It has been some years since the “champagne flute” was banned from our drinking circles.

Now is the time to have a ceremonial glass crashing; just like our Greek friends who enjoy breaking plaster of Paris plates at weddings.

Out with flutes and in with coupes or bit of glass that does have a constricted aperture. Even young Maximilian Riedel, the specialist Austrian wine glass maker who has made a glass shape for most wine styles in the world, agrees.  Read more →