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The best ways to
store and serve
No New Year’s Eve
be complete without
a champagne toast
to ring in the new
is a vital component
of many special
occasions, such as
anniversaries, retirement parties and weddings.
Champagne is a sparkling wine from the Champagne
region of France, though the term “champagne” is often
mistakenly used in reference to any type of bubbly.
Champagne is a wine and, like merlot or pinot grigio, it
has specifi c storage and serving temperatures to ensure
top fl avor. In wine, temperature affects alcohol, acid and
aromatics. ThermoWorks