Archive | September, 2013

Champagne Glass cleaning tips

4 Sep

Any celebration with the added touch of a glass of bubbly whether it be a Prosecco, Sparkling wine, Cava or Champagne is made extra special and unforgettable. However, many event organisers and publicans around the world will tell you, with many visitors and great events come with a mountain load of washing.

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The flutes where one drinks his or her celebratory toasts needs looking after with a little more care in the washing department.

Below find the best tips on how to clean those tall and narrow champagne flutes without the need to scrub vigorously.

  • When washing by hand its good practice to use very mild detergent, add the tiniest of drops to the dirty glass. Then make sure that you foam up and sponge the dirty marks off removing all stains and marks. You will need to check that there is no soap residue left behind in the glass, or the next glass of bubbly will be bubbling for the wrong reasons.
  • Washing champagne flutes in a dishwasher is ideal, but you will need to hand dry them with a cotton dishtowel to remove any watermarks when the washing cycle has finished.
  • If the flute has lipstick that needs removing, then it is best to use a degreasing agent prior to washing. This will help loosen the colour particles that are staining the glass. Remember dirty glasses leave a poor impression and shout of lack of class.
  • The trick to a gleaming sparkle on the glass is to steam them over boiling water and then hand polish them using a dry tea towel.

If you are serving up these tasteful drinks at your next event, then add to the experience by offering guests sparkling wine in a sparkly clean glass. Let guests remember the event for the right reasons and not because drinks were served in a glass with watermarks.

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