Why are champagne glasses thin and long?

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Whilst wine is often served in short and stout glasses, champagne glasses are typically tall and thin. The reason that champagne is served in tall and thin glasses is because they facilitate the upward movement of the bubbles. This movement is very important as the bubbles rise from the bottom to the surface and pop giving you a rich aroma of the champagne even before you take your first sip.

Generally, the less material that comes in contact with your palate the better as it is less obtrusive to the flavour. The glass material for champagne flutes will either be standard glass or crystal. Thickness is the major difference between the two materials. Crystal is usually thinner compared to standard glass, which is thicker, offers higher durability and is more economical. The finest champagne glasses are hence often made of crystal (both lead and lead-free).
Why are champagne glasses thin and long?

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