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The Sands Of Wine

Drink in the moment with these captivating wine glasses, designed with a working hourglass that celebrates the beauty of time spent toasting food, wine and friendship. Flip a glass to spark its timer--and the table conversation--over vibrant streams of sand swishing and crashing for ten minutes a side. With every ounce poured, a bottle of your favorite vintage tastes that much sweeter as it makes its way around the table in decadent design. Bold and interactive, this set of four brings good taste (and great fun) to the table. Made in China.

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Item ID
20795
Made from
glass, sand
Measurements
9.75"H x 2.75" dia.; Holds 10oz.
Notes
Hourglass measures approximately ten minutes per rotation.
Hand wash only, do not soak.

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WINE HOURGLASSES - SET OF 4
 
4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (42)
  • Unique (40)
  • Comfortable to hold (19)
  • Dishwasher safe (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe (9)
  • Too delicate (5)
  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Special occasion (21)
  • Anytime (18)
  • Informal dining (18)
  • Formal dining (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (22), Practical (17), Budget shopper (13), Frequent entertainer (13), Connoisseur (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Weddings (3)

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5.0

Loved these glasses!

By 

from RIchmond, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable To Hold
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about WINE HOURGLASSES - SET OF 4:

      I loved these wine glasses! They were bigger than I expected and the sand flowed beautifully! These made a perfect wedding gift! I plan to buy more for Christmas

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      5.0

      Nice quirky wineglasses!

      By 

      from New Bern, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Informal Dining
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about WINE HOURGLASSES - SET OF 4:

        These are supposed to be quirky and different, and they certainly are! They come well packed in fitted styrofoam, which I have kept. Wash carefully, I haven't put them in the dishwasher... I handwash these like my other "special" glass.

        These certainly aren't for everyone, but I think they are fun! The price actually isn't bad if you have check prices of sandglasses of this size...

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Love them but my purple glass broke!!!

        By 

        from Powhatan, VA

        About Me Connoisseur, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable To Hold
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Difficult To Clean
        • Not Dishwasher Safe
        • Too Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about WINE HOURGLASSES - SET OF 4:

        Gave the silver and gold glasses to my daughter-in-law and she loved them!!! I kept the white and purple since purple is my fav color!! Washed both b4 using. On 1st wash after that the purple broke at bowl where connects to hour glass. SOOOOOO upset!!!!! I was hand washing and VERY careful!!! BooHoo...

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        4.0

        Great conversation piece!

        By 

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Frequent Entertainer, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Not Dishwasher Safe
        • Too Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Formal Dining
        • Informal Dining
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about WINE HOURGLASSES - SET OF 4:

        I got these for my husband for his birthday. They are fun and a great conversation piece! While unique, I did't give them 5 stars because they are a little odd to hold and thin. I fear one accidental drop, knock on the counter or too strong of a "cheers" and they would be shattered. I'm GLAD I got them, just need to be careful. I chuckled as we had a glass of wine with dinner our kids were yelling "Mommy, daddy, hurry, drink faster!". Ha... if they only knew.

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        4.0

        Quite unusual!

        By 

        from Manhattan, IL

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Frequent Entertainer, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Informal Dining
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about WINE HOURGLASSES - SET OF 4:

          I bought these as a gift for someone who loves the unusual and quirky. They truly are eye-appealing, attractive, very different and unique. The price is the only thing that stopped me from rating 5 stars. I thought they were a little costly.

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          Q and A

          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

          195votes, 61 comments

          kalyn
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Wonderful idea!Your guest will love it!!

          gurayn
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Seems silly since the glasses need to be upright while in use

          Stacy
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I agree with Gurayn.

          Michelle
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love this idea! For the nay-sayers, once stored upside down, they would be ready to use at that moment....think outside of the box....

          Kathleen

          Awesome!

          LUCY

          The hourglass is to big and hand to handle

          Katrina
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I think the idea is good, but considering that it's only five minutes of time measured, it doesn't seem like it would be of much use or entertainment after that...

          Kristen
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          When I drink wine, I want time to stand still--not remind me that time is ticking by... Maybe a snow globe would be cute? When the wine is swirled, the snow would fly?

          Jessica
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Fun design! The sand can go back and fourth when its set down and when you are sipping.

          Noel
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          A set of four at that price would be reasonable I think. A fun conversation starter. Great for the entertainer!

