With the party season right around the corner, and after my recent post on drinks trolleys and bar carts, today’s roundup of the best contemporary champagne glasses seemed like the perfect festive follow-on. Whatever your fizzy wine of choice a beautiful champagne flute lends a sense of occasion to even the most basic bubbly. And the classic champagne saucer even more so. Not that I get to drink out of one of those very often. But the odd time that I have, sipping out of this traditionally-shaped glass felt incredibly special. And, just like the drinks trolley coming back into fashion, I’ve noticed that champagne saucers are increasingly popular too.
Once I’d started looking for my favourite contemporary champagne glasses, I discovered a fantastic selection covering all possible styles and budgets at John Lewis & Partners. (This isn’t a sponsored post by the way, I was just very impressed by the wide range that they carry). And it seems quite fitting given that their simply styled yet glamorous Riya Drinks Trolley was top of my list too.
So, if you’re looking for some special champagne glasses for your festive toasting and quaffing then I hope you enjoy this contemporary selection. Some have special price tags to match, but others are very reasonably priced and great value for the quality. Cheers everyone.
The best contemporary champagne glasses, flutes and saucers
I thought I’d start with the above classic style of simple, elegant champagne flute glass – but at two completely different price points. I’m a fan of this style not just for its clean, minimal design but also its practicality. We were given some as a wedding present but over the years a few of them, inevitably, got broken. However, we were able to buy very near matches as replacements, and I love our collection of closely related, but not exactly identical, simple flute glasses.
At the more spendy end of the range, above are the Waterford Elegance Classic Champagne Crystal Glasses. They’re handmade from lead-free crystal glass and the classic narrow bowl design helps the bubbles in your drink last longer.
A more budget version, above, is this set of four Vino Champagne Flutes. They’re laser cut from crystal glass which makes them perfect for both everyday or more special celebrations. Best of all, they’re dishwasher safe and there’s a whole range of matching glassware to go with them, pictured below.
The other style of long-stemmed champagne flute glass that I particularly like is the slim, conical version. I’m not sure if there’s a formal name for it, but above are the John Lewis & Partners delicate Optic Flute Drinking Glasses which come as a set of two.
Here are the first of our champagne saucers, the delicate and beautiful Oakham Platinum Band Champagne Saucers from the Croft Collection. I can definitely see these on my fantasy drinks trolley! The fine platinum band on the rim adds just a touch of opulence and sophistication. They come in a set of four, and there are also champagne flutes and other wine glasses available in the same elegantly ribbed design, pictured below.
Next, above are the Soho Home Barwell Crystal Cut Coupe Champagne Glasses. Used in every Soho House around the world, the Barwell cut crystal collection is crafted from 24% lead crystal, which gives these beautiful glasses a satisfyingly solid weight and a brilliant shine. The hand-etched patterns are inspired by vintage wallpaper prints unearthed by the Soho Home design team.
Now, how about these colourful, contemporary champagne saucers for getting the party started? This set of four Waterford Mixology Cut Lead Crystal Coupes feature different cut crystal designs and vibrant colours – talon red, neon lime green, circon purple and argon blue.
Last of the saucer style champagne glasses, these eminently affordable Dartington Crystal Champagne Party Saucer Glasses have a simple, classic design and come in a very sociable set of six.
Much as I love the elegance of long-stemmed champagne flutes, they’re also far too easy to knock over. (Especially after a glass or two have been imbibed). In which case these gorgeous footed champagnes glasses are a more stable alternative. The Anthropologie Carra Glass Champagne Flutes, shown above in green, combine boho chic with practicality and come in clear and pink versions too.
To round off, here is the very contemporary, super-streamlined Moya champagne flute by the iconic brand LSA. Crafted from practical soda glass that’s perfect for everyday as well as celebrations, the classic shape ensures that your drink keeps its bubbles for longer and the modern stem design keeps it cold too.
If you really want to splash out, or buy an extra special gift, there’s a set of 6 plus matching ice bucket, pictured below.