I wanted some everyday wine glasses with a big-handed grip and an enthusiastic approach to the wine in them. These fit the bill really well. They are great fun and very enjoyable drinking companions. Don't put your absolutely finest wines in them - the glass itself is too thick and heavy, and the closed globe shape really doesn't help subtle bouquets and aromas. But for big beefy reds with big beefy meals, these big beefy glasses are just the thing!