Before we go any further, the coupe wasn’t modelled off Marie-Antoinette’s breasts nor Joséphine de Beauharnais, Madame de Pompadour or Helen of Troy! In fact, the coupe was designed by an English Benedictine monk in 1663 well before most of the women above were born or well after they died.
Although it is far from our favourite champagne glass, the coupe is an excellent option for a variety of cocktails and a great alternative to the martini glass. Thanks to its deeper shape, it holds higher quantities of liquid.
Riedel is a celebrated crystal manufacturer that has been operating for over three centuries. Their coupes are beautifully manufactured with a long, refined stem and deep, open bowl. Just be mindful that they’re delicate crystal and require careful use.
Finally, if you want to learn more about the best champagne glassware, head to our dedicated guide on the subject!