What is a Personalised Champagne flute?
The Personalised Champagne Flute (French: flûte à Champagne) is a stem glass with either a tall tapered conical shape or elongated slender bowl, generally holding about 180 to 300 ml (6.1 to 10.1 US fl oz) of liquid.
The champagne flute was developed along with other wine stemware in the early 1700s as the preferred shape for sparkling wine as materials for drinking vessels shifted from metal and ceramic to glassware. Initially, the flute was tall, conical, and slender; by the 20th century, preferences changed from a straight-sided glass to one which curved inward slightly near the lip.
This inward taper is designed to retain champagne’s signature carbonation by reducing the surface area for it to escape. Nucleation in a champagne glass helps form the wine’s bubbles; too much surface area allows carbonation to fizzle out quickly. More bubbles create greater texture in the taster’s mouth, and a flute’s deep bowl allows for a greater visual effect of bubbles rising to the top. The flute’s narrow cross-section also minimizes the oxygen-to-wine ratio, which enhances both the wine’s aroma and taste.
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What is Champagne?
The first thing to know about “Champagne” is that it is only true Champagne when it comes from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine made outside of this region is just that – sparkling wine, or if you’re like me, you can refer to it as simply “bubbles.” It is very important to know this key bit of information.
The process of making Champagne within this region is complex, time consuming, highly regulated, and dependent on factors that can only be achieved within this very region in order to create a very high quality product.