When the clock hits midnight! 3 tricks for serving sparkling wines properly
It is time that sparkling wine gets the glory it really deserves. Instead of firing a plug at midnight and spilling the sparkling wine while celebrating the entry to the New Year, here’s the way you can truly enjoy the sparkling drops.
Sparkling wines are a special type of specialty wine with a certain amount of carbon dioxide, which, when opening the bottle, creates a foam. Due to the presence of carbon dioxide, sparkling wines have a sharp and refreshing taste. The manufacturing process differs from producing still wines and we bring you 3 steps for enjoying the chosen sparkling wine properly.
For the majority of sparkling wines and champagnes, the ideal temperature for serving is 4-6 degrees. In addition to being the ideal temperature for drinking, it is also important when opening. If the temperature is too high, the cork outflow can be increased and therefore precious bubbles can be lost.
Sparkling wine is best cooled in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. If you do not have time for that, cool it in a bucket filled with water, ice and hand of salt.
Once cooled to the desired temperature, the bottle of sparkling wine is best opened in a way to remove the foil, relax the wire, turn the bottle to 45 degrees and firmly hold the cork while slowly rotating the bottle in the other hand. The sound you will hear sounds like hiss off the gas escaping. So, the plug will come out lightly and you will not lose bubbles as you would with pop. And the taste that you get after this kind of pulling out of the cork is magnificent.
Forget the classic flutes for serving sparkling wines! Experts and wine lovers all over the world turn to regular white wine glasses or specially designed new tulip champagne wine glasses for the purpose of truly enjoying all that a good sparkling can provide. The reason behind abandoning the tradition of the famous flutes lies behind the complexity sparkling wine share, especially Champagne and sparkling wines made with the method traditionelle. Flutes are restrictive and don’t allow enough aeration for the perfect expression of those complex sparklings.
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