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The History of Champagne Glasses

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The History of Champagne Glasses

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According to historically documented artwork, champagne coupes made their debut in 1734 in a piece depicting a post-hunt oyster lunch in the private dining room of Louis XV. It is rumoured that the shape of the coupe was inspired by the left breast of his wife Marie Antoinette, but that story has yet to be confirmed. 

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In the mid-1950's the tulip shaped, champagne flute was introduced. People argued that the shape of the flute was better suited for chamapagne as it helped to preserve the bubbles that are iconic to the beverage. Additionally, it allowed space for your nose to enter the glass with each sip, allowing you to enjoy the aroma more intensely. By the 1990's, champagne coupes had largely been shelved, and have only re-emerged over the last few years. 

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