Every respectable and, most probably, occasional consumer of champagne knows champagne glasses are like the skin of the drink. While champagne is taste, the glass is sight. The drink may evaporate into gentle, elusive bubbles, but the tips of your fingers will still idly glide and slip along the curb of the narrow, elegant vessel.
Depending on your taste, there are two versions of the champagne glasses. The champagne flute will keep the drink bubbly for longer to spice up the taste. On the other side, the champagne saucer’s retro design is a remnant from Art Deco times. Its wide, shallow bowl leaves the drink exposed to the air, thus annihilating the bubbles faster.
The weight of the crystal, the feel of the mouth, the sharpness of the champagne can turn drinking this silver-spoon beverage into an act of refined luxury. We’ve sampled three champagne glasses that are prized for their clarity, intricate design, and beauty of form. They’re the perfect gift to accompany any dinner service, be it for your home or a wedding.
Three Champagne Glasses to Feel You with Effervescence
We wouldn’t dare to tread on the subject of champagne without first paying a visit to its mother country. After all, D-Day would have probably never happened without Winston Churchill’s inspiring cry of war – “Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!”
The same dedication to champagne and France alike would have probably convinced Louis XV to issue a royal decree and spark the first “Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat” into existence. Fifty years later, the crystal makers received the first of many royal commissions to come. The tremendous popularity of Baccarat glass was bubbling.
The same way Murano glass is indelibly connected to top-tier quality and elite guilds of master blowers, Cristallerie de Montbronn claims old and noble roots into the French glassmaking and crystal blowing tradition. One look at their website statement, and you almost taste the subtle bubbles of nostalgia. The luxury French brand seems to decry lost times of simple design while also contending to the ‘vagaries of fashion’.
They did keep their stance on the automatization of the glassmaking process. According to Cristallerie de Montbronn, the only contribution machines are bringing to their work of art crystal champagne glasses is in the acid polishing process.
The colored Adagio flutes boast a gold rim, engraved brand logo, and a superbly detailed pattern of gold inlay. The set contains six flutes that use up the color palette: dark and light green, navy and sky blue, amber and amethyst. These will certainly do nicely to adorn your table with the greatest French airs out there.
Aficionados may call it a coupe. However, we’ll stick to the familiar term of champagne saucer. The set of four features long-stemmed glassware patterned with diamond and wedge cuts. The House of Waterford originates in Ireland. Their factory there melts over 750 tons of crystal a year. Finally, a few grams of it will sit on your table, bringing refinement and spark with their elegant design.
All champagne glasses are breathtaking in their simplicity. For many people, one reason for drinking the bubbly beverage is its luxurious feel. In the end, toasting with champagne glasses of limpid bright crystal almost feels like you’re attending on Great Gatsby’s lavish parties on the other side of the single green light.