Mix and Match the Season’s Chicest Glassware with the Tastiest Drinks
Make sure your holiday libations are just as festive as the glasses you choose to serve them in with these perfect pairings
Sommeliers may argue that the shape of a glass makes all the difference for experiencing the aroma. Scientists may explain how the surface area of the glass determines the flow of bubbles in Champagne. But perhaps the most important thing when it comes to choosing the right glass is how fabulous it looks in the hand. Here, we’ve paired the most beautiful glassware with the must-have bottles and bubbles of the moment. Perfect to sip, savor, and salut!
Neat or on the rocks, the fruit and floral flavors of Ten to One Reserve, a limited bottling of just four casks of 17-year-old Trinidadian rum, come forward in the hand-blown Andrew tumbler by Blue Pheasant.
This sparkling red Lini 910 Lambrusca Rosso is perfect for winter celebrations and feasts with its notes of raspberry and black pepper. However, it does pose the question, Do you serve it in a Champagne or red wine glass? We opt for embracing the festive mood with a Lalique 100 Points Champagne Coupe, which was designed in conjunction with master sommelier James Suckling.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Fall issue. Subscribe to the magazine.