Monday, January 5, 2009

Champagne Coupes vs. Flutes


The height of the champagne coupe popularity came in the 1930's.



In the The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn dips her potato chips in her champagne!

I hosted two birthdays parties in the past couple weeks and I served champagne at both of them. I needed to get more glasses for the parties and I was torn between getting flutes or coupes. I much prefer the look of coupes with their wide saucers and the ease in drinking from them. I know that champagne connoisseurs feel that a crystal flute is the only way to enjoy the bubbles and bouquet of the sparkling wine. The coupes encourages the champagne to warm and the bubbles to dissipate too quickly. I ended up going with the Hollywood glamour of the champagne coupe. I picked up all of the glasses at different resale shops in my neighborhood, the best deal was five crystal glasses for $2.50!!! I also found seven of the most beautiful etched glasses for under $10.00. These glasses always seem to come in odd numbers and they are extraordinarily inexpensive. Dom Perignon will probably never be served in these and I follow Marilyn Monroe's taste of champagne with potato chips.

8 comments:

adrienne said...

Those coupes are very classy. If the champagne gets warm you're not drinking it fast enough!

artcanthurt said...

I've never tasted potato chips with my champagne, and if lessening-the-potato-chips-in-my-life weren't one of my resolutions this year I would try it tonight!
Alas, I must live vicariously through Marilyn!
Thanks for sharing!!!
p.s. my mom found out three days before Christmas that she is in remission! I wanted to share it with you and thank you again for donating for all those people who are in desperate need! Take care!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I have a big nose so I like the coupes too. It always gets in the way with the flutes! But I like anything with bubbles served in anything.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love the coupes, but the flutes--so delicate!
Good luck with your resolutions--your pictures for that post made me giggle.

Gabriela said...

Hello Linda,
Happy New Year!

The 1930's were years of great elegance...great post!
Love the music as well.

~ Gabriela ~

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You know, I think sometimes changing things up a bit makes it all more exciting!

Now I have never heard of dipping potato chips in champagne, however I love dipping my french fries in a chocolate shake.

Happy New Year Linda!!!

xo
Becky

clink, clink! CHEERS!!

C.E.R. said...

Ooooo...do tell where your resale shops are located...pretty please?

Happy New Year, Linda! It's been such a pleasure to blog with ya!

Linda Crispell said...

I found them in Highland Park at the Hadassah House Resale Shop.
Linda