For many, when the champagne bottles are popping, and the fizzy bubbles flowing, it’s time to be festive. Typically used to celebrate or commemorate a special moment, champagne has a distinctive taste and quality that calls for the most opulent of experiences. First, we must distinguish, that in fact, champagne is a white wine. The key to drinking champagne — correctly — is to invest in proper champagne glasses. Some people might not know that there are different glasses for different wines, but choosing the right one, makes all of the difference.
It’s worth mentioning, of course, the different types of champagne glasses. There are six main types of champagne glasses: Tulip, Stemless, Trumpet, Flute, Coupe and White Wine. The tulip silhouette focuses on the rim as it has a narrower shape, allowing the aromas of the champagne to amplify as the glass is tipped toward the nose. Stemless is probably one of the most popular silhouettes because of the ease of holding the glass and its easy transportability. Trumpets are more elegant as they have a slimmer bowl, and a wide-mouth rim juts out from the stem of the glass. The flute is the typical silhouette we think of when we think about champagne glasses; a rounder bowl and a normal height stem are characteristics of this glass. Coupe has a vintage look, with people typically call them “old school” when they’re spotted. With a circular rim and bowl, the Coupe sits on a shorter stem. Finally, white wine flutes are perfect for any occasion and any type of wine.
Regardless of the celebration, drinking champagne in the right glass will help you feel your most elegant self, and we’ve spotlighted some of the best champagne glasses below.
1. Schott Zwiesel Pure Wine Glasses
One of the most revered champagne tulip glasses is from Schott Zwiesel. Known for its angular profile, the Schott Zwiesel fits in with most contemporary environments and aesthetics. The design and openness of the wide tulip shape allow for the champagne to breathe while focusing on the aromatic essence of the wine. This set features glass fused with zirconium and titanium that adds shine, strength and brilliance to the glass.
2. Say Ho Um Vintage Crystal Champagne Coupe Glasses
These vintage-inspired coupe glasses have a 1920s Great Gatsby feel, but that’s okay because a little party never hurts anybody! This glass features a rounded bowl that makes drinking champagne and cocktails easy and elegant. The glasses are made from luxurious lead-free crystal glass and are dishwasher safe. They come in a gift box, which helps with transportation and it also helps for aesthetic purposes.
3. Elixir Champagne Flutes
This set features champagne flutes that are angular and have an eye-catching design that’s sure to elevate your sipping extravaganza. Each glass is handmade with lead-free crystal and has a tempered glass stem for support. Elixir’s champagne flute has an elegant, sophisticated feel that will help you showcase your drink. If you buy these glasses, you also receive a one-year warranty to ensure the safety of your glasses.
4. Bormioli Rocco White Wine Glasses
Bormioli Rocco’s white wine glasses are the epitome of luxe. The glasses feature a laser-cut rim that helps to elevate your drinking experience. Also, Bormiolo Rocco uses star glass — an exclusive lead-free chemical composition that delivers ultra-clear and ultra-pure glass, which is comparable to crystal due to the clarity of star glass. They are dishwasher safe making them easy to wash and less susceptible to breaks and scratches.
5. JoyJolt Milo Stemless Champagne Flutes
A popular champagne glass silhouette is the stemless silhouette. The stemless silhouette is known for its sleek shape and style and its ability to travel around a function without the clunky stem of a wine glass. Every glass features a slim, slightly rounded bowl and flat, thicker bottom for sitting purposes. They also feature lead-free crystal glass that reinforces the strength and brilliance of the glasses.
6. Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige Wine Glass
The Riedel Wine Glass Company is renowned for its 300 years of service to the wine glass industry; thus, their products are highly respected. The Riedel Vinum wine glass has the typical silhouette of a champagne flute. It has a slightly narrower bowl, and it has a medium-height stem.
7. Godinger Champagne Coupe
Made from Dublin crystal, Godinger’s champagne glasses are perfect for those wanting a decorative coupe glass. The glasses feature embellishments at the bottom of the bowl that is sure to catch your eye when the light hits them. Also, they have thicker stems, which help with the sturdiness of the glass.
8. Dorset Toasting Flutes
Williams Sonoma’s Dorset Toasting Flutes are perfect for that commemorative moment. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, New Year’s celebration or any other grand occasion, Williams Sonoma has you covered with these glasses. They catch and reflect light due to their antique-inspired hand-cut design which is sure to add razzle-dazzle to your sparkling wine. These elongated lute glasses are exquisite yet charming.
9. Modern Bamboo Crystal Champagne Flutes
The luxury jewelry staple Tiffany and Co. is known for being the home of statement-making pieces of iconic jewelry — the brand’s beloved Tiffany’s bracelet. But what some people might not know is that the brand sells housewares as well. The brand’s crystal champagne flutes come in a stemless silhouette that features a bamboo motif at the bottom of the glass. They feature crystal glass and will give any atmosphere a Tiffany and Co. update.