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Best Champagne Glasses for New Years Eve

Updated on December 13, 2010

New Years Eve With the Best Champagne Glasses

Enjoy New Years Eve with the best champagne glasses that combine both the whimsical and nostalgic.

Leading the way is the Waterford crystal “12 Days of Christmas” champagne flutes series. Waterford makes the most popular premium crystal brand in the world.

These elegant glasses portray the enchanting “12 Days of Christmas” carol cut into glass. The song's motif, from "Partridge in a Pear Tree" to "Twelve Drummers Drumming," is captured in sparkling crystal and executed in the classical Clare cut pattern.

Each Waterford Christmas flute portrays an intricate etching showing one of twelve subjects featured in the classic “12 Days of Christmas” carol.

Attention Collectors

This is a quality romantic gift that you can give to a dear friend or spouse that will last for years and years. It's ideal, too, as an exquisite and heartfelt presentation in which to serve your favorite bubbly when friends and relatives visit to share holiday cheer.

Only a limited quantity of these flutes were produced by Waterford. And 2010 is the final year for the 12 Days of Christmas flute collection. They will no longer be available once they are sold out.

Here are the pertinent highlights of this limited flute collection. You can quickly read the bullet points to form a general image and then drop down into this article to see each flute individually and scope the price. The flutes are arranged in this article starting with the first day and run sequentially to the twelfth day. So if you’re considering buying this set as a collectible, these are facts you may wish to consider:

1) The price of each individual flute varies from $46 to $76.

2) Each flute is gift-wrapped in a box.

3) As a collectible, the price may vary from week to week, month to month or year to year.

4) As a limited edition, no more will be produced once the existing inventory in the market is gone.

5) The final and 12th edition flute is no longer in stock at the Waterford website.

Physical Characteristics of the Champagne Flute

Here are the physical particulars of these flutes. These general characteristics apply to each glass in the edition:

1) Nine and one-half inches height

2) Trumpet shaped cup

3) Sculpted, flared stem for a comfortable hold when toasting

4)  Etched base for stability

5) Miniature silver plated wine charm encasing a faceted jewel

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Partridge in a Pear Tree

This is the first of a limited edition series of collectible crystal champagne flutes, based on the popular holiday carol and Waterford Crystal’s treasured series of crystal ornaments. Etched with the “Partridge in a Pear Tree” design, this crystal flute is the perfect gift for your spouse or a best friend. It comes in an elegant gift box, with a keepsake booklet and matching silver plated wine charm.

Two Turtle Doves

Two Turtle Doves

Here’s the second of a limited edition series of collectible crystal champagne flutes featuring “Two Turtle Doves.”

Christian teachings tell us that the two turtle doves represent the Old and New Testaments.

In scripture and literature the two doves can be considered a sublime vision of earthly love and friendship.

Two is also the number of witness, with one person bringing witness on behalf of his companion. One is standing up on behalf of the other.

Three French Hens

Three French Hens

Whimsical was promised and whimsical you get in Hartford’s “Three French Hens” flute.

In the “Three French Hens,” by author Margie Palatini, a Parisian lady sends her true love three French hens. The hens, unfortunately, get lost in the mail and never arrive. The hens are instead delivered to a down-on-his luck fox living in the Bronx.

The fox, hungry and seeing his good fortune, plans them as breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hens, though, insist on an apartment clean-up and they bake gourmet delicacies for the fox.

So starts the fun in a story of an interfaith and inter-species celebration of the 12 days of Christmas and the 8 days of Hanukkah.

Four Calling Birds

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Four Calling Birds

Next up in Hartford’s fourth edition collectible crystal champagne flutes is “Four Calling Birds.”

But, we’re told, “Four Calling Birds” may be a mix-up in 16th century English translation into today’s English. It may be a corruption of the “colly birds.”

In old England, a colliery was a coal mine and a colly means black like coal. So a colly bird was a black bird. Now why would someone give his true love a “colly bird?” Because she was hungry. And back then blackbirds were plentiful and a common food.

Now you know why a lover got “four calling birds,” which is covered in detail at this article about the Fourth Day of Christmas.

Five Gold Rings

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Five Gold Rings

In the fifth edition we see “Five Gold Rings” in the Waterford series of collectible crystal champagne flutes.

In Christianity, five gold rings can refer to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, which tells the history of man’s fall from grace.

And if royal weddings are your passion, “Five Gold Rings” by Jane Roberts tells the story of five royal weddings, from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.

Each wedding is presented in turn, detailing the biographies of the bride and groom, the first meeting, the royal engagement, the wedding and peek behind the curtain of the honeymoon.

