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Wow! That is cool! And very erotic......... :rolleyes:

You find a wine decanter called "Swan" erotic -- "Isn't that special." (I would've thought you more of a [transplanted] Canadian goose knid of guy...lol)

Um, not sure I get this. I am not Canadian....... nor a guy.........

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Sparkling wines, like champagne and asti spumante, should be poured into flutes, not those martini-like shallow glasses, to preserve the carbonation.

Some people dislike the flute and much prefer the champagne saucer, as does my husband. I wrote the following poem (which was published) after listening to my husband’s complaints about the champagne flute. He said he couldn’t get his nose in it! :rolleyes:

THE CURSED CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

Mary McLaren

Champagne, most think, is a palatable drink

Whether its colour is white or pink.

Few would trouble to question its bin –

Not so the glass they serve it in;

A tall slim thing they call a flute

that has little respect for the larger snoot.

Many regard it with utter disdain

And think it unworthy to hold champagne –

That it doesn’t deserve even humble water,

So they call for the return of the Champagne saucer

Which is wide and generous, and, in the synopsis

Much more suited to the pronounced proboscis.

Ah, indeed, many dispute

The social position of that narrow flute.

While it may hold the bubble

Without any trouble

There’s much to be maligned

About a glass that’s designed

To entrap and enclose

An oversized nose.

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Wow! That is cool! And very erotic......... :rolleyes:

You find a wine decanter called "Swan" erotic -- "Isn't that special." (I would've thought you more of a [transplanted] Canadian goose knid of guy...lol)

Um, not sure I get this. I am not Canadian....... nor a guy.........

Disregard, then.

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THE CURSED CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

Mary McLaren

Champagne, most think, is a palatable drink

Whether its colour is white or pink.

Few would trouble to question its bin –

Not so the glass they serve it in;

A tall slim thing they call a flute

that has little respect for the larger snoot.

Many regard it with utter disdain

And think it unworthy to hold champagne –

That it doesn’t deserve even humble water,

So they call for the return of the Champagne saucer

Which is wide and generous, and, in the synopsis

Much more suited to the pronounced proboscis.

Ah, indeed, many dispute

The social position of that narrow flute.

While it may hold the bubble

Without any trouble

There’s much to be maligned

About a glass that’s designed

To entrap and enclose

An oversized nose.

I think your poem is very clever Mary, and humorous too. Those who enjoy wine should appreciate it.

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I think your poem is very clever Mary, and humorous too. Those who enjoy wine should appreciate it.

Thank you, Arnold.

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THE CURSED CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

Mary McLaren

Champagne, most think, is a palatable drink

Whether its colour is white or pink.

Few would trouble to question its bin –

Not so the glass they serve it in;

A tall slim thing they call a flute

that has little respect for the larger snoot.

Many regard it with utter disdain

And think it unworthy to hold champagne –

That it doesn’t deserve even humble water,

So they call for the return of the Champagne saucer

Which is wide and generous, and, in the synopsis

Much more suited to the pronounced proboscis.

Ah, indeed, many dispute

The social position of that narrow flute.

While it may hold the bubble

Without any trouble

There’s much to be maligned

About a glass that’s designed

To entrap and enclose

An oversized nose.

:rolleyes: Delightful, Mary!

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Sparkling wines, like champagne and asti spumante, should be poured into flutes, not those martini-like shallow glasses, to preserve the carbonation.

Some people dislike the flute and much prefer the champagne saucer, as does my husband.

The supposed story about the "champagne saucer" is that it was created at the request of Marie Antoinette. Her idea was that it be in the shape of her breast.

In the last few years, a few of the best champagne houses have decided that they did like the flute stem for precisely the reason that Mary's husband expressed. But they also wanted something tall so that the bubbles would rise. There is now a trickle of stems for champagne that are bigger around the middle.

I use my standard stem that is a bit oversized. I get nose. I get bubbles.

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