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Jun 27

Bubble Saver

Sunday I opened two bottles of sparkling wine. Tuesday night I was still drinking them, and they hadn’t lost any of the bubbles – or the flavor.

I was amazed by this. Generally, I lose champagne after a day or two, and the bubbles decrease. This time I used a champagne stopper on each bottle. A champagne stopper has a rubber disc that fits over the top of the bottle for a tight seal. Two metal wings snap down over the bottle lips, lock into place, and fit securely.

When I opened each bottle again on Monday night, and then on Tuesday night, it opened with a satisfying “Pop!” The bubbles happily fizzed in my glass and one glass even overflowed.

I picked up two of the champagne stoppers a couple of years ago at a wine festival for free from Perrier Jouet. The third I received from Chandon as a loyalty program Christmas gift.  I can’t believe I never used one of these before – it’s not like it’s a new invention.

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