The champagne glass in the form of a flat bowl, which was particularly common in the 19th century. According to a legend, it is modelled on the bosom of the French Queen Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793). But other ladies are also mentioned. The actual design for the bowl-shaped glass is attributed to the French author and satirist Marquis de Saint-Evremond (1610-1703), who rendered great services to the popularity and spread of champagne. However, it is not ideal for sparkling wine, as the carbonic acid bubbles and aromas evaporate too quickly due to the large surface of the liquid. The narrow high flute is far better suited for this. Champagne purists claim that the only sensible use for the coupe is to build a champagne pyramid and then enjoy the poured sparkling wine as quickly as possible. See also under wine vessels and wine glasses.