Whether you prefer a champagne coupe or saucer, or a classic flute, our wine expert tells us which champagne glasses you should be using to get the most out of your sparkling wine.


Find out which bottle to buy with our expert champagne guide, or why not use your new glasses to explore the innovative range of English sparkling wines or Italian sparkling wines on offer?

For gifting inspiration, take a browse through the best champagne gifts for champagne lovers. For more glassware recommendations, check out our picks of the best cocktail glasses.

Best champagne glasses to buy at a glance

  • Best budget champagne flutes: M&S Maxim champagne flutes, £15/set of 4
  • Best delicate champagne flutes: Dartington Crystal elevate champagne flutes, £35/set of 2
  • Best vintage-style champagne flutes: Sinna champagne flute glasses, £70/set of 4
  • Best wide champagne flutes: Riedel champagne glasses, £36.95/set of 2
  • Best coloured champagne glasses: Dunelm Florence flute glasses, £15/set of 2
  • Best classic champagne saucers: LSA International wine saucers, £50/set of 2
  • Best patterned champagne saucers: Oliver Bonas pink champagne saucers, £29.50/set of 2
  • Best champagne coupes large set: Liberty London oval champagne coupes, £82/set of 6
  • Best unusual champagne saucers: LSA Epoque champagne saucer, £42/set of 2
  • Best wine glass for champagne: Richard Brendon wine glass, £90/set of 2

Best champagne glasses to buy 2024

M&S Maxim champagne flutes

M&S Maxim champagne glasses

Best budget champagne flutes

If you're worried about breakages, you don't need to spend a fortune on champagne glasses. This wallet-friendly set of simple, minimalist champagne flutes give you four glasses to raise a toast for under £20.

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Available from:
M&S (£15/set of 4)

Dartington Crystal elevate champagne flutes

Dartington Crystal

Best delicate champagne flutes

Dartington Crystal are known for top-quality glassware, and these sleek, minimalist champagne flutes are a classic choice. You can even have the glasses engraved with text or even imagery, for something personalised.

Available from:
Dartington (£35/set of 2)

Sinna champagne flute glasses

Sinna champagne glasses

Best vintage-style champagne flutes

We love the intricate detail adorning this pretty flutes set, giving them an almost vintage feel. The delicate pattern and subtle gold rim means they can't go in the dishwasher, but they'll make an extra special toast. Available in clear glass or a unique green tone.

Available from:
Anthropologie (£70/set of 4)

Riedel Ouverture champagne flutes

Riedel Champagne Glasses

Best wide champagne flutes

Tall and elegant, like the best-dressed guest at a wedding, flutes are the most commonly used glasses for sparkling wine. Riedel make some of the best glasses in the world; these are beautiful to look at and to hold.

Available from:
Amazon (£36.95/set of 2)

Dunelm Florence flute glasses

Dunelm champagne flutes

Best coloured champagne glasses

The Art Deco design, chunky short stem and gently coloured glass sets these modern champagne glasses apart. The set of two comes with one in pale pink, one in pale green, so you'll always remember who's glass is who's.

Available from:
Dunelm (£15/set of 2)

LSA International Bar Collection Champagne Saucers

LSA Champagne Saucers

Best classic champagne saucers

Champagne saucers, also known as coupes, were allegedly inspired by the shape of Marie Antoinette’s breasts and have enjoyed a recent revival among modish drinkers for their deliciously decadent, retro feel. These taper inwards at the top to retain bubbles and aromas; très chic.

Available from:
John Lewis (£50/set of 2)

Oliver Bonas pink champagne saucers

Oliver Bonas champagne glasses

Best patterned gin glasses

If you're looking for a housewarming gift, these pink gin glasses are pretty enough to display on a bar cart all year round. The saucer-style glasses have a fluted shape and chunky stem to hold.

Available from:
Oliver Bonas (£29.50/set of 2)

Liberty London oval champagne coupes


Best large champagne coupes set

If you've got a large family or just love to host, this set of six champagne coupes will ensure everyone can sip their fizz in style. Inspired by 19th and early 20th-century English glassware, the delicate coupes are hand engraved (but happily still dishwasher safe) for a timeless glass collection to hand down through the generations.

Available from:
Liberty (£82/set of 6)

LSA Epoque champagne saucer

LSA Epoque saucers

Best unusual champagne saucers

These unique champagne saucers are inspired by the classic coupe-shape of the 1920s, but have hollow stems enabling your chosen fizz to go all the way to the bottom. They're also available in a range of colours alongside the classic glass, including peacock blue and a glossy amber.

Available from:
Amara (£42/set of 2), Amazon (£46/set of 2), LSA (£42/set of 2)

Richard Brendon The Wine Glass

Two wine glasses in front of a dark blue presentation box

Champagne purists these days prefer a normal wine glass shape to saucers (which often let the bubbles dissipate too quickly) and flutes (which retain bubbles well but don’t have space for aromas to develop). These are the crème de la crème: expensive, but they can be used for any wines, and are reassuringly dishwasher proof.


Available from:
Richard Brendon (£90/set of 2)


Lucy RoxburghEcommerce and Reviews Editor
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