When it comes to New Year’s Eve, only champagne Will do.
With the clock running out fast for another mixed year, it’s all one more reason to end it with a taste of some sparkling wine and light, if only to encourage the same for the next 12 months.
Prosecco will always have a place in our hearts, but France’s champagne feels good for occasions like this. While we have a guide to the best bottles in the area, nothing will ruin the mood than sloshing the precious liquid into mismatched cups and one or the other pint glass. In short, the presentation is important.
To add luxury to your party, the right champagne glasses are crucial. They have changed a lot over the decades, from saucers to flutes and back again. Each offers unique benefits – for example, tulip-shaped flutes let the scent of the liquid breath in, while tall flutes make the bubbles last longer – but at the end of the day, it’s really a matter of personal preference.
That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best options to get your New Year celebrations off to a bang.
See our favorites below
Ferm Living Ripple Glassware Clear
Looking like something Jay Gatsby could pour his party elixir into, these hand-blown glasses look modern and vintage at the same time.
Buy now £ 39.00, cure
Waterford Crystal Lismore champagne flute made of diamond cut glass, set of 2
As one of the finest crystal houses, Waterford doesn’t need an introduction. If you’re looking to invest in new pieces or are looking for an elegant wedding gift for the upcoming wedding, this set is sure to be the one for you. The clear flutes hold 125 ml each and have the rivet cuts of the Lismore Diamond pattern and wedge cuts from the characteristic pattern of the Lismore collection. A thing of beauty.
Buy now £ 120.00, John Lewis
Cath Kidston Roses and Hearts Set of two champagne coupes
Not quite rose-colored glasses, but with a beautiful heart-rose pattern, this set of two is not a typical champagne vessel and all the better. Rounded off with a metallic gold-colored lip, they are a fun piece for newlyweds.
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Buy now £ 17.60, Cath Kidston
LSA International Verso champagne tulip glass 370ml clear x 2
Tulip-shaped glasses develop the best taste when they are only filled to the widest point: this helps to bind the flavors inside the bowl and helps you to enjoy the taste of your champagne. This two-piece set from glassware specialist LSA International is perfect for toasting at night and holds 370 ml of liquid each. But to really unleash the taste of your infusion, only fill it halfway.
Buy now £ 55.00, Harvey Nichols
Pasabahce Elysia glass champagne tumbler
This set of four champagne glasses looks far more expensive than the price suggests, and are the perfect vessels for the big countdown. They may look fragile, but they are completely dishwasher safe so they can be cleaned the morning after your frolic.
Buy now £ 17.95, Amazon
Vera Wang Infinity Toast Flute Set
Toast your other half with this delicate Vera Wang flute. The base is silver-plated with elaborate details and braids are etched around the flute, which represent eternal love. This is a great special occasion jar that would make a perfect wedding gift.
Buy now £ 80.00, Selfridges
Anthropologie set of 4 Jaki flutes
Embellish those tiny golden bubbles with gold-plated flutes, like this set available from Anthropologie. Made in the Czech Republic, the hand-painted glasses look best on a toast.
Buy now £ 56.00, anthropology