          Lee
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          A bit pricey

          Donna
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Interesting to look at but how do you clean them?

          Megan
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Doesn't look comfortable to hold

          laura

          Maybe a tad pricey, but I would definitely put on my wishlist! I'm all about fun and different:)

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Hi Donna. Thanks for your comment and question. We're glad you're intrigued by this timely twist on the classic wine glass!Like many wine glasses, these should be washed by hand. It's definitely okay to get them wet and clean them with dish detergent, but they shouldn't be left submerged in water. Air dry or dry with a towel after washing.

          linda
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE these wine glasses! But can you please lower the price please!

          Jaime
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Functionally these don't look comfortable to the hand. Seems awkward and gimicky.

          Kathryn
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          if it took an hour for the rotation, you could use it to monitor your drinking-

          Tina
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          A little too expensive for a mostly fun glass.

          Penny
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Love them visually....but how would you clean them?

          Kelly
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love the design of these. I would absolutely buy a set for my table.

          Deborah
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I love the design, but I'm disappointed at only 5 minutes worth of sand per rotation.

          Lindsay
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love them, but a little too expensive.

          Sarah
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          SOOOO cute but sooooo expensive!

          Jennifer
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          They look cool, but they really can only work in one direction, unless you don't want to use them for actual wine!

          Lori
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love the idea, but wouldn't pay that much for them. I think that is a little pricey. Definitely something to talk about.

          Pamela
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          As mentioned before by others, love them but wouldn't spend $75 on them for myself or for a gift.

          friday
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Way silly and not at all practical.

          Diane
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Cute and clever, but waaaay over-priced

          Linda
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          why???

          Jen
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I think they are very coo but waaaaaayyyy to expensive for my budget.

          Jennifer
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I meant to say ..."very cool but waaaayyyy too expensive" :)

          Jane
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          They're eyecatching. But what's the point? They look they might easily break.

          Millie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love them! yeah they may not be super practical but they are so cute! A little spendy, I don't know that I would personally buy them for myself but I do love them!

          Ann
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I just don't get the point. Is the hourglass a timer on how long you have to consume a glass? It also looks difficult to hold comfortably.

          nora
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          i love the idea, but Iwould reduce the price a little and I'll add different colors of sand if possible like red,orange, pink, blue.... It'll be nice if the sand could take a little more than 5 minutes to pass through....

          gf
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          why?????????????

          Claire
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          No.

          Kat
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I don't see the point and they look fragile.

          Nina
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I don't get it. Isn't sharing wine with friends about forgetting the time and living in the moment?

          Brian
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Just think the idea is too weird

          Jeffery
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Looks like a coffee table stainer to me if used to meter time of conversation. Wine glasses are already tricked up enough these days, send these back to Junktown.

          deborah
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          until tomorrow

          Charlene
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          The price is too high for a very short effect.

          cheri
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          If the hour glass served a purpose, such as the time it takes for the wine to breath after pored, then the idea would be great. Right now it just seems decorative. Which is Ok but would not get me to purchase them over another wine glass set. It has the possibility of being so much better if the hour glass section served a purpose.

          tina
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          it is, to say the least, novel. something for someone who has everything else...

          Yvonne
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I see lots of merlot spillage on beige carpets with this one.

          Linda
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Fun...fun...fun...till the sands of time call for another glass.

          Stanley
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Agree with the commentator who noted the sand would run immediately and only last 5 minutes. Plus I hate hand washable anything in the kitchen/dining area.

          Sabina
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Actually love the idea, but can't figure out how it works. Just one glass?

          Sarah
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Why?

          Ruth
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Dorky looking. Captivating??? Spend money instead on really good wine. THAT would spark the conversation. Why mess with an already good design by

          emm
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Cheesy

          Allison

          Neat..but I would just be chugging my wine to finish before it ran out.

          Suzanne

          Love the look. Can't imagine cleaning them, though.

          dre

          Silly.

          Linda

          Too silly.

          Kim

          I was going to say "silly," but then I saw that several other commenters beat me too it. So let me say "silly, and not in a good way."

          Heather

          pretty but it's not like you can flip the glass over to re-set the timer until it's empty and then you have to wait 5 minutes for a refill?

          Beth

          It would be a nice vase. How do you clean the bottom portion of them???

          jenn

          love it!

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