How You Should Hold a Champagne Flute (reprise)


Did you know there was a “right way” to hold your champagne glass?  Sounds a little “hoity-toity,” right?  Well, of course it does!  But, there is a rationale behind this rule, so, check it out —

  • How Should You Hold the Glass? When you hold a champagne flute or a wine glass, you should pick it up by pinching the stem at the base of the bowl (between your thumb and your index finger).
  • Why Should You Hold Your Glass This Way? Champagne and sparkling wine tastes best when it is served chilled.  If you hold the champagne flute by the “bowl” of the glass, the warmth of your hands could warm up the glass.  That, of course, will change the temperature of your wine or your champagne.  And, as one of my previous brides once said, warm wine tastes like warm butter.  (blech!)  Cheers!

Wine Glasses and Champagne Flutes. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Happy New Year!  Love & Soul Always, Kay

(Photo by Renee Hollingshead Photography)

This blog post originally posted on December 30, 2015



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