A Better Way to Pour Your Champagne


champagne pouring researchResearchers have discovered a shocking revelation about champagne. The way you pour can enhance the flavor. (Or flavour, if you're from across the pond.)

How do I get this job of "champagne researcher," by the way?

The BBC is reporting this story, but I could have told them about the many benefits of pouring champagne like you pour beer, at an angle instead of straight down. Mostly because I'll spill the bubbly stuff all over my kitchen counter if I toss it right in the glass. I don't think I'm the only one who conserves their sparkling wine in this manner.

Yet, it's now an official "study." Again, how can I apply for this research position?

The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry published these findings:

"This quickly vertically extends and then progressively collapses during serving," they reported. "This way is the traditional way of serving champagne and sparkling wines in bars, clubs, and restaurants."

The scientists concluded: "Since dissolved CO2 is known to be of great importance in champagne and sparkling wine tasting, would not it be pertinent to revisit the way champagne should be served?"

Dr Liger-Belair and his colleagues are now constructing a mathematical model to describe "CO2 discharge during the champagne pouring process."

All righty then! For those of you who have not already adapted this tilted glass pour, do it now and taste the magic.

How do you pour your champagne into the glass?


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Julie... Julieryanevans

wonder if it works to stick your finger in it like it does with beer. for some reason i've never tried ... or been served a particularly foamy glass of champagne. I will happily go into business with you as researcher -- we can hang our own shingle. :)

APeve... APeveteaux

AJ Liquor Testers, at your service.

capem... capemaygirl


Sultr... SultryLadyBug

I pour mine like I pour anything......I hold the glass titled and filler up.

Nancy Matrona Azami

"Come Quickly, I'am drinking the stars"!Dom Perignon

Carey... Carey2006

Tilted on the side of the glass

coppe... copperswifey

From the bottle into the glass lol :)

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