Tasting size snifters

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  1. ckobes

    ckobes Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Illinois

    What is your favorite tasting size snifter? Also, is it available to purchase online or in a store?

    I'm looking to grab a couple for some upcoming tastings I will be throwing. Curious to see the community's take on them.
  2. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (262) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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  3. bvdubn

    bvdubn Disciple (347) Dec 1, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I think I am going to buy a few 9oz snifters for tastings. I don't know that the size is as important as having multiples of the same glassware so you can judge how much you are pouring into each glass.
  4. ckobes

    ckobes Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Illinois

    This is excellent. I will definitely look into picking up a few.
  5. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,993) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    IKEA and Pier 1 stores usually have inexpensive tasting-size snifters.
  6. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Those Firestone ones are sweet, too bad the shipping is like 10$

  7. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Aspirant (206) Apr 27, 2011 New York
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    I use Duvel tasting glasses I've acquired from going to Belgium Comes to Cooperstown over the past 6 years. I have about 10 over them so they're perfect for when the guys come over for small bottle shares.
  8. Mreyes69

    Mreyes69 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2011 Illinois

  9. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

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  10. rxbeer

    rxbeer Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 California

  11. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Go to binny's! They have 4, 8, and 12 oz snifters, for $4, $5, $6 (I think) or cheap at least.
  12. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (262) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    it's true i ordered 2 of the sample snifters and one proprietors glass which is $8 I think so $16 total in glass, my bill was i think $23.xx so shipping wasn't too crazy and i'm in NJ so Cali to NJ is about as far distance wise in the CONUS it could travel.. love both sampler and proprietors series glass, use both of them often.
  13. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    You can get a case of 24 6oz snifters from Webstaurantstore for $40 + shipping. They've got some really nice taster glasses, too, but more like $200 a case.
  14. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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  15. ZPag

    ZPag Aspirant (234) Dec 3, 2012 New York
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    Go to bed bath and beyond and in their glass section they have boxes of 12, 4 oz Tasting snifters that basically look exactly like those Firestone ones. I think they are like 20 bucks, but we use those for all our informal tastings. They work excellent.
  16. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,214) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    World Market sells the smaller size tasting snifters too, I'd guess they're around 4 ounces. I bought one a couple months ago, I just don't remember how much it was but I'm thinking maybe around $2.99 each.
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  17. salzar

    salzar Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2008 California

    The libby snifters (4oz) are available at Cost plus world market, they work great! They also sell a 4oz pint flute(?), that I find is great for serving with people because: A) they are very strong B) It looks like a big pour but it is only 4 oz C) 5-6 pours from a 750mL
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  18. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Well, since my favorite tasting size is usually 12 oz or more I've got a pretty sweet snifter that could probably hold close to 20-22oz. I've never measured it, but a 12 oz goes slightly less that halfway. A good find at Salvation Army for $.89.
  19. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Defender (674) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Don't forget Dollar Tree for cheap ones. If you want a really cool logo beer glass, try globalbeer or truebeer.
  20. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    12 oz... I like pouring a whole bottle in one if possible. Also prefer etched glass logos over colored logos, so I have no guilt when I shove them in the dishwasher.
    I agree w/ the IKEA suggestion. they're great for inexpensive/durable/cute martini and beer glassware.
  21. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,186) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    That's cheap compared to Founders shipping prices. I had about 5 items in my cart on their site until I saw shipping was $24 :/
  22. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Left hand has some cool mini snifters as well other than FW.

  23. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I want at least 12 oz, just saying.
  24. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

  25. ckobes

    ckobes Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Illinois

    I really appreciate all of the responses. Going to look into all of these options. Although, if you're in the Chicago area and want to join a bourbon county tasting.. you can join for the small price of a snifter :slight_smile:
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