CHAMPAGNE LOVELINESS: 1. dorset champagne coupe 2. blush waterford crystal coupes 3. rosy-cheeked coupes 4. cameo champagne glass 5. domaine de canton ginger liqueur 6. waterford champagne coupes 7. waterford crystal lismore coupes 8. hartland champagne coupe 9. camille champagne coupes 10. st. germain elderflower liqueur 11. le creuset champagne sealer 12. dorset champagne flutes 13. crystal champagne flute 14. hand-sculpted champagne bucket 15. copper champagne bucket 16. lavender bitters

With New Year’s Eve approaching, my mind naturally dives straight into a big glass of champagne. A coupe, actually. That’s my preferred vessel for drinking champagne. I fully believe that in the coupe’s saucer-shape the tiny bubbles are more free to tickle your nose and, of course, that helps put stars in your eyes.

Since I’ve been setting up our dining room in the new house, I’ve been thinking that it would be fun to cull a collection of lovely glassware over the years. We have a couple pretty blown glass flutes from our wedding and some cheap glass coupes, but I’ve been daydreaming about getting a fancy crystal champagne coupe or two once all our money stops having to go towards plumbing. The idea of growing a little collection to use for special occasions makes me happy. I’ve put some of my glassware picks together above!

And Champagne it is — that is my favorite sparkling wine with Crémant being a close second. Other sparkling wines can be great too, but I always think these taste best. Add a splash of St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) or Canton (ginger liqueur) and I am over the moon. Drop some beautiful lavender bitters onto a sugar cube and plunk it into a coupe or a flute for some festive and delicious aromatherapy.

Because I love Champagne so much, I believe in the truth in labeling movement — working to properly label wine, cheese and more. Example: Champagne only comes from Champagne — the NE province in France. Prosecco is not Champagne — it’s sparkling wine, but not Champagne. I recommend reading more about it — it’s important and inspiring.

P.S. Make sure to check out my picks for New Year’s Eve party dresses.

2 Responses to “Cheers!”
  1. tamera says:

    Give me all the coupes, and all the champagne! Cin cin!

  2. Inge says:

    I’m totally buying that St. Germain elderflower liqueur to put in my sparkling wine! I love sparkling wine as is, but I also love elderflower and this must be the most heavenly combination! Thanks for the recommendation and a happy new year to you!