There is a saying, “if it’s not broken don't try and fix it”, and that is certainly true for champagne flutes. Champagne flutes have retained their basic shape for hundreds of years with the glass having a long narrow stem with a narrow cup, typically about 40 to 45mm in diameter. Today, there are many types of champagne flutes all based on this classic design, but the material the glasses are made from include metal, glass to lead crystal.
When champagne was first made there were fewer bubbles in the sparking drink, the flute shape ensured the drink was able to be poured into the glasses fairly easily. Champagne flutes are designed to help keep the drink fizzy and lively, by having a narrow opening that does not encourage the escape of the bubbles. Champagne flutes and champagne represents elegance and this probably stems from past times when the drink was enjoyed by nobility as they had the financial means to buy the champagne flutes and champagne.
Today people celebrate special occasions by “ opening a bottle of bubbly” and the best way to enjoy the drink is by sipping this golden alcoholic nectar from a champagne flute. A good tip: hold the stem of the glass to ensure the liquid does not warm up from body heat, as champagne is best enjoyed on ice.
Champagne flutes can also be engraved to add that personal message for that special occasion and can be given as wedding gifts, wedding anniversary gifts as well as making a lovely toasting present for engagements. Engraved Champagne Flutes
can also be given as birthday gifts and as graduation presents. Date posted: 28/10/2009