Did you know that it's perfectly acceptable to drink Champagne out of a wine glass instead of a champagne flute? In fact this is actually the preferred way and is an old trend that has been getting a lot of attention again lately.
Champagne flutes were actually designed to trap the bubbles so that they flowed vertically for aesthetic purposes. The only problem? They also trap the scent of the sparkling wine, making it impossible to get a whiff with each sip (a major part of the experience.) Drinking higher-end brands will taste better in a coupe or simple wine glass because it emphasizes the aroma and fizz in better and more complex champagnes.
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