What makes champagne bubble, and what makes it pop?
And just how should champagne – or other sparkling wine for that matter – be served to enjoy the perfect glass?
As the silly season approaches, Cosmos journalist Ellen Phiddian spills the science on how to enjoy the perfect glass of bubbly, from the ideal glassware, exact temperature and achieving the perfect pop.
More on champagne:
- Bubbles! The physics of champagne
- What makes champagne pop? The fluid physics explained
- Popping the cork on the science of sparkling wine
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Originally published by Cosmos as How to perfectly enjoy a glass of champagne, according to science
Ellen Phiddian is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a BSc (Honours) in chemistry and science communication, and an MSc in science communication, both from the Australian National University.
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