Although I was very happy to take advantage of Joel's great find at Target for the Riedel glasses, I have to admit I was a little disappointed that they weren't lead crystal. I have two champagne flutes that are, and I love em.

Then I saw this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_crystal

Of course, it appears that for only short usage it isn't a big deal. I also now see that this has been talked about on this site a few years ago. But in any case, this was all news to me. I had no idea. Just a FYI for others out there... I guess regular ole glass isn't so bad after all!