Ladies and gentlemen, if I could have your attention for a moment I’d like to say a few words. I’d like you to raise your (currently imaginary) glass and toast to this guide for solving the mystery as to which champagne flute is best for you.
First things first, there’s one very important thing to consider when deciding which flutes to go for and that is the occasion. Maybe you’re considering proposing to your partner? If it’s an intimate toast for two, you may want to look for something with that extra special touch to impress. After which, I hope you have a bottle of fizz chilled on the sidelines ready to be brought over in a fancy ice bucket
followed by a live band, or do we just have high expectations in the TopProducts office?
Let’s not forget that after a proposal you may have an engagement party to look forward to. Which gives us more reasons to celebrate and more reasons for champagne flutes! But a word of warning, you may want to consider some plastic champagne glasses
before handing over a flute if your soon to be father-in-law has a tendency to show off his moves on dance floor.
Or maybe, it’s not for an event and you’re looking for a gift for a family or friends. We know these would make a perfect gift for some of our moms, especially as they love having friends over for a little gossip and some fizz. Honestly, you’d think they were the next cast for Desperate Housewives! But, if your mom isn’t as much of a gossip as some of ours then there are plenty of other gifts for your mom
that she may love.
By now, if you’ve had your imaginary glasses raised (or if you actually raised them) than you quite possibly may have gotten some weird looks, so time to relax your arm and let’s get down to business so we can make that toast a reality.
When it comes to buying champagne flutes you can expect it to cost a little bit more than your everyday household glasses but that doesn’t mean they have to break the bank. Prices can vary due to the quantity and style of the flutes. You can find a decent, pretty fancy pair for around $20 or a nice household set of four flutes for around $25. If you’re looking for more detail in the style of the flutes this can raise the price but if you’re celebrating with an expensive bottle of champagne why not make that moment a little more glamourous!
However, if you’re looking for the cheapest option for a party or event then you are better off with a more traditional flute that comes in a pack of 12 which you can find for around $45. This can work out as a less expensive alternative especially if you’re catering to a crowd or want a few spares… think of it as the Costco way of champagne flutes.
Of course, during our research we came across some super cheap champagne flutes, but we decided to leave them out of our review as we don’t want you buying a set of flutes only for them to break easily or not be what you were expecting.
When it comes to buying the ideal champagne flutes, there’s a few things to consider. Here are some of the important features to look for:
- The size of the glass – It’s the deciding factor of how much champagne you get! Which is oh so important of course! You can expect sizes to vary from 6-8oz.
- Size of the set – They say two’s company and three’s a crowd so depending on who you’re hosting for your flutes can come with a range of quantities.
- Modern or classic – Traditional flutes have been upgraded to have gold and silver designs to add a bit more glamour into the mix. By having a range of styles means there’s something for everyone which is perfect because we all have a favorite cup to drink a nice coffee from, so why not one for champagne?
But at the end of the day when it comes down to it, the best feature of all is their ability to turn any tasty beverage into a posh drink suitable to toast with. The importance of these features will ultimately come down to personal taste but quite clearly you have good taste to even be looking at champagne flutes!
Construction and Design
The construction and design of the flute is important. It can’t be heavy like one of those HUGE German beer tankards, although I’m pretty sure Homer Simpson would be happy to toast with that. It has to be light enough to raise but also big enough to get a good serving of champagne. As previously mentioned a flute can be designed to hold anywhere from 6-8oz which is the perfect amount to use for a toast followed by a bit of socializing. They are built purposely to look delicate to add to a more elegant image but due to this we recommend treating them very carefully if you want them to last. There’s a reason why they usually come in a box labeled “handle with care”.
Performance and Ease of Use
You know your flute has done its job with you’ve raised it in the air for a toast and no precious champagne spills out. Or, you say cheers and clink the glasses together (gently) and nothing breaks. And it doesn’t get much simpler when it comes to the ease of use, if you can fill it and drink it then you are on to a winner!
Things get a little bit tricky when it comes to cleaning, though. If you have ever tried washing a narrow champagne flute by hand with an oversized sponge then you will know how much of a struggle it can be to clean the bottom; it’s almost as bad as trying to reach down for the last few Pringles! The rim of the glass is built for one purpose only and that’s for dinking that sweet liquid gold. So, as you can probably tell one major feature for these types of glasses is whether it’s dishwasher safe. That way you don’t have to worry about getting frustrated every time you clean the glasses. There are few more features to consider before you purchase and we’ve picked out the most essential for you.
With all this in mind, we hope we’ve made it easier for you to pick your perfect flute and maybe this time when you toast, you won’t be empty-handed!
Now you’ve read through our guide, you should be armed with all the necessary consideration factors when it comes to buying the best champagne flutes for you. Are you ready to delve into our more in-depth reviews on each brand and product? Well, don’t hang around reading this; go get your ideal champagne flute and get writing that perfect toast speech.
Godinger have been creating handcrafter silver, pewter, crystal and exclusive gift items for well over 30 years. Their products vary from wedding gifts, candlesticks, barware, bakeware, tea sets, frames and much, much more. The brand pride themselves on selling exquisite items at an affordable price, something their customers love too!
We wanted to feature Godinger’s Dublin Crystal Champagne Flutes due to their great price and stunning design! These quality crystal flutes have a cut crystal design that will add a touch of class to any event. This set of 4 is available in other coordinating styles and set sizes too, with each glass holding up to 6 oz.
By now you should have a better understanding about what different types of champagne flutes are available to you and also what different brands have to offer too! If you aren’t a particular fan of the products we have decided to feature then don’t panic, we have also chosen our brands based on their other collections of flutes too so browse through their other products to find your ideal set!