Compiled by the Royal librarian, the book includes illustrations of the wedding dresses, gifts exchanged, royal menus, photographs, letters and diary entries.

Six Geese-A-Laying

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Six Geese-A-Laying

“Six Geese A-Laying” is next in the Waterford crystal’s flute series. The only item found about “Six Geese A-Laying” is French, and you don’t want to know.

What the heck. Let’s do a recipe:

Cinnamon Baked Wild Goose

1 wild Canadian goose
salt, pepper
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ginger
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup cooking sherry
Sprinkle salt, pepper, sugar, ginger and cinnamon over entire goose. Rub into skin. Combine vinegar, oil, and sherry. Pour over goose with breast down. Bake for 40 minutes at 450 degrees with top on roasting pan. Take top off; broil 8 minutes. Turn goose breast side up and broil 8 minutes.

 Recipe courtesy of the

Seven Swans A-Swimming

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Seven Swans A-Swimming

The seventh Waterford edition features the "Seven Swans A-Swimming."

Now after six flutes of champagne in the best champagne glasses this New Years Eve, it might be time for a small break if you're A-Laying flat or your head is A-Swimming.

How about a spot of food to dull the champagne edge a bit?

Let's look at yummy food that might go great with your new champagne glasses.

Champagne Fortification

Champagne Complements

Eight Maids A-Milking

Eight Maids A-Milking

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Eight Maids A-Milking

Now that we're fortified, shall we move on to the Eighth in the Waterford Series of collectible crystal champagne flutes? Let's. And No. 8 is "Eight Maids A-Milking."

Like the other flutes, it features a wonderfully etched picture of a maid who has worked the cow. She will next carry milk to the farmhouse for the kid’s breakfast, which we don't see. Imagine it.

Again, it's a great gift for mom, dad, grandma or a favorite aunt. Or give it to your daughter to play house. It's an heirloom she can cherish for life and pass on to her daughter.

Nine Ladies Dancing

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Nine Ladies Dancing

Presenting the ninth edition in a limited edition series of collectible crystal champagne flutes is “Nine Ladies Dancing.”

To complement this, we have discovered a “Nine Ladies Dancing” necktie for the low, low price of $35.00.

It shows a bevy of ballerinas in Christmas white snow tutus standing on perfect pointe in delicate green and red dancing shoes.

For those attending soirées in the Hamptons this eve, “Nine Ladies Dancing” ascots are the de rigueur for the small pocket change of $60. The proper French cravat is $70. Bow ties for the boys are $33, while the ladies scarf is $65.

Let us Pirouette stage left and make way for the “Ten Lords A-Leaping...”

Ten Lords A-Leaping

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Ten Lords A-Leaping

Are "Ten Lords A-Leaping" over your head and you're sinking down into the couch and getting a tad sleepy? You can't go to sleep yet. New Years is sneaking up behind and you don't want to miss that, do you? Besides, you need to wave goodbye to 2010. And what better way to stay awake then watch a movie?

So enjoy another sip from your Waterford collectible champagne glass titled "Ten Lords A-Leaping." And let's look over Christmas movies we can watch till the grandfather clock strikes 12.

Funny Christmas Movies

Eleven Pipers Piping

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Eleven Pipers Piping

If you're hearing Eleven Pipers Piping, that’s Waterford's eleventh edition visiting in this crystal champagne production.

This flute features what? You can probably guess pretty good about now - it's an exquisitely etched picture of a piper piping in crystal.

He's piping that it's close to midnight, New Years Eve, so get that last bottle from the fridge and top off your best champagne glasses because here it comes...

Twelve Drummers Drumming

Twelve Drummers Drumming

Hear the drums? That's Waterford's twelfth and final edition in this collectible crystal champagne set titled "Twelve Drummers Drumming."

And that means New Years Eve is done. So turn out the lights, the party is over. Happy New Year and enjoy your new treasure - the limited edition Waterford "12 Days of Christmas" collectors set.

Remember, once they're sold, they're gone.

Best Champagne in the World

Now that you own the best champagne glasses for a New Years Eve celebration, shouldn’t you also buy a bottle of the best champagne in the world?

Take a trip to Finland’s island province of Aaland on the Baltic Sea and start the bidding on a bottle of Veuve-Clicquot.

Recovered this past summer from a 200-year-old shipwreck, this bottle of Veuve-Clicquot is expected to fetch a sterling $135,000.

Wish List Movies


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      Futamarka 5 years ago

      Системы домашнего отбеливания зубов традиционно включают в себя отбеливающий гель и специальные тонкие лотки (зубные капы). Также система домашнего отбеливания может включать небольшие полоски, которые наклеиваются на переднюю плоскость зубов.


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