About That Glass of Bubbly

Champagne

A couple of months ago I saw a brief item about Champagne in Real Simple magazine.  It stated that there are about 20 million bubbles in a glass of Champagne; I’m still wondering how they arrived at that number.  Who’s got the time to count them?

Another interesting part of the item was their suggested routine for opening a bottle: chill the bottle for 30 to 45 minutes, then open it slowly by turning the cork 1/16 of an inch with each twist – my guess is that if you do this it’ll take about 15 minutes to open the bottle, and you’d have missed the celebratory moment – and then add a raisin, which attracts the carbon dioxide, which is later released as bubbles.  And French researchers suggest that the best way to pour the Champagne down the side of the glass – tall and narrow, not short and wide.

That’s just too much for me.  Where’s that bottle of Cabernet? 

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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