We classify our glasses as green or white. But it’s not really that simple: Most wine bottles use a combination of two or more colors. The greenest whites are sometimes hard to distinguish from the whitest greens, while different mixes of green and brown create various shades of “olive.”
We decide subjectively where one color ends and the next begins. We could do this scientifically with a fancy spectrometer, but that’s not the Western Trash style. We think people should interpret color with their own eyes.
Western Trash glasses retain the bottle’s original shape and character. Wine bottles traditionally have a concave base, known as the “punt,” but some bottle-makers have stopped doing this. The base of your Western Trash glass can range from a 7 cm concave to completely flat.
The bottom edge of your glass may be angular or rounded. Some bases bulge out a little; others are flush with the rest of the glass.
The underside of your glass may have small linear grooves, meant to stop wine bottles from sliding on the table.
Your glass may show the original markings from the bottle factory, usually a string of numbers and symbols along the base. We don’t try to remove these markings; they add to the quirky character of Western Trash drinkware.