Festive flutes: toast the New Year with a tasteful twist on traditional style.
Sipping champagne from an elegant crystal flute is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. The tall, thin flutes are now preferred over the saucer-shaped champagne glasses because the elongated, narrow vessel retains the carbonation, or bubbles, that may evaporate with the traditional bowl-shaped coupes. Plus, the long stem allows you to sip without your hand's warmth taking the chill off the champagne. Here are a few styles of flutes to help you toast the New Year.
 Mikasa Cocoa Blossom Flute ($29.99, www.lifetimebrands.com)
 Baccarat Narcisse Flute ($260, www.baccarat.com)
 Waterford Marquis Flutes ($49 per pair, www.waterford.com)
 Lenox Opal Innocence Flute ($39.95, www.lenox.com)
 Waterford Ballet Ribbon Flutes ($139 per pair, www.waterford.com)
 Lalique Angel Flute ($405, www.lalique.com)
For fabulous suggestions on what bubblies to fill your festive flutes with, see page 174.
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|Title Annotation:||AT HOME|
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2008|
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