Legend has it that the coupe was designed in tribute to Marie Antoinette’s bust. However, since the glass was designed especially for champagne in England in 1663, preceding Marie Antoinette by almost a century, this legend seems a little dubious. Whatever its origins, the champagne coupe has lost none of its old world charm or sophistication. The bowl-shaped glass allows for a real hit of aromatics from the nose of a champagne, or a cocktail. Champagne’s more recent love affair with the flute has been the cocktail’s gain, since many classic short cocktails are now served in a coupe rather than a martini (or cocktail) glass, allowing for a greater appreciation of the bouquet of the drink.
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