While some women collect shoes as though theyre channeling the late Imelda Marcos, others like me gather glassware. Nicely made angled coupe glasses can be difficult to come by, so when I saw this set of four from Sister.ly I felt compelled to order it.
The set of glasses arrives carefully swaddled in good-quality Styrofoam for protection, with the exterior presenting as quite giftable that is, if youre so inclined. Me? Im keeping these for myself!
Much lighter in weight than many glasses of similar (or smaller) size, these Sister.ly glasses come across as being delicate and more than a bit fragile. Thats particularly true for the long, super t-h-i-n stems that seem to scream, Hand wash me, and be super careful while youre it!
A standard 3-ounce pour in the Sister.ly coupe hits right at the bend of the angle in the body of the glass. (See photo.) As with angled wine glasses where a 5-ounce pour is standard the fill line for a beverage should aim for that area. In this regard, the glass design is spot-on. Sometimes less is more, and this is a fine example. Just because a glass CAN hold 8 ounces doesnt mean it SHOULD.
This may seem a bit off topic, but I appreciate the fact that the Sister.ly company is upfront about saying this drinkware is made from glass instead of filling the marketing material with the word crystal in an attempt to make things sound fancier. Far too many sellers resort to that tactic claiming their plain old glasses are made from fine crystal intentionally misleading customers in the process. But not Sister.ly. Here the product information and description match reality.
BOTTOM LINE: These angled coupe glasses from Sister.ly are delicate and well made, in addition to being lovely. Although theyd be perfect as a gift, they also make a great addition for a home beverage setup. At the current price of around $46 (about $11.50 per stem), I also think theyre a good value.