Since it’s almost the weekend and someone somewhere is sure to have a party – Social Security turns 75 tomorrow; we could celebrate that – it’s time we learn the most effective way to pour a decent glass of Champagne. Naturally, this requires some input from the French:
The scientists at the University of Reims say pouring bubbly at a slant, as you would a beer, preserves more of the tiny gas bubbles that improve the drink’s flavor and aromas.
The study – “On the Losses of Dissolved CO2 During Champagne Serving” – appears this week in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a U.S. publication.
Researchers examined more than one pouring method in their pursuit of this elusive knowledge and they pointed out that their findings may even be environmentally friendly. Glassmakers are said to be researching a more modern generation of Champagne flute which could control the output of carbon dioxide. Celebrate then, and be green in the bargain. You want to stick around till Social Security kicks in.