Frequently Asked Questions

Shatterproof, reusable and ultimately recyclable, govino invites you to join us in eliminating the waste caused by single-use plastic, one govino glass at a time.

glassware that doesn't break
govino was originally created as a trade tool to help professional salespeople showcase their wines whenever and wherever proper stemware isn’t accessible. Upon its debut in 2008, govino's very first customers included some of the world’s most renowned and respected wine producers, making govino the first and only unbreakable wine glass of its kind to be accepted by the wine industry.

Q. Is govino BPA-free?
A. All govino products are comprised of a flexible, highly durable, BPA/BPS-free polymer.

Q. What is the difference between govino® Festival and Dishwasher Safe?
A. Our Festival line is intended to be hand-washed, reused and ultimately recycled. It is ideal for outdoor settings and outdoor venues. It is also perfectly suitable for homes and businesses without access to dishwashers.

Our Dishwasher Safe line is designed for the rigors of domestic and commercial dishwashers. It is comprised of Tritan®, which maintains its shape and luster after repeated washing cycles.

Q. How do I care for my Festival govino products?
A. To keep your Festival govino products lustrous, and to maintain their elegant shape, HAND WASH ONLY, using a soft, non-abrasive sponge. Buff dry with a lint-free towel or paper cloth to avoid water spots. 

Q. How do I care for my Dishwasher Safe GOVINO products? 
A. Our DISHWASHER SAFE line of products are durable enough to withstand both domestic and commercial dishwashers (TOP RACK ONLY.) To avoid clouding and smudging, remove lip-gloss and sunscreen with a soft, non-abrasive sponge prior to placing in the dishwasher. We also recommend turning the heated drying cycle off. Buff dry with a lint-free cloth or paper towel instead.

Still unsure how to wash govino? Check the base of your govino product to find the proper washing instructions. When in doubt, “bottoms up!”

Q. How do I recycle my govino?
A. All govino products can be recycled with most plastics, including PET bottles and containers. Recycling programs vary from state to state. We recommend checking with your county or state to ensure your govinos are being recycled properly.
Q. Why is there a dent in my govino???
A. Think thumb! Our patented thumb-notch, combined with our contoured base, makes swirling most simple and helps prevent your fingers from smudging the bowl of the glass!


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