The controversy rages on. This Christmas is it better to serve your champagne and prosecco in flutes? Or in coupes? Whichever you opt for, leading glassware supplier has lots and lots of different styles to choose from in its ‘Art of Artis 2014’ catalogue.
COUPE OR FLUTE?
The Coupe is the first style of glassware made specifically for serving champagne. As such it has a nostalgic and romantic image, reminiscent of 20’s and 30’s movie stars. The champagne coupe is designated for a more taste-oriented purpose. Those who drink champagne from a wide bowl like this are more interested in the full body and flavour of the wine and not just the bubbles. The wide bowl of the coupe allows the champagne to open up more and give a more present and full taste.
On the other hand, some experts say that champagne must be served in a flute or tulip shaped glass. A flute is held by the stem so that your hands don’t warm the wine. This shape is said to enhance the aroma of the champagne and encourage the flow of the bubbles.
ART OF ARTIS 2014
So you see, there are pros and cons to each and you must be the final arbiter of what suits your establishment and your clientele. What you can rely on, however, is a vast range of both coupes and flutes in the ‘Art of Artis 2014’ catalogue. How about the best selling ‘Perception’ Coupe at £2.55 or conventional flutes ranging from as little as £1.43 to £6.67 for a vintage crystal flute? Or you could consider the Durobor bubble flute at its newly repositioned list price of £1.45. The catalogue can be downloaded at www.artis-uk.com/downloads. Orders can be placed by telephoning 020 8391 5544 or email: [email protected].com.