As we enter into the holiday season I thought it would only be appropriate to start the week off right with a chat about sparkling wine verses champagne. Bubbly is one of my favorite things to bring and drink at a party because it creates a feeling of fun and elegance, especially during the holiday season.
// Entertaining Tip: “I always make sure to have a couple bottles stocked in my refrigerator to be ready for any celebration or occasion.” – Ashley Garrett
The difference between sparkling wine and champagne is simply the region champagne comes from, which is Champagne, France.
The Glass: there are three types of glasses you can drink bubbly out of. The Coupe (seen in the picture above), The Flute, or The Tulip.
The Coupe was popular in the 1920’s and designed for the type of champagne that was popular during that era: a bubbly dessert champagne. The Flute provides a smaller surface area for the bubbles to dissipate, keeping it fizzy and more aromatic to enjoy the crisp champagne we drink today. The Tulip develops and maintains the bubbles but with a wider aperture than The Flute. It allows the bubbles to hit the right regions of your tongue rather than your nose.