Champagne glasses and flutes
No glassware set is complete without a range of champagne glasses to serve up your best vintage bubbly. Shop our extensive range of styles such as crystal flutes, tulips, coupes or wine glasses and buy with peace of mind Australia wide.
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Champagne glasses for your favourite bubbly
Champagne has long been regarded as the drink of sophistication and celebration, so it’s only natural that champagne should be served in high quality glassware which is in line with its prestigious reputation.
However contrary to popular belief, there is no longer a one size fits all champagne glass, with the style and shape coming down to personal preference of how to savour, serve and hold champagne, whether that be in a modern or more traditional glass.
The evolution of the champagne glass
Many still consider the champagne flute to be the first glass of choice for champagne, however in recent times more traditional style glasses such as the coupe have made a strong resurgence as a top contender for how champagne should be served.
This style has quite the story behind it with the long-held rumour that the coupe glass was modelled on the shape of Marie Antoinette’s left breast. While an intriguing story, this has since been debunked as the coupe glass was in circulation prior to her time period. However, the coupe was extremely popular during her time on the throne which is why this shape is symbolic of regal luxury and opulent parties.
The coupe then resurfaced again with a vengeance in the 1920s, 1960s and in recent times, taking us to today where the nostalgic glamour of the coupe is a popular choice once again.
In between the coupe’s appearances, the flute rose to popularity in the mid-1950s as it was considered more effective at preserving bubbles and when combined with its attractively sleek and elegant lines, the flute became the firm favourite by the 80’s.
Common champagne glass shapes
Coupe - The coupe glass, also known as the champagne saucer is shallow with a broad rim and stem.
Flute – A tall narrow glass with a small opening to drink from. Also stemmed, the glass and stem are usually equal in length.
Tulip – Unique in its shape, it has a narrow top, wider bowl and a sharp curved edge that leads down to the stem.
Champagne glass vs flute - which is better?
A tall white wine glass with a tulip shape is considered best for leaner champagnes or sparkling wines such as prosecco. The modest bowl size allows aromas to develop without overwhelming each other, particularly in vintage champagnes where flavour has become more complex over time.
The champagne flute glass is still considered a staple due to its minimal form which preserves the bubbles at the top and is much easier to carry around a room.
Features to consider when choosing a champagne glass
Shape – The shape will determine how your champagne tastes, its aroma as well as how the bubbles formulate in the glass. You may also want your champagne glasses to suit a certain style or type of décor.
Material and durability – As champagne glasses are an investment, look for premium glassware or crystal which will stand the test of time.
Why buy stemless champagne glasses
Stemless flutes or champagne glasses are a more modern take on the traditional champagne glass. Easier to handle and less prone to breakage thanks to their flat surface, they are suitable for more casual occasions. They’re also highly versatile as they can be used for cocktails, juice or water.
Elegant champagne glasses for entertaining
It’s worthwhile investing in premium quality crystal champagne flutes for the more special occasions or for those who enjoy entertaining regularly.
The high-quality glass complements the champagne flavour and its bubbles making them more enjoyable to drink from.
Quality champagne glass sets for gifts
Champagne glasses are also available in a range of stunning gift sets to give as a celebratory gift for a special occasion or achievement. There is also the option to purchase sets specially packaged in keepsake boxes or with personalised engraving.
Other bar tools and glasses to consider buying with champagne glasses
Maintenance, cleaning and care
As champagne glasses are delicate in nature its best to wash these by hand in warm soapy water and allow to air dry to avoid smudging from hands and tea towels.
Brands we know and trust
We carry a range of champagne flute sets, cocktail sets, dispensers, wine buckets and general barware from some of the most respected brands in Australia and around the world like Waterford, Luigi Bormioli, Riedel and Krosno Harmony. Explore the Kitchen Warehouse full range online now.
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What is the best glass to serve champagne in?
Champagne is best enjoyed in a champagne tulip glass as it is tall enough to allow the bubbles and aromas to fully develop.
What are the benefits of drinking champagne from a champagne glass?
Champagne glasses are designed to allow quality champagne to be served in its best form, where the distinct taste can fully develop along with the aroma and sparkling bubbles.