The Best Champagne Glasses for New Year’s Eve—And Every Day, Too
Coupes, tulips, and stemless are all invited to the party.
Published Dec 11, 2023 4:45 PM
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I’m a proponent of sipping sparkling year-round, primarily because it pairs well with many cuisines but also because we deserve more shimmer on an everyday basis. The December holidays is when champagne is on everyone’s minds, though, and what better time to pick up a new set of glassware than in the flurry of annual get-togethers, festive meals, and fa-la-las?
Flutes may be the vessel of choice for buttoned-up holiday parties—you can fit more of them on a tray or table than other styles—but they aren’t the only serveware out there for bubbly. Coupes lend a swanky, sometimes mod touch, and tulip-shaped options are best for those interested in the nuances of the bottle that’s being popped (aka wine geeks). There are even stemless versions with character and color. We embrace them all, and especially these 24 design-y picks.
Our Favorite Champagne Flutes
There’s no need to stay safe, even with this classic category. Try a flared edge with Ann Demeulemeester’s design for Serax, a ridged look from Nude or Georg Jensen, or an embellished stem from Zara Home. Softly colored glass can lean into cottagecore, like Soho Home’s Country House flute or Anthropologie’s Morgan style.
Our Favorite Champagne Coupes
Holding a coupe filled with sparkling just feels glamorous. Tall, thin-stemmed versions from Crate & Barrel and Estelle Colored Glass say elegant, while the chunky, cheerful options from Mamo give off effortlessly cool vibes. We even found very good budget options from H&M Home and Amazon.
Our Favorite Champagne Tulip Glasses
The most traditional of this bunch, tulip-shaped sparkling wine glasses mimic white wine glasses more than flutes. They’re well suited for getting your nose in the bowl to sniff all of those almond, floral, and toasty notes that champagne is so well known for. Glasvin’s version has a large base that’s good for stability (the brand is ubiquitous at restaurants for this reason), and Riedel’s Veloce series has chic extra-long stems. If you’re in need of an affordable option, LSA should be your go-to.
Our Favorite Stemless Champagne Glasses
We could have called this the unique bunch but, really, they’re all stemless options with good details. Low bases with a fun factor abound from Sprezz, Tom Dixon, and even Wayfair. There are touches of color from dreamy Italian brand Emporio Sirenuse and designer Nason Moretti, and handcrafted recycled-glass flutes made in Morocco.
Sparkling Wine to Fill Your Cup
You’ll need something to put in all those new empty glasses, right? Here’s a mix of bubbles I’d love to see in my hand, including rosé and nonalcoholic options, too.