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.
Hi — we keep a couple of champaign stoppers around, but I found this on the internet to explain it. http://lifehacker.com/5429665/keep-your-champagne-bubbly-with-a-spoon
it’s such a hard choice — headache in the morning or wasting the bubbly!
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!
Such a timely tip–thanks Russ, and Happy New Year!!
Thank you, Lori. I wish the same for you and yours!
So interesting! I’ll have to give this a try.
I had a hard time believing it until I saw it for myself. Thank you for your comment.
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!
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.
That is great advice thank you, shall try it next time…….
Thank you for your compliment and comment, Ute. Happy New Year!