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Cheers! A Guide to New Year’s Eve Barware

It’s time to say goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009. Whether you’re a champagne enthusiast or a cognac connoisseur, here’s a guide to festive glassware to help you ring in the new year in style.

The traditional wine glass gets an artistic makeover in this set by Kate Spade, called Sag Harbor. The stemless glasses are available in sets of four ($50) and come in blue, green, or brown.

Available online at macys.com.

Your multi-lingual pals will get a kick out of these quirky bar glasses from CB2. The set ($21.95) includes six glasses, each wishing you good times and prosperity in a different language. Salud!

Available online at cb2.com.

Cosmo-lovers and Bond wannabes will love this stainless-steel martini glass ($6.96 each) from Sur La Table. Unlike its glass counterpart, this metal tumbler isn’t at risk for shattering—and has a cool futuristic vibe.

Sur La Table has locations in Virginia, Maryland and DC.

This two-piece cognac set ($44) from Tabletop DC is reminiscent of a spinning top, giving it a fresh, playful feel.

Tabletop DC, 1608 20th St. NW; 202-387-7117.

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