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Beautiful Sparkling Wine Glasses

Updated on March 1, 2015

Celebrating

Most celebrations we attend socially contain an element of sparkling wine. I enjoy a nice glass of sparkling wine, usually appreciating the taste of the wine rather than the type of wine. I have enjoyed glasses of Champagne, Cava, Prosecco or Cremant.

Along with the sparkling wine, I do appreciate appropriate stemware. I feel it makes the occasion a little more special.

I often find that giving a set of celebration stemware as an engagement or wedding present is well received.

All of the photographs on this lens are taken by myself on my trusty Nikon D90 Camera.

Sparkling Wines

There are many different types of 'fizzy' wines, there is the sparkling wine from France called Champagne. The strict legal structures in the European Union and many other countries mean that only wine produced exclusively in the Champange region and made in accordance with Comite Interprofessional du Vin de Champagne regulations can be called Champange.

Only the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes are used in the production of Champagne, and Champagne appellation law only allows grapes grown in designated plots to be used in the production of Champagne.

Italian Prosecco is a sparkling wine, drunk at any occasion in Italy. Unlike Champagne, Prosecco doesn't forment in the bottle and should be drunk as young as possible. This is not a wine for storing away for years in preparation of a special occasion.

Flutes - Stemware

Top Sparkling WIne Glasses
Top Sparkling WIne Glasses

I think flutes look very elegant. A flute is a tall narrow glass with a narrow bowl. The reason for having a longer stem is to ensure that you do not affect the temperature of the glass by cupping the liquid. The narrow bowl is designed to ensure that the carbonation is retained for longer as it has a small surface area.

Stemmed Champagne Flutes

A great selection of Champange (fizzy wine) Flutes to suit every budget.

Cava Sparkling Wine

A lovely sparkling wine from Spain. Cava may be white or pink. I love a girlie celebration using pink Cava,

Hollow Champagne Flutes

Top Sparkling WIne Glasses
Top Sparkling WIne Glasses

The first Champagne Flutes I bought were hollow stemmed. We were just setting up house and I thought they were so sophisticated. They are, but they are also very easy to knock over. They look amazing if you are having an adult only Celebration, but if you are inviting children be aware that they shouldn't be left sitting on a table where little people are able to knock them over.

Hollow Champagne Flutes

These flutes are beautiful. It is amazing to see the bubbles from your fizzy wine of choice swirl about in the glass. Very romantic.

Prosecco

A lovely sparkling wine from Italy. A Prosecco is usually a dry or very dry wine. I have 'tasted' some that have suited my palette more than others. It's a personal thing and not only driven by cost. Some acceptably priced sparkling wine can be just as delightful as an expensive bottle. Try it and don't be fooled by the snobbery of some hobbyists.

Champagne saucers

Top Sparkling WIne Glass
Top Sparkling WIne Glass

Champagne Saucers

A Champagne Coupe or Champagne Saucer appeared to go out of fashion for a while. I love them and have recently bought a set of them to use when we celebrated our son's 18th birthday. It is a shallow, broad bowled stemmed glass usually used at weddings as they are easy to stack to make a champagne tower, which as we know always looks impressive.

Waterford Crystal Lismore Saucer Champagne Glass
Waterford Crystal Lismore Saucer Champagne Glass

I have some champagne glasses similar to these ones, I love the weight of them.

 

Champagne

The traditional sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France.

Top Tip

I always wash my precious glasses by hand. Place a tea towel in the bottom of the washbasin or sink, fill with warm water, add a mild detergent and wash the glasses one at a time. Rinse with clean warm water and dry with a soft cotton cloth. My Mom adds a capful of vinegar to the rinsing water, as she feels it adds sparkle to the glasses.

Top Sparkling Wine Glasses
Top Sparkling Wine Glasses

Do you have a favorite?

Which is your favorite Sparkling Wine?

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Crystal Champagne Buckets

A crystal ice champagne bucket is probably not something you would buy for yourself, but they do make wonderful presents and are always appreciated.

Which type of stemware appeals to you?

Please let me know if you have enjoyed reading this lens.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Very elegant!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @seahorse60: Thank you for your kind comment.

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      seahorse60 4 years ago

      I love pretty glassware and you have found some very elegant glasses here! My favorites are the heart stemmed toasting glasses, very romantic. Thanks for an interesting read about wine and glasses!

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      cdevries 4 years ago

      A nice lens! I prefer flute style glasses because they concentrate the bubbles better than saucer-style glasses do and don't warm the wine with your hand like the elegant hollow-stemmed kind. And, like you, I hate tippy glasses!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @SavioC: Thank you, they are all very elegant and a joy to use.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      Hi. I collect wine glasses, am some what fascinated by them. Liked your lens. I do not have the hollow flute ones you showed. Thank you for sharing.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @marktplaatsshop: Thank you, I appreciate your comment.

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      marktplaatsshop 5 years ago

      Very nice lens and beautiful glasses, thanks for sharing.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @yonique88: Thank you. I have to make an effort not to keep them for "best", and try to use them as often as possible.

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      yonique88 5 years ago

      The glasses on your lens are very beautiful.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @flinnie lm: I agree, I love using them.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      These wine glasses are so special.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @inspirationz: Thank you.

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      vinopete 5 years ago

      Stemware makes a big difference. SO elegant. Thank you!

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      inspirationz 5 years ago

      nice selection you have here :)

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @vinopete: I agree, it can add so much to a special occasion.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @MiaMusement: I love them too. I think it's because they're the first "good" glasses I bought for us.

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      MiaMusement 5 years ago

      I like the hollow stem flutes.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @DeborahDian: I agree. If you're having a nice glass of fizz then it make it more special to have the correct type of barware.

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love sparkling wines, and it just feels right to use the correct flutes when I drink it.

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      LadyDuck 5 years ago

      I like the Waterford fltes. Very nice lens!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @Elaine Chen: I hope you have a great celebration party when it arrives.

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      will show this lens to my husband and let him pick few wine glasses for celebration party

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @happy-birthday: Thank you for saying so.

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      Birthday Wishes 5 years ago from Here

      I like the Ravenscroft glasses the most... Thanks a lot for sharing this great lens!

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      JJGJJG 5 years ago

      Quite an elegant selection, nice lense.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like these Top Sparkling Wine Glasses, great selection.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @getmoreinfo: Thank you, that's very kind of you to say.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @soaringsis: I agree, the Waterford Crystal glasses are beautiful.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Very nice selection. I like the Waterford Crystal.

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