Spot-Free Wine Glasses

A clean and sparkly wine glass creates the perfect foundation for a tasty drink of wine. Whether you’re enjoying a special vintage pulled from your wine cellar, or just sipping a “weekday” wine from the fridge, you want to drink from a spot and lipstick free wine glass. Working in the restaurant industry for many years has taught me invaluable household and entertaining tips. One tip I learned along the way is how to shine wine glasses simply and quickly.

  1. The first step is to hand wash the wine glasses. Hand washing is best because it lessens the chance of the glass being scratched. Once glasses are scratched they will forever have a cloudy or hazy look. I let my glasses air dry but a wipe down with a dry, lint-free towel can help eliminate spots from forming.
  2. Boil water in a small sauce pan on the stove top. Once the water starts boiling the steam created is considered distilled water. This means that even hard water becomes completely pure and will offer the best cleaning capabilities.
  3. Hold the wine glass upside down over the steam and twist so the steam coats the whole glass. Wipe down with a lint-free towel. Cloth napkins work great for this step. If any spots remain, repeat this step.
  4. Voila! The wine glasses are now spot free.

This is the quickest, easiest, and most earth friendly way to shine wine glasses.


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