I gave up buying nice wine glasses years ago. We just broke the delicate ones too easily. I started buying them in bulk from Pier One or World Market. Great for parties, but I never really liked the way they felt in my hand, they're so thick and heavy. Last spring when we were in Italy, every restaurant had the nicest glasses. Was it the italian wine, being in Italy, or the glasses that made it all seem so wonderful? (answer: all of the above) I noticed Bormiolo Rocco written on the base. I thought when I get home, I need to find some of these.
I've seen a lot of the Bormiolo's around but they seem a lot bulkier than the ones in Italy. Then I started seeing Austrian made Stolzle Lausitz glasses around too. I finally bought some Stolzle glasses at Tuesday Morning at a great price. I really love the way they feel.
I think even cheap wine tastes fifty percent better from a nice glass!