When we think of Champagne we think of the bubbles that make this special wine unique and perfect for celebrating just about any special occasion. But without these signature bubbles this sparkling wine from France becomes flat and for some completely unpalatable. To keep those bubbles as long as possible it is important that Champagne be served in the right type of glass.
Just like many other wine glasses that are specifically designed to augment the attributes of that particular wine, Champagne flutes are made to make the most of this bubbly wine. The long stem on these glasses are there to ensure the drinker has something to hold onto other than the bowl so the temperature of the wine will not be affected by the hand.
But most of all, the tall flute shaped bowl is smooth so that fewer bubbles will be produced in the glass so that there will be more when the drinker takes of sip of their bubbly. While the bubbles may look nice in a glass it is how they affect the mouth, that make them such a valuable part of the whole Champagne experience.