An Amazing Trick to Keep An Open Bottle of Champagne from Going Flat

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.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to An Amazing Trick to Keep An Open Bottle of Champagne from Going Flat

  1. billgncs says:

    Hi — we keep a couple of champaign stoppers around, but I found this on the internet to explain it.

    it’s such a hard choice — headache in the morning or wasting the bubbly!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Bill. The article that you shared was interesting. Those poor researchers. The sacrifices that are sometimes made in the name of sience. Selfless souls.

      As for the hard choice, for me it is getting easier every year. And now it is no choice at all. ;-D!


  2. Such a timely tip–thanks Russ, and Happy New Year!!

  3. sharechair says:

    So interesting! I’ll have to give this a try.

  4. Andrea Kelly says:

    What a handy trick! I’ll have to file this away for use next time we bring out the bubbly 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Andrea. We did indeed, We had a great holiday season, and it will be great to have a quiet NYE. We got up at around 5am today to take family members to the airport, so I suspect and hope that we will be snoozing by the time people in our tme zone are ringing in the new year.


  5. utesmile says:

    That is great advice thank you, shall try it next time…….

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