Hi guys and gals still receiving a few belated Christmas presents (lucky me), one of my favourites was a set of Crystal glasses and a rather large bottle of Champagne, oh I do love the fizz.
Shocking news! Krug Champagne’s CEO, Maggie Henriquez, has revealed that drinking Champagne out of a flute glass isn’t the right way to do it. You don’t use flutes… Using a flute is like going to a concert with ear plugs because it will not let you enjoy what is inside,’ she said Flutes are for bad Champagne, sorbet or gazpacho, but not to drink Champagne.’Oh dear i have been doing it wrong!
So why is drinking from a flute not actually that great?
The traditional Champagne flute is too narrow. It traps the aromatics and you don’t get as much out of the glass, Master of Wine, tells Good Housekeeping. For example, you don’t smell as much as you should. The gorgeous 1920s coupe glasses have the reverse problem – they let out too much, which can then get lost, as there is too much surface area and the bubbles can dissipate faster.’ So what should we actually be drinking Champagne from?, a tulip glass, or even a wine glass, is the optimum shape and size to drink Champagne from. It’s more generous than the flute, but it still tapers in, ensuring the bubbles don’t escape too fast.
We still drink from flutes out of habit and lack of knowledge but we should all be moving to tulips, we are told, not only do they make your fizz taste better but they make your fizz look better too! If you don’t have a tulip you are better off using a white wine glass.’ So there you go – opt for the wine glass rather than the flute glass next time you’re enjoying some bubbles.
Oh no I bought Champagne instead of milk again!!!
Ashley, Gluten free, fat free, dairy free I love this champagne diet xx