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3 Sparkling Wine Glass Shapes You Need in Your Home Bar

Celebrate with Champagne the right way with these three sparkling wine glass shapes you need in your home bar!

As a host or even as a casual sparkling wine drinker, serving a tasty and bubbly drop can be as controversial as pouring white wine in a red wine glass.

And, in the age of when we take our wine consuming much more seriously (we have we not), ensuring that we’re using the correct glassware ensures that we are heightening the wine’s flavour profile correctly.

So, to help you enjoy your next pour of bubbly right, be sure to read on through to learn more about the 3 sparkling wine glass shapes you need in your home bar.

The 3 Best Sparkling Wine Glasses to Use:

The Coupe
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The Coupe

Despite its fame today, thanks to the coupe’s wide rim, it subsequently allows for liquids, aromas and bubbles to escape – unfortunately not the best glassware of choice when it comes to sparkling wine glasses. In saying that, although it is the perfect companion for afternoon drinks, the coupe can be used as a sparkling wine glass substitute – or you can just save it for cocktails!

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The Wine Flute and Trumpet
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The Wine Flute and Trumpet

Named after wind instruments, ironically the trumpet and flute sparkling wine glasses are not designed to take in expelled air. And, due to its tight design and reduced surface area in both these glass shapes, there is less space for bubbles to escape and less room for aromas to breathe. Although it is deemed as an unworthy vessel, the flute or trumpet is still a great sparkling wine glass for your next bottle of Champagne you pop open.

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The Tulip
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The Tulip

Invented in late 2000 to ensure that sommeliers and aficionados had another alternative to white wine tasting glasses; the tulip is one of the best sparkling wine glasses to add to your home bar. Think of it as a rounder wine flute, the tulip retains bubbles better than a coupe and it allows the aromas of the sparkling wine to develop and rise better. As well as that, thanks to the intricate shape, drinkers can swirl liquids inside of the tulip without fear of spilling it over the lip.

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Whilst you’re here, to help you shake up your drink making game, update your home cocktail bar with these 10 essentials that it needs. And, if you’re ready to mix things up, why not try making this Champagne-infused Citadelle Gin French 75 cocktail recipe?

Feature image: Photographed by Africa Studio. Image via Shutterstock.
This article was first published on September 30 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on March 09 2021.
Editor’s Note: Our writers and contributors have independently selected and curated this article, and all opinions are their own. This article does contain affiliate links which allow us to make revenue off some purchases made by our readers.
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