One of the most easily identified types of wine glassware is the champagne glass. The sparkling wine glass is commonly referred to as a ?flute? or a ?champagne flute?. However, this type of wine glass is typically used for all sparkling wine, not just exclusively for champagne. With a long stem, the flute is extremely upright and narrow. This design is necessary as the extra surface area within the glass helps capture the carbonation and retain the flavor. Carbonation clings to the side of the glass, which helps keep the wine tasting as it should for a longer duration of time. The slightly smaller rim also helps retain the carbonation within the glass. The narrow opening also allows you to fully appreciate the aroma of your bubbly.