Champagne, or sparkling wine in general, is best enjoyed in a slim glass known as a flute. The bowl-shaped coupe, which was still widely used until the 1980s, is not ideal for this purpose because the large surface area allows the carbon dioxide to escape too quickly. With a normal wine glass, on the other hand, a large liquid surface is advantageous for the development of the aroma. For the rising of the carbon dioxide bubbles in the glass, the so-called mousse point is used. See also Champagne bucket, Champagne pyramid, wine enjoyment and wine glasses.