There are three kinds of people in this world...those that prefer champagne flutes, those that prefer champagne coupes and those that would rather a bourbon out of the bottle.
It doesn't take much of a genius to figure out that the retro charm of the coupe has my heart. It was one of the first things I registered for when I was engaged, I used them at my wedding and we drink OJ from them on the weekends. It is obvious that I adore them.
I remember first seeing them in "An Affair to Remember" (my all time favorite movie). Debra Kerr was at the bar drinking her Pink Champagne cocktail and flirting with Cary Grant. I didn't know exactly what a Pink Champagne cocktail was at the age of 13 when I first saw the movie but I did know it had to be super fancy if the woman who was woo'ing Cary Grant was drinking it.
With it being the New Year and time to celebrate, I thought it would be fun to explore more about about champagne coupes.
According to an article on Food52.com, rumors have persisted for ages about the shape of the glass, with many saying it was modeled after a female breast. The article actually says it is rumored to be modeled after Helen of Troy or even Marie Antoinette's breasts. Well, in reality, all of these rumors are false.
But these glasses have been around since then and hit modern day popularity in the mid century. They flourished in popularity until the 80s when the flute reigned as the glass of choice. Many with a finer palate than mine, say that the flute allows the bubbles more room to live longer and it also allows your nose room to take in the aroma.
Bubbles smubbles. I say paint those nails red and hold that coupe up!!!
Here are a few beauts I found:
Pair of Beaded Stemmed Coupes - $28
Mid-Century Spiegelau Champagne Coupes - $38.25
Art Deco Champagne Coupes - $79.95
I also have a huge set of these....they are so perfect for entertaining a big group when you need to buy a bunch of them!
Do you use coupes or flutes? (or drink bourbon from the bottle...)