Every celebration deserves a champagne toast. Whatever the occasion, a flute of fizz always goes down a treat. To fully appreciate those bubbles your choice of glassware shouldn’t be taken lightly. There is, after all, a perfect glass for every kind of tipple.
Classic Champagne Flutes
The glass that you choose to serve your chilled fizz should always complement the champagne or sparkling wine that you plan to drink. Some champagne requires more aeration than others, to fully enjoy the taste and effervescent experience.
The traditional narrow flute is the glass that is most commonly used for champagne toasts. The sleek design provides a stunning bubbly display, but can somewhat inhibit the depth of aroma and flavour. On the plus side, though, this classic narrow design preserves the stream of bubbles and is ideal for parties. As the glass has a narrower shape than other flute styles it also reduces accidental spillage.
Although considered to be old-fashioned by many people, the elegant champagne coupe, or saucer, still conjures up nostalgia. Popular in the early 20th century, the curvaceous glass has a wide, shallow bowl.
When champagne is served up in a coupe, there’s not much time to sip it. You have to drink it fast before all the fizzy bubbles evaporate. The bowl’s large surface area exposes the bubbles to air and quickly turns your sparkling drink flat. If you’re planning a vintage themed party, however, nothing beats this champagne glass for a classic Great Gatsby style party.
Designer Champagne Flutes
The contemporary designer flute is the iconic champagne glass and has an elongated vessel that elegantly tapers outwards at the top. The bead at the base of the vessel causes the bubbles to float up to the surface.
Beautiful champagne flutes can be an investment purchase that is worth the expense. The chic glasses perfectly showcase the tiny, rising bubbles and make the refreshing chilled champagne, or sparkling wine, seem doubly appealing.
Modern Tulip Glasses
The distinctive tulip shaped glass is continuing to grow in popularity as an alternative way to serve up champagne and aromatic sparkling wines. The elegant shape is similar to a contemporary flute but has a slim base and wider bowl. This glass has visual impact appeal and allows the alcohol plenty of room to develop its extraordinary aroma and palate.
The tapered tulip shape and wider surface area mean that more bubbles have space to burst simultaneously. This dramatically increases the pleasure of the champagne drinking experience. The tulip glass is also ideal for mature wines that need a little more room to develop full flavour.
When choosing the perfect glass for sparkling wines your first consideration should be the type of wine. Intense and powerful wines like rosé or vintages deserve elegant glasses that do them justice. On the whole, a good quality wine glass is perfect for serving chilled aromatic sparkling wines.
A generous Burgundy glass gives your wine plenty of room to accentuate its intoxicating aroma. Couple the perfect glass with your tipple this Christmas from a wide selection on offer at Earnest Jones. Check out our voucher codes for inspiration and great deals.