Greatest champagne glasses, from coupe-style glasses to chop glass flutes

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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

Chinese language electrical automobile start-up Nio reveals a brand new sedan AR VR glasses

The delivery of the et5 electric sedan from Nio is scheduled to begin in September 2022.

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BEIJING – Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio unveiled a new sedan and custom augmented reality (AR) glasses that reduce the need for in-car screens on Saturday.

Augmented Reality is a technology for imposing digital images on the real, physical world. In cars, technology can allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road without looking at a dashboard.

Nio said it was partnered with Chinese augmented reality start-up Nreal for the AR glasses of his new sedan ET5.

The electric car is expected to ship in September 2022, with pre-financing prices starting at 328,000 yuan ($ 51,250) for battery-powered models. The AR glasses are not included in the scope of delivery and must be purchased separately according to the company.

On December 18, 2021, Nio CEO William Li will announce customized AR glasses that will be manufactured with the Chinese start-up Nreal.

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The ET5 is the second sedan from Nio to hit the market. The company’s first sedan, the ET7, was unveiled in January at a higher starting price before the subsidy of 448,000 yuan, but has not yet started delivery.

Shipment of the ET7 is slated to begin on March 28, 2022, said William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio, at the company’s annual “Nio Day” event on Saturday.

Tesla, WORLD, Xpeng and other electric car makers in China are already selling sedans that have proven popular with local residents.

Nio said its deliveries rebounded in November from a low of 3,667 cars in October, bringing the total to 80,940 vehicles for the first 11 months of the year. The ES6 and EC6 SUVs were among the top 10 New Energy SUVs sold in China this year through November according to the China Passenger Car Association.

Nio wants to enter Germany

In the next year, the electric car maker plans to bring its products and services to Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, Li said. By 2025, the company aims to reach users in more than 25 countries and regions, he said.

Nio opened a flagship store in Oslo, Norway this year and started delivering vehicles to the electric-car-friendly country that rivals China Xpeng and BYD have also shipped cars.

At the beginning of November, Li announced in a conference call that the company plans to enter Norway in five other countries in Europe next year.

Nios ET5 electric sedan has six options for the interior colors, including the seat belt.

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Li told reporters on Sunday that he did not expect Nio to start delivering cars and selling other services in Germany until the end of next year. He did not give a specific date.

Li also declined to provide details on whether Nio, a US-listed company, would offer shares on any other exchange in the short term.

AR / VR investments

Nio’s investment arm Nio Capital is an investor in Nreal. According to a press release, the tailor-made glasses for the ET5 sedan can project an effective screen size of 201 inches by 6 meters.

Nio also announced on Saturday that it had developed virtual reality glasses together with Nolo, another Chinese start-up supported by Nio Capital. Pricing and other details of availability were not disclosed.

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