With so many choices of plastic wine glasses, picking the best line can be hard, and believe me, I know! I’ve worked with restaurant-quality plastic glasses for over a decade and have tried and tested all of the top names in plastic tableware. This review compares top-rated plastic wine glass brands for everyday use. Each line offers terrific styling in a variety of sizes and shapes, plus most are crafted using virtually unbreakable, dishwasher-safe plastics.
1. Best Plastic Wine Glasses Value: Michley
Michley plastic wine glasses are a top pick with styling, finish, and feel that mimics fine glassware.
The Michely collection captured the top spot in our review of the best plastic wine glasses because of its sleek styling, variety of sizes and shapes and surprisingly low prices. Michley offers a full line, with balloon-style stems for reds, slimmer tulip-style chardonnay glasses, plus all-purpose stemmed goblets, stemless wine glasses, champagne flutes, and tumblers.
Michley plastic wine glasses and coordinating plastic drinkware is crafted in BPA-free Tritan plastic, which offers glass-like clarity and is virtually unbreakable and dishwasher-safe. Tritan plastic has been a standard for the restaurant industry for years, and performs wonderfully for both indoor and outdoor use at home.
2. Best High-End Plastic Wine Glasses: Strahl
Strahl plastic wine glasses offer substantial feel and a hand-polished luster.
Strahl Drinkware and I go way back. Strahl is the first plastic wine glass collection we carried when we opened up shop in 1999. Plus, I sourced it several years beforehand when I outfitted yachts!
Strahl is known worldwide for its fantastic durability, stunning crystal-like clarity, and hand-polished finish. Strahl plastic wine glasses stand out from the competition with thick-walled stemless and stemmed plastic wine glass styles with a hefty, substantial feel. Strahl also makes an assortment of unbreakable plastic tumblers and accessories like ice buckets and appetizer trays for worry-free entertaining, indoors and out.
With its substantial feel and an unmatched lustrous finish, unbreakable, dishwasher-safe Strahl drinkware is understandably pricey compared to the competition. Despite its higher price tag, Strahl has a loyal following of customers willing to pay more because it truly delivers on both durability and beauty.
3. Best Semi-Disposable Plastic Wine Glasses: Tossware & GoVino
Tossware is an innovative disposable/reusable/recyclable plastic drinkware line offering several glass styles plus accessories like snap-on lids and stems.
Tossware edged out GoVino as our number one pick for the best plastic wine glasses that are semi-disposable and recyclable, mainly because of its huge assortment and fun styles. However, both brands offer terrific value for semi-disposable wine glass needs.
Tossware offers two sizes of stemless wine glasses, plus flutes, tumblers, and carafes in durable reusable/recyclable plastic. You can even add cool accessories, like snap-on lids and stems to elevate your disposable sip! Tossware’s semi-disposable collection also includes trendy plastic mason jar glasses, martini glasses, beer glasses, and an assortment of tumblers.
Tossware also has a line of unbreakable, dishwasher-safe stemless plastic wine glasses and trendy barware, all crafted in BPA-free Tritan plastic. Here’s a look at what Tossware has to offer.
GoVino is another top pick for disposable/recyclable drinkware. GoVino plastic wine glasses and coordinating pilsners and tumblers are crafted in the same recyclable plastic used for water bottles. All GoVino glasses also feature a comfortable thumb indent for holding drinks securely while mingling.
GoVino offers different shapes and sizes, but not quite the variety you get with Tossware. That’s the only reason that Tossware edged out GoVino for the best plastic wine glasses in the semi-disposable category. In terms of quality and performance, you really can’t go wrong with either brand.
If hand-washed, both Tossware and GoVino semi-disposable wine glasses will last forever. Just don’t put them in the dishwasher; they can warp from the heat.
4. Best Stackable Wine Glasses: US Acrylic
On the hunt for stackable plastic wine glasses? Here’s a set from a well-known plasticware manufacturer, US Acrylic.
US Acrylic makes the best plastic wine glasses that stack. Admittedly, there’s not a lot of competition in this category. But these have been around for years, so I think they deserve some love. With short-stemmed styling and compact stacking, these are simply the perfect wine glasses for tight spaces.
US Acrylic is a US-based company that makes beautiful plastic glasses and barware, including several plastic wine glass styles. US Acrylic’s stackable plastic wine glasses are made of SAN plastic, which is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Wine glasses made of SAN plastic aren’t quite as unbreakable as others on our list, but they are very break-resistant.
5. Best Stemless Plastic Wine Glasses: TaZa, Vivocci & Cruvina
Popular multi-purpose stemless plastic wine tumblers are made by several great brands like Cruvina (shown above), TaZa, and Vivocci.
We have a review of the best stemless wine glasses, so we won’t go into great detail here. Suffice it to say, for the title of the best stemless plastic wine glasses for the money, these three brands are tied.
It really comes down to which style you prefer, since all three brands are proven to perform beautifully. If you want to see more stemless options, check out our top picks in our best stemless plastic wine glasses review.
That's a Wrap
You’ll find many other fabulous plastic wine glass collections on Amazon and in other homeware and big-box stores, too. I don’t have personal experience with some newer brands (yet) but I am adding those to my testing list. I hope this review helps you sort through the huge selection out there.
Check back for updates as I uncover more contenders to add to my faves and finds.