Glass style definitely affects the taste of champagne

Billecart-Salmon specially designed champagne glasses

Billecart-Salmon specially designed champagne glasses

I recently was invited by Helena Nicklin to join her in a champagne tasting of Billecart-Salmon’s NV Extra Brut and their 2004 Vintage champagnes. The intriguing difference in this tasting was that we would be using Billecart-Salmon’s specially designed wine glasses and compared the champagnes in both a traditional flute and Billecart’s specially designed glasses. Helena did a very good job of describing the technical notes on the tasting which you can find here.

We also did a video tasting of the two different champagnes, and whether or not glass style has any affect. See the videos below…


  1. warren knowles /

    Will have to keep an eye out for these two wines. I am quite fond of the NV and always drink my bubbles out of white wine glasses. As you said the wine is a lot more expressive than when drunk from a flute, and you want the maximum enjoyment you can get!

  2. Hi,

    Do you know where I can buy these new glasses? Either in your country or in Australia where I live?

    I’m used to shipping things so thats fine,


    • I think Harrods sells the gift box. However, I can check with Billecart and find out where exactly they sell them. I’ll let you know. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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