How to serve champagne?

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We usually open a bottle of champagne on special occasions such as weddings or birthdays. But even aside from these special events, this sparkling drink can sometimes be served before or during a meal. Are you planning on serving your guests bubbles soon? Schneider tells you how to serve champagne!

Summary
Which glass should you serve champagne in?
The ideal temperature
How to serve champagne at the right temperature?
The art of pouring champagne

Which glass should you serve champagne in?

Champagne cannot be served in just any type of glass. Experts recommend using a tulip-shaped glass. More specifically, it is a long glass sort of like a flute but rounded in the middle. It is said to be the ideal shape for the champagne to reveal all its aromas.

In comparison, the flute tends to be too narrow to unveil all the aromatic nuances of champagne. Conversely, if the glass is too wide, it can cause a quick loss of the bubbles.

The ideal temperature

Then you must serve champagne at the right temperature, not too cold, not too warm. The ideal temperature can vary from one type of champagne to another. For instance, a vintage cuvée or a rosé champagne can be enjoyed at a higher temperature than a brut champagne. For these bottles, you can serve them between 10° and 12°C, sometimes even 11° or 13°. However, generally speaking, note that champagne is usually served between 6° and 9°C.

Besides, note that champagne instantly starts to get warm once it is poured.

How to serve champagne at the right temperature?

In order to get your champagne at the right temperature, you should never place it in the freezer. That would annihilate all the aromas.

Instead, you can place your bottle in the refrigerator about 4 hours before opening it. Specifically, it is recommended to place it horizontally in the bottom of the refrigerator.

Of course, if you have a wine cellar, it is ideal. This type of equipment allows you to choose the temperature with an accuracy of one degree and to store your bottles horizontally.

The art of pouring champagne

Finally, remember these last few tips to pour champagne. To do it right, you need to hold the bottle at the bottom and fill two thirds of the glass. Then the rest must poured regularly. And last advice: pouring in two steps is better for the foam to maintain.

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