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Are coupe glasses bad for champagne?

Are coupe glasses bad for champagne?

The wide, flat shape of the glass — made popular in the 1920s — means your Champagne will lose its bubbles fast. "The old-fashioned coupe used to work when we were drinking sweeter styles of Champagne," Knight explained. "Now they're much drier, with a lot more acidity, it doesn't work."

Why are champagne flutes bad?

As is the case with other wines, the best way to get all of these flavors is through exposure to air—namely oxygen. Flutes' narrow diameter limits the oxygen that can reach the surface of the liquid, and therefore diminishes its flavor. And, flutes may not be the best vessel for delivering Champagne's aroma.