Storing and serving champagne can be child’s play if you know the rules. People commit a few cardinal sins with a bottle of bubbly, but they are easy to fix.
Temperature: Champagne should be served ice cold. If you wrap a service towel snugly around the bottle, you can even put a bottle in the freezer for just a few minutes. The service towel will keep moisture from destroying the label. Don’t leave it to long though, or the bottle may explode.
Glasses: If you are serving cheap champagne, go ahead and use those skinny champagne glasses, and take advantage of the visual appeal. If you’re serving something better, opt for something more like a white wine glass. The shape of a white wine glass better delivers the flavor of your champagne.
Pairing: Pair champagne with a tray of berries, soft cheese, and honey for an effortlessly elegant and delicious spread.