Experts told The Times that "most people can do fine with three sets: a big-bowled basic glass for reds, a smaller-bowled basic for whites, and a Champagne flute (a flute preserves bubbles best)."
A couple times a year we reach into that awkward cupboard above the fridge to grab a set of beautiful big-bowled balloon glasses. They were a glamorous gift. But, most of the time we sip our reds from cut glass juice glasses we picked up at a second hand store.
How about you? Do you own champagne flutes? Different glasses for red and white wines? Then there's glasses for port and sherry and on and on.