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Champagne Flute Review

Champagne flutes are tall, slim glasses with a narrow bowl (shaped like a flute). The basic champagne flute has a stem and is straight sided. The shape is designed to retain the carbonation by reducing the surface area exposed to air at the opening, however the shape is not ideal for nosing aromas/bouquets. The tulip glass provides a better sparkling wine experience.

Some historians credit Dom PĂ©rignon with the flute design, but in reality the basic style dates back into Gallo-Roman times, long before champagne or any sparkling wine was deliberately being made. Flutes from Murano Italy became popular in the 16th century. Popularity grew among the French and English in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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