Champagne coupe

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Champagne coupe

The champagne coupe or champagne saucer is a shallow, broad-bowled, stemmed glass, commonly used at wedding receptions. The glass was designed especially for champagne in England in 1663, preceding those aristocrats by almost a century.

The coupe came into fashion in the 1930s. It was popularized in post-prohibition America at the Stork Club, where champagne flowed freely and celebrities had bottles of champagne sent to their tables, compliments of the house. The coupe was the champagne glass of choice through the 1960s.

The broad surface area allows champagne to lose its carbonation more quickly, making it less suitable the current style of very dry champagnes, compared to the sweeter champagnes that were popular in the 1930s, and therefore fell out of fashion except for traditional occasions such as weddings. The coupe is now more commonly used for certain cocktails such as daiquiris.


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