The glass

To appreciate the fineness of a champagne, you must give it the glass it deserves : The ideal glass shape is a tulip shape. The fineness of the glass is also important.
The glass must be rinced with hot water and with no washing liquid. If the glass has been washed in a dishwasher, the bubbles will not be lively and may disappear very quickly.

The temperature

Champagne must be drunk chilled, but never ice-cold. In the case of a young and crisp champagne, it is better served chilled ( 8°C). A more mature champagne or a vintage can be drunk at 10 °C. If the freshness is too high the perception of the aromas will be disturbed. You have two possibilities to cool rafraîchir the champagne : In a bucket, with a mixture of water and ice, during 15 to 20 minutes or in the fridge, lay down the bottle 3 to 4 hours before serving. You should never use the freezer!

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