Casual drinkware – like it is not the same enjoy a gin and tonic served in a large snifter, do so in the very uncomfortable glass tube that still insist on using some establishments, it has nothing to do taste champagne on a type of glass or other. It is no coincidence that each drink has its own form of service. Thus, in the case of sparkling French, the flute type cup (or the tulip, an improved version of it) is the most accepted today: its shape makes the carbonic does not escape quickly and also the aromas are concentrated.
Legend has it that the first casual drinkware designed only for champagne was the Pompadour, made in porcelain at the end of the 18th century under the orders of Marie Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI, using the model of her left breast. But popular culture was quick to attribute the mold to the bosom of Madame de Pompadour, the king’s mistress, who gave the final name to the cup.
The Flute casual drinkware is considered superior to the Pompadour, whose large diameter lets the gas escape and prevents the aromas from concentrating, being currently the most used cup for toasts in endless celebrations.