Champagne Glasses

Champagne Glasses

Celebrate with bubbles

By Michele Foley

Whether we’re talking czars or rock stars, bubbly is a go-to party drink. With champagne season in full swing, CHOW picks out some glasses that give this special wine the wrapping it deserves.

BAR SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE SAUCER
$17.99 each

Some say the saucer glass, or coupe, originated from a mold taken from Marie Antoinette’s breast. More likely it was invented earlier, for English nobility. These Schott Zwiesel coupes add a pretty, old-fashioned touch to parties and are a great choice for champagne cocktails.

INSIDEOUT CHAMPAGNE GLASS
$60 for a set of two

These tall, cylindrical vessels by designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew look like water glasses. But when filled, the negative space reveals a traditional champagne flute nesting inside. Because the champagne doesn’t come in contact with your hands, it stays cold longer.

MOYA CHAMPAGNE FLUTE
$22 each

Reminiscent of art nouveau curves, these elegant flutes from LSA International are a beautiful way to mark a special occasion. Their heavy bases make them more stable, and the bowls of the glasses go deep into the stems, so bubbles take longer to travel to the top, creating a pretty effect.

BRIANNA GLASS
$84 each

This Juliska saucer may be a bit over
the top for some people. But others will enjoy its ornamental fanciness,
reminiscent of Victorian glassware. Each saucer is handmade from lead-free glass. And because the lip turns out like a bell, you’ll be able to feel the bubbles
tickle your nose.

BOTANICAL CHAMPAGNE GLASS
$59.99 for a set of six

Each glass from Roost is hand-etched with a different plant motif. And though these mouth-blown glasses may feel dainty, they’re not: They’re made from Pyrex and can go in the dishwasher.

FORTISSIMO CHAMPAGNE FLUTE
$15.99 each

The tulip-shaped flute has become the iconic champagne glass, and some will argue that you just don’t mess with an icon. These Schott Zwiesel versions are made from lead-free crystal, a rougher surface than other types of glass, which helps create more bubbles.

POPS FLUTE
$3.95 each

If you want all the benefits of a traditional flute but aren’t too keen on the look, there are now many modern twists, as in the straight lines and harder edges of this Crate and Barrel design.

FLOAT CHAMPAGNE FLUTE
$89 for a set of two

These stemless glasses from Molo are innovative, sleek, and sturdy, made from scratchless borosilicate glass. No need for a coaster: The suspended-bowl design keeps condensation away from the table while creating a pretty beaded effect when the droplets of water gather on the outside of the bowl. These glasses can be used to serve hot drinks, too.

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