Wines require unique stemware to feel special, lest they denounce their wineries of origin and mingle with inferior varietals in search of their own identities. Keep cabernet grounded in style with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get $22 worth of hand-painted glassware.
LaniDesigns.com’s fleet of whimsical, hand-painted wine and martini glasses envelop spirits in a spectrum of colors and themes. Like a fresh, newborn baby, every glass alights on your doorstep labeled with a name and personality description, such as “Estella” ($22), who “is all about SPF 50, rag mags, and keeping the sand out of the licorice.” Flowers and butterflies float above blades of grass and pink polka dots on the “Daisy” glass ($22), and “Joy”’s black-and-white polka-dot base and twisted stem support an orb bedecked with brightly colored flip-flops ($22). “Rocco” ($22) beckons martinis into its blue, orange, and red polka-dotted embrace.
Every glass is decorated with nontoxic, scratch- and fade-resistant paint, and all vessels must pass a five-point review process to ensure they’re ready to cradle long-coddled vintages.