The flute has lost favour with wine lovers as well asÂ some experts as a vessel forÂ serving champagne. MostÂ people agree that the fluteâ€™sÂ shape is ideal for preservingÂ the bubbles but the aromasÂ get lost if you canâ€™t swirlÂ the champagne like with aÂ fine still wine to release itsÂ bouquet. Others disagree.
According to Avery Gilbert,Â author of the book, â€œWhatÂ the Nose Knows: TheÂ Science of Scent in EverydayÂ Lifeâ€, the bursting bubblesÂ release aroma enrichedÂ aerosol. â€œMy take,â€ he says,Â â€œis that for the best aromaÂ perception, youâ€™d want toÂ maximize the bubble fluxÂ through an air column withÂ a cross-section similar toÂ that of the nostrils. So Iâ€™dÂ go with flute over tulip, andÂ hands-down over coupe.â€
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