Showing posts with label Flute. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flute. Show all posts

Oct 3, 2014

Coupes, Flutes, and Tulips

During the 19th century, champagne glasses were wide and shallow, not at all like the flutes we use today. They were called 'coupes' and legend has it that they were modeled after the shape of Marie Antoinette's left breast.

The coupe eventually gave way to the 'flute', the tall, narrow glasses out of which most of us currently our bubbly. The flute both displays and preserves champagne bubbles, and makes it easier to drink.

Many champagne lovers say the 'tulip' is the true way to enjoy the beverage. The glass is tall, but curves outward to within a couple inches from the mouth, then curves inward to the mouth. This design allows a little more space for swirling, and focuses the aromatics.

Jun 7, 2013

Snake Charm Myth Debunked

Snakes do not hear and react to music. Snake charmers play their flute and snakes appear to sway to the music, charmed by the soothing notes. Snakes can feel vibrations, but while the sway appears to be from the music, they are actually responding to the movements made by the snake charmer and not the sound of the flute.