To use a flute or a coupe—that’s the constant Champagne etiquette question, says Samantha Goble. Here, the owner of The Hostess Haven unveils when to break out the short and stout style versus the tall and slender. (Hint: One is more versatile than the other.) As for the burning question of whether shape affects taste, she says, “there’s actual science behind it. Still, there’s no rule that you have to stick with one kind or another.” After all, the only chemistry that really matters is between you and your partner—and we’ll always raise a glass to that!
Photo by Bauman Photographers
1 | Gold-Rim Coupe
This more bowl-like coupe is ultra-versatile. Use it for Champagne, rosé, prosecco, and cocktails.
2 | Dusty Mauve Coupe
Wider and shorter than flutes (and most coupes), this beaut is meant to make a statement—like a Champagne toast.
3 | Crystal Champagne Trumpet Flute
This flute’s fanned mouth delivers a more elegant detail in the same vessel traditionally used for Champagne, mimosa, and prosecco.
4 | Crystal Champagne Classic Flute
Most often photographed with the usual Champagne, mimosa, or prosecco to its narrow rim, this timeless flute is a staple at any wedding.
5 | Cut Crystal Champagne Coupe
This opulent design nails a Roaring Twenties nostalgia. Use it just as affluently, topping it off with tipples, Champagne, rosé, or prosecco.
Choose a flute to keep your bubbly colder longer (like Callaway Vineyard & Winery’s sparkling Bella Rose), or opt for a coupe to let the flavors develop.