"Goblet" is the generic term for glasses that can be called wine, champagne or stemware glasses. Normally the term is used to distinguish goblets form bar or cocktail glasses, water, juice and beer glasses. Goblets consist of the "chalice", the so-called cuppa, containing the drink, the stem and the base plate. Differences due to the glass quality and different manufacturing processes can be identified at the transitions connecting cuppa, stem and base plate.
Chalices were known in a lot of advanced civilizations and were initially made of wood or metal. In the middle ages the first goblets appeared. Especially Italy was famous for its filigran goblets. Over time Italy lost the leading role in glass manufacturing and the popular goblets came now from Bohemia and Silesia.
Until the 19th century goblets were bought by aristocrats and rich people, but over time they got more common in normal households. Nowadays there are countless shapes and qualities of goblets belonging to the category of tableware or rather tabletop. For every type of grape there are dozens of special goblets – beginning from the simple pressed glass costing some euro cents up to mouth-blown unique glasses. Regardless of which goblet you choose it’s for sure that shape and quality influence the taste of the drink.
We offer you goblets produced by famous German and European manufacturers in different series, sizes and forms. We would like to give you advice individually. Here are some examples: