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Dishwasher-safe glasses – ask Decanter

It's always a bit scary to put your precious wine glasses in the dishwasher. Xavier Rousset MS gives Decanter some tips on the best ones to choose...

Ask Decanter: Dishwasher safe glasses

Paul Williams, from Bolton asks: I want to buy some good sturdy wine glasses that will work in the dishwasher and will be versatile enough for red Bordeaux and white Burgundy. What would you recommend?

Xavier Rousset MS for Decanter, replies: Most of the top wine glass manufacturers have ranges and glasses which will meet your requirements.

One of my personal favourites is the Vino Grande range from Spiegelau, which is owned by Riedel. But I would also advise you to look at Lehmann (Gerard Basset range), Mikasa (Chef & Sommelier range) and Schott Zwiesel (Ivento range).

And it is perfectly okay to put them in the dishwasher – 95% of our restaurant glasses are cleaned this way. But you do need to consider how easy it will be to replace any you glasses that you may break, as you don’t want to end up with an assortment of different shapes and brands after one or two years.

The other key thing to take into account is the height of the stem and glass. Make sure any glasses you buy will fit comfortably in your dishwasher.

Xavier Rousset MS is joint owner of Texture restaurant and the 28˚-50˚ wine bars in London.

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