It always seems that wine glasses get broken when you are trying your hardest to wash them after a party. And since wine glasses need to be washed by hand, since high temperatures in the dishwasher can break or weaken delicate stemware, this means doing it by hand in the sink. Here is how to wash your wine glasses without those painful accidental breaks!
First, place a rubber mat in the bottom of the sink, such as the rubber mat used underneath a dish dryer for hand washing. This will help prevent accidental chips from the bottom of the sink.
Use a mild dishwashing detergent, or even handsoap if you have only dishwasher detergent on hand.
Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean dry cloth. This will prevent spots forming from drying naturally.