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?
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 flavors 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.