Why is a champagne flute tall?
Champagne can taste different, depending on the shape and size of the glass used to serve it. Scientists have used sophisticated technology to analyze the effects of pouring champagne into tall flutes and say the elongated shape provides more of a bubbly 'nose-tingle'. This is due to the high levels of carbon dioxide that are pushed towards the top of the narrow glass, creating the bubbles associated with sparkling drinks. It is this carbon dioxide that tickles the nose. Without its bubbles, of course, champagne just wouldn't be the same.