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Champagne, in a coupe or flute?

Light, fine and invigorating, this beverage for special moments goes well with many dishes, from appetisers to desserts. Although the history of champagne dates back to the Gallo-Roman era, it was not until the 18th century, and thanks to the talents of Dom Pérignon, that the effervescence was controlled.

Champagne coupe

Some say that the shape of the coupe was modelled on the left breast of the Madame of Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV, King of France and Navarre. Meanwhile, others claim that it was modelled on the breast of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI.

The champagne coupe was widely used in the past. Its voluptuous shape, rounded profile and short height made it the glass of choice for enjoying the best champagnes. It is less popular today due to its wide opening, which allows too much CO2, and thus effervescence, to escape.

However, the coupe’s vintage appeal is still there. Who has not dreamed of building a coupe pyramid and making a spectacular cascade by filling the glasses with champagne?

Elegant and functional, the Lalique 100 Points Collection Coupe designed by James Suckling is a culturally iconic piece that has its followers.

When world-renowned wine taster James Suckling joined up with Lalique with the aim to create the perfect wine glass, the stunning 100 Points Collection was the result. Beautiful yet functional, the set of six champagne coupes are perfect for serving your favourite champagne, sparkling wines or cocktails in style whilst adding richness and subtlety to any tableware collection.

Champagne flute

The flute has occupied the place of the coupe since the 1930s. Unlike its predecessor, its high, elongated shape and narrow opening retains more of the bubbles.

After extensive oenological research, Baccarat presents a new collection: the elegant and refined Château Baccarat champagne flute. Its specific shape with a tapered lip controls bubbles and concentrates aromas. It is a symbol of pleasure, specially designed for tasting.


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