Champagne glasses for the wedding
– champagne bowl
– champagne flutes
– champagne tulip
Because with the right champagne glass the taste of the champagne should really come into its own.
A champagne bowl looks great and can be well arranged to a champagne pyramid.
However, it is not recommended for the enjoyment of champagne. Due to the flat shell no perlage bundles, so that it is not clearly visible at first and secondly it evaporates much faster. Unfortunately, too much champagne is lost too quickly.
In addition, the taste of the champagne is not focused in the direction of the nose. A big disadvantage of the champagne bowl is that the champagne in the flat bowl is heated more quickly.
Due to the tall, slim shape, the champagne flute is the better choice compared to the champagne flute. In this glass, the perlage can develop much better and the taste of champagne is better absorbed through the nose. The champagne flute prevailed during the late 18th and early 19th century as the champagne flute.
Optimally, the taste of the champagne is not transported by the champagne flute in the direction of the nose. In addition, the champagne flute is often too wide open. For this reason, this glass form is not the best glass for champagne.
The champagne tulip is the perfect glass for champagne. The glass first reminds of the tall, slender champagne flute, but is a bit narrower towards the top. The bouquet of the champagne can develop the best and play around the nose.
The champagne tulips have recently been further developed by some manufacturers (e.g., Riedel). The upper quarter of the glass tapers conically, so that a more concentrated form of the bouquet is passed on to the nose. Many champagne lovers prefer these glasses.
Attention to the immediate pour: There is often plenty of acid in the air in the glass – and it is not a good experience to inhale this acidic air in anticipation of a great champagne bouquet. After a few seconds, it usually evaporates, and pure champagne enjoyment awaits you.
Champagne glasses wedding – tips for dealing
Correct filling quantity
You should pour in the champagne glass up to half at most, because higher filling would limit the development of the bouquet.
Support the development of the perlage
To support the development of bubbles, some champagne glasses are etched through a small star or dot in the bottom of the glass. This small spot is the “source” of the perlage due to its rough texture.
Do not use dishwashing liquid
Champagne has a very sensitive reaction to detergent residues. The small amount of washing-up liquid can stop the perlage and it can transform the delicate bouquet of a champagne into an unpleasant, sometimes metallic taste. For this reason, please do not clean champagne glasses with detergent.
Do not allow any remaining champagne to dry in the glasses if they are rinsed with a little water immediately after use. After your guests have left, thoroughly clean the champagne glasses with warm water and then dry them with a lint-free towel.
This works best with the Riedel microfiber cloth, this cloth is absorbent and leaves no lint. It can be washed in the washing machine, but you should not use a softener for the cloth – because fabric softener has the same undesirable properties in connection with champagne as washing up liquid.
If you have not been using your champagne glasses for months, it is advisable to swirl it out with water before you pour it in and then dry it. As a result, assumed odors and dust particles are washed out to allow the best possible champagne enjoyment from fresh champagne glasses.
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