Pouring Champagne Right This New Year's
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
All over the world champagne is associated with luxury and celebration. Not only is it a symbol of wealth, each year on New Year’s Eve millions of people all over the world pop the cork off a bottle. But up until now the mechanics behind the taste of this special drink remained clouded in mystery. That situation has changed now that researchers are trying to uncover its mysteries. The most recent revelation is that we should reconsider the way we pour this fizzy wine.
The only real champagne is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France, from which it takes its name. Fittingly, it is in that region, at the University of Reims, that most of the champagne research is being done. The university’s most recent discovery is that the way champagne is currently poured, causes loss of aroma and thus of taste. The researchers claim that champagne should be served like beer. Thermographic cameras have played a vital part in this recent discovery.
Read more about this fascinating study.