Types Of Champagne Glasses Fit For A Celebration

When it comes to champagne glasses, there are a whole array of shapes, sizes, designs and types to choose from. Each different style of champagne glass heightens your favourite sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne in a different way, so we’ve created a guide to help you choose the perfect glass.

What are the different types of champagne glasses?

From the more traditional straight and long flute shapes, to a more rounded bowl shape, Wedgwood sells a variety of different types of champagne glasses. A straight long flute shape helps to concentrate the aromas of the drink at the top of the glass and maintain the effervescence, whereas a more rounded bowl lets the drink breathe and develop. Below are two of our most popular sets of glasses.

Things to consider when choosing your perfect champagne glass

Vera Wang silver pleated champagne flutes

There are a few things to consider when choosing your perfect champagne glasses for your special occasion. These include:

  • The size of the rim – do you want a large rim to better smell the aromas or a small rim to preserve the bubbles?
  • The material used – glass, crystalline or crystal?
  • The length of the stem – long and elegant or short and sturdy?
  • The shape of the bowl – a traditional long fluted shape, or a curvy rounded bowl?

Does the shape of a champagne glass affect the taste of champagne?

The shape of your champagne glass will affect the way you taste and smell the champagne. A flute glass has a large enough bowl to allow the flavours of the drink to develop, but a narrow enough rim which allows the effervescence of the drink to last longer.

A trumpet shaped glass has a larger rim than a flute, so the bubbles will dissipate quicker. Use with a sweeter sparkling wine for a softer and fruitier taste.

What is the etiquette for holding a champagne glass?

Pouring champagne into a Globe collection champagne glass

There is a little etiquette to holding a champagne glass, and the right hold can get the most from your favourite bubbly. To hold a champagne flute, pinch the top of the stem between your thumb and forefinger. Then rest your little finger just above the base of the glass to ensure the flute is kept steady when you are drinking. You shouldn’t hold the body of the champagne flute as this will warm your drink up too quickly, and champagne is definitely best enjoyed cold.

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