bubbly wine from the Piemonte region of Italy has a long history, and
is usually served with desserts. Drinking it from a coupe glass, one
may be tempted to dip into it the hazelnut cake that is another
Created for all
sweet, lightly sparkling wines, this glass serves to accentuate their
acidity and thus balance their sweetness. It is also shaped so as to
intensify their ‘mousse’, or effervescence.
The wide, open shape of this glass is not recommended for dry
champagnes, since it does not show their bouquet. This is a glass
designed for sipping – and this produces a slight under-pressure on
the surface of the wine which results in carbon dioxide forming a
covering of foam on the palate. The glass tends to make dry sparkling
wines taste bland and emphasise their marked acidity, thus doing
nothing to enhance their quality.