Champagne glassware have been meticulously shaped and constructed with the aim of displaying the drink’s particular features to its highest level. This has been a difficult task, since over the years champagne has evolved and changed along with the tastes and preferences of the people of the time. Champagne can be dry or semi-dry, sweet or semi sweet, musky or light, creamy or fruity, velvety or buttery, syrupy or toasty, etc. This ever developing trend has resulted in what is practically an art form in glassware, and no other type of glass has been created to hold a more exclusive or luxurious drink than champagne glasses. The three most well-known champagne stemware are the flute, the coupe, and the tulip.
The champagne flute is perhaps the most recognizable, with its trumpet-shape or gracefully thin bowl. The champagne saucer or coupe, with its distinctive short bowl and wide mouth, is rumored to be modelled after the bosom of Marie Antoinette. The champagne tulip is the most peculiar looking, but champagne lovers prefer this glass above the others, for its odd bell or tulip shape maintains champagne’s scent and flavor the best of all the three.
The classic champagne glass is best symbolized by a transparent crystal flute, and it is this glass that we see most often on advertisements and movies. But for special occasions like weddings and awards, personalized champagne stemware is getting more and more popular. Champagne stemware can be an art form, and artists love to experiment and produce cheap champagne glasses of good quality and creative design. There are colored champagne glasses, flutes with special etchings, multicoloured stripes and swirls, and bases studded with precious gems. These artistic styles may not be approved by champagne professionals who love to enjoy the sight of the drink unimpeded, but they are fun and can add a whole new look to your wedding and other celebrations.