Top Tips for Serving and Drinking Champagne

December 27, 2012

It’s that time of the year! Even if you don’t usually drink champagne, New Year’s Eve is the time to sip the bubbly. Here are our recommendations for New Year’s most popular beverage:

  • Leave the bottle corked until right before serving.  
  • Champagne isn’t good warm and isn’t good frozen. Serve it just right – chilled. Placing the bottle in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours should be perfect.
  • Do not chill the glasses. Doing so can affect the taste of the beverage.  
  • Ideally, champagne is served in flutes. The small mouth keeps bubbles inside the glass longer.  
  • Be careful as you pour! You don’t want to waste champagne due to it bubbling over. The glass will be two-thirds full.
  • Hold the glass by the stem. If you hold it by the bowl, your hands will warm the champagne.  
  • Champagne should not be swirled in the glass. This will have a negative effect on the bubbles.
  • Sip slowly and enjoy!