for another wine fridge. Believes that if a winery has more than 10 employees, it's probably too big. Buys wine faster than he drinks it, but who cares?