Glass containers for holding liquids, drinking glasses, were available to only men of wealth and stature in the 18th century. Modern day, across cultures and classes, a drinking glass set is now common in our kitchens and within our social interactions. The art of dining would not be complete without three specific drinking glass sets.
Formal dining etiquette requires setting three glasses at the table. As a formality, the water goblet, the red and white wine glasses respectively must be aligned above and to the right of the dinner plate. In deference, both in casual dining and in social drinking, serving non alcoholic, beer, wine, cordial and spirited beverages are preferred to plastic, metallic, ceramic or paper cups and mugs for serving and proposing toasts.