During a recent holiday gathering, a bottle of sparkling wine was opened but only half drunk at the end of the evening. Nobody wanted to finish the bottle off, but we didn’t want to waste it either. Someone suggested placing the handle of a metal spoon in the bottle (with the bowl of the spoon sticking out and resting on the rim of the bottle so the spoon can’t fall in), and putting both in the refrigerator. He said the next morning the sparkling wine would still be fizzy and taste fine.
Everyone else expressed doubts about the trick but we tried it anyway. The next morning we tasted the sparkling wine and it was as though the bottle had just been opened! It was just as fizzy too. We made very tasty Mimosa’s with it.
He said a lady told him about the trick and he’s tried it four times with Champagne and sparkling wine and it has worked every time. He doesn’t know why it works, but it does.