You shouldn’t drink prosecco with champagne flutes

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I’ve been in a bit of a bubbly phase lately, for a sort Empress of Champagne helped me realize that being a fucking adult means you can drink whatever you want when you want, and you don’t have to wait until a vacation or a party to pop a bottle of sparkling wine. Since I switched to bubbles a few months ago, the majority of my sparkling wine consumption has been prosecco, both because I enjoy it, but also because Italian sparkling wine tends to be less. expensive than its famous French counterpart. Unfortunately, it turns out that I made a major mistake indulging in my prosecco habit. Apparently, you’re not supposed to drink prosecco from champagne flutes.

The news of this misstep comes by VinePair, where a recent article took it upon itself to inform the uneducated masses that prosecco actually has its own drink. This makes sense, given that champagne flutes are for champagne, as the title suggests, and prosecco is not champagne – despite a tendency among casual wine drinkers to lump all sparkling wine together. in a large category of “wine with bubbles”.

According to VinePair, the ideal prosevsglass co should have a more rounded base and body than the narrow champagne flutes you might associate with New Year’s and wedding toast. Such glasses are designed to minimize the surface area of ​​the champagne, while the fuller silhouette of a prosecco glass leaves a little more space to enhance the texture and aroma of Italian sparkling wine. This, according to VinePair, is important when drinking prosecco, as the pros look to this sparkling wine not only as a cheaper alternative to champagne, but because it is known to be made with highly aromatic grapes.

Additionally, slightly fuller glasses are also better suited for bellinis – the prosecco-based version of a mimosa, often made with peach rather than orange juice. According to VinePair, the prosecco glass leaves plenty of room for bubbles and peach puree, making it the best receptacle for the fruity brunch drink.

Now if you pour yourself a champagne flute of prosecco – as I will probably continue to do because I just figured out and haven’t bought proper prosecco glasses yet – and no one is there to see it, is it really important? Of course not. You could drink prosecco from a shoe if you wanted to. But even if, like me, you lean more toward prosecco for its generally affordable price than aromatics, there is still something to be said about sipping it in style.


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