Despite its resemblance to the yellow-gold color of white wines, Champagne and other sparkling wines are typically considered a class above the rest with their celebratory bubbles that add a touch of fun to even the most elegant occasions. Champagne glasses are specifically designed to showcase and retain the signature carbonation of each glass.
Champagne flutes are the glass that is commonly used to serve sparkling wines. They typically have tall and narrow bowls and come in designs that have straight, tulip or trumpet-shaped styles. Many flutes feature stems that are taller than other types of wine glasses in order to ideally keep the drinkers hand away from the Champagne that is served at the same temperature as many white wines.
In addition to flutes, Champagne coupes are also part of Food Service Warehouse’s collection of champagne glasses, though they are not as common. Also known as a Champagne saucer, this wine glass is a shallow and broad-bowled glass and is often used in Champagne towers at weddings and other special receptions. Its wider bowl actually allows the bubbles in the sparkling wine to dissipate quicker, which makes it less ideal for brut Champagne. This style of glass is perfect in situations where less carbonation is desirable and is actually often used for cocktails more so than sparkling wines.
Stemless glasses are also very popular and can add a dash of modern flair to your fine dining establishment, but may not be ideal for guests who are holding their Champagne or sparkling wine for long periods of time because they can quickly get warm.
With the variety of Champagne glasses in this collection of wine glasses and stemware, it is difficult to choose your favorite styles. Keep in mind that your glassware should reflect the personality of your establishment and yet provide the functionality of Champagne glasses that you know and expect.