All champagne lovers has been asking themselves this question at least once: what is the best glass to drink champagne? The answer to this question deserves your attention because it is a question of making the most of the aromas and flavors of your champagne throughout your tasting. We will present here the different types of containers that exist. From the most confidential to the most appreciated, we invite you to drink in 6 different ways.
These two containers are the least known to the general public. The blida is the typical glass of Champagne vine growers. These glasses were originally designed to drink tea. Made in Reims, to be subsequently sent to the city of Blida (Algeria), these glasses were quickly adopted by the Champagne vine growers. The reasons ? Their easy maintenance, their size smaller than the cuts or their resistance convinced the winemakers.
The blida was later adopted for festivals such as weddings, baptisms or communions for the same reasons. It is therefore its practicality and its conviviality which take precedence. These are 8 blidas that can be tasted with a bottle of 75cl of champagne.
The pomponne champagne is a champagne flute with a remarkable feature: it has no foot. Visually, when it is placed, it can make us think of a bell that one would have posed. But if we go back to the origin of the object, it seems that its shape is inspired by that of the Gallic horns that served as glasses.
Its form still has a major disadvantage,you have to finish drinking all the champagne to be able to put down the pomponne. In terms of practicality, we are diametrically opposed to blida. The pomponne now represents an object of decoration rather than a glass to taste champagne.
The observation is simple regarding the cup of champagne: it is outdated and does not highlight the aromas of wine. Nowadays, it is associated with older generations and old family photos on which we see our parents and grandparents toast. It is therefore increasingly neglected by fashion but also because it is not recommended for tasting. Its shape, wide opening has a major disadvantage: bubbles and aromas escape quickly. It is therefore necessary to quickly drink its champagne if one wants to keep all the aromas.
He is also criticized for his lack of practicality. In a party a cup is quickly reversed if you are a little jostled.
One fashion giving way to another, the champagne flute has subsequently taken over among lovers of champagne. Its elongated shape better preserves the bubbles and aromas of your precious beverage. In addition, its long foot keeps the champagne away from the hand keeping the champagne cool. It is criticized, however, its length, its narrowness. The bubble is bigger when it comes to the surface. Although it is associated with champagne in most people’s minds, the champagne flute is not the favorite of tasters.
Champagne specialists recommend almost unanimously and for the past ten years now the wine glass, particularly that which is called: the champagne tulip. Its name comes from its shape reminiscent of the flower. It is a wineglass whose shape is similar to the flute but whose middle part is enlarged. We only fill the glass a quarter, the bubbles will be perfect, and we can capture the nose and mouth all the aromas …
Champagne is above all a wine and this glass will be particularly adapted to the big vintage champagnes which need place to express themselves fully.
In recent years, the innovations in terms of cuvées and consumption mode, have also evolved the container in which we taste some more atypical champagnes. This is the case for very sweet champagnes created especially to be tasted accompanied by ice cubes such as Moët Ice Imperial for example . In this case, we will choose a very wide wine glass.