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.