Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business

Six Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Etiquette Business

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Did you know there are seven shapes of champagne glasses? And the Coupe is my favorite. I love the style and shape of it. It also reminds me of the show, Mad Men!

Use a  Coupe Glass to Celebrate and Entertain

Coupe glasses (pronounced “coop”) have wide, shallow bowls sitting on top of a stem.

The coupe champagne glass may also be used for condiments, sorbet, frozen drinks, ice cream sundaes and of course gazpacho (see the photo).

The Fascinating History of the Coupe Champagne Glass

The coupe champagne glass has a fascinating history that dates back several centuries. Here’s an overview of its origin and evolution:

  • Birth in the 17th Century: The coupe glass is believed to have originated in England in the 1600s. It was designed during a time when glassblowers had limited techniques and tools. The first coupe glasses were made by repurposing the rounded bowls of wine glasses. These early versions had a shallow, broad bowl with a short stem.
  • Attribution to Marie Antoinette: One popular legend suggests that the coupe glass was modeled after the shape of Marie Antoinette’s breast, and it became known as the “Marie Antoinette Coupe.” However, historical evidence supporting this claim is scarce, and it is more likely a romanticized tale.
  • Popularity in the 18th and 19th Centuries: The coupe glass gained popularity in Europe, particularly in France, during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the glass of choice for enjoying sparkling wine and Champagne. However, as sparkling wines evolved, some critics pointed out that the coupe shape allowed the bubbles to dissipate quickly, leading to a loss of effervescence.
  • Rise of the Flute Glass: By the late 19th century, a shift in taste occurred, and the flute glass started to gain favor over the coupe for serving Champagne. The flute’s elongated shape was believed to preserve the bubbles better, enhancing the drinking experience. The flute became the dominant glassware for Champagne and other sparkling wines.
  • Resurgence in Popularity: Despite the decline in popularity, the coupe glass experienced a resurgence in the mid-20th century, particularly in the United States during the Prohibition era. It became a symbol of luxury and elegance, featured in movies and Hollywood glamour scenes.
  • Modern Use: In recent times, the coupe glass has made a comeback in the cocktail culture and mixology scene. It is often used to serve classic cocktails, such as martinis, daiquiris, and sidecars, as well as Champagne cocktails. Its wide bowl and shallow design lend themselves well to creative presentations and garnishes.

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