Plastic Champagne Flutes
At Catering24 we have a wide range if disposable drinkware, from jugs to tumblers, pint glasses to Plastic champagne flutes are great for serving up a chilled glass a sparking wine or champagne at events both indoor and outdoor such as weddings, stag and hen parties, bbqs and festivals. Our champagne glasses can be used as prosecco glasses/prosecco flutes and are sturdy enough to be reusable.
What are old champagne glasses called?
There are a couple of different champagne drinking glass shaped designs that are available in the average market.
Flute Glasses - A slim tall shape created around the 1950s, so you would say this is quite a modern version of a champagne glass. This fluted glass is most popular today as it helps to keep the chapmagne bubbles for longer than the coupe glass which is shown to not hold the bubbles of champagne as long.
Coupe Glasses - A coupe glass is the classic shape well known for it’s association with Marie Antionette however this shape acutally dates back to ancient greece although not ued for champagne but more so for foritfied wines. The bowl shaped glass is known to be used in parties and is known for it’s romantic touch to weddings and events.
Tulip Glasses - A tulip glass combines the width of the coupe and the tallness of the flute to make one piece of elegant glassware. With a wider edge towards the rim of the glass, it is said to accentuate the aromas of the champagne.
Wine Glasses are also used as champagne glasses, it does depends on when you are. You may find wine glasses are given at high end luxury restaurant where the sommelier will deide upon the glassware that is required.
Stemless Champagne Flutes are the most modern version of the champagne glass. Withouth the usual thin champagne stem these glassses are less liekly to break when knocked over but still has the sleekness of the normal champagne flutes. The stemless champagne flutes are also a lot easier to travel due to their rigidity.
What can I use instead of champagne flute?
Whilst it is common practice in the hospitality industry to use champagne flutes, some older champagnes can be served in wine glasses which help to bring out the aroma of the champagne.
Glass Champagne flutes vs Polycarbonate Champagne Flutes
Are you conflited on whether to use glass or polycarbonate champagne flutes for your event? It’s a tricky one, we know but when it comes down to it, the high quality plastic champagne glass is truly the best way to go. They’re shatterproof (unbreakable), reusable and dishwasher-safe. Not to mention that the flutes can be stored in storage boxes and transported to a venue or event without the worry of any smashing on the journey there.
Are plastic champagne flutes recyclable?
Our 125ml clear plastic champagne flute 125ml to line is commercially recyclable. (BM075). We have two other options that we have available. Our clear champagne flute with silver rim is 170ml (BM098) and our champagne flute CE marked 125ml (BM075). To look at how to commerically recycle, contact your local authority or waste management company for further details.
What is the difference between champagne and sparkling wine?
The easiest answer for this is that champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. For years, the french have fought hard to cherish their beloved champagne and stop another countries from captilising on the sacred term. Champagne’s process from grape to bottle is an intidcate one
Pinot Noir, Chardonay and Pinot Meunier are the three main grapes used within Champagne however there other other grapes that are permitted to be used in Champagne.
Aside from Champagne there are many varieties of the bubbly alcoholic drinks that take similarites from the french beverage but each have their own name to distinguish their brand. There’s Prosecco from Italy, English Sparkling wine from the UK, Cava originates from Spain and there’s Sekt which originates from Germany. The main difference between Champagne and these other sparkling wines is the process, most of the above are stored and fermented in vats, where Champagne is stored neck down and fermented in bottles and quarter-turn to mix the sediment and sugars that congregate in the bottom. This process takes a minimum of 18 months to 3 years from start to finish whilst the others vary in time, some taking a matter of months however, this all depends on the type of sparkling wine (vintage or otherwise).
What are the advantages of champagne flutes?
The advantages of clear plastic glasses are that they are incredibly lightweight, lost cost and unlikely to shatter which makes them the perfect addition to any event such as a wedding, bbq, birthday parties etc. The disadvantages of reusable plastic champagne flutes are that they can scratch easily, which means the more the plastic champagne flutes are used, the more likely they are to lose their glossy finish which could hinder the overall luxury, high end look.
Champagne Flute Alternatives
If your after more drinkware options, we have a whole host of options to choose from. If your business is planning to serve up some cocktails, we have a range of hiball glasses ranging from 285ml to 350ml both line marked and unmarked. We have a range of wine glasses and pint/half pint beer glasses also available if your looking to serve up a whole bar.