Sometimes I come across amazing things, and they just *can't* wait for a gift guide to share, and this is one of those times. To display the urgency and complete infatuation I have for these kinds of cocktailing finds, I've decided that Gastronomista needs a new series - O.M.G. I Need.
To kick off this series, please let me introduce you to your new favorite drinking accessory and party trick, The Coupe Stack.
The Coupe Stack, is exactly what you imagine it to be, but better. It is a set of six champagne coupes that are perfectly designed to stack vertically and hold the contents of an entire bottle of champagne. Which means, no toppling towers, no running short on champers, and six perfectly happy imbibers.
After extensive investigations they found what appeared to be the origin. And it all started rather untypically with an Indian Prince. The Maharajah of Cooch Behar. With a flair for roaring parties and a glamorous Hollywood actress as a wife, he wasn’t your typical Maharajah. Guests at his decadent parties, including the brother's great grandfather, Sir Arthur Page, looked forward to the highlight of the evening when the Maharajah would delight with a spectacular champagne tower. Always one to do things differently however, this tower was unlike any guests had seen before. Reaching incredible heights, each glass was stacked one on top of the other, coupe after coupe, while guests held their breath and watched. Due to return to England after spending many years in the region, the Maharajah presented Sir Arthur with a set of these stacking champagne coupes as a gift.
While the original set is still MIA (presumably still partying it up somewhere on the planet), the two brothers decided that they should remake the set, complete with a ledge on the side of the glass to facilitate the downward pour. Genius, we say!
|George Best Performing a Vintage Stack|
|The Modern Stack|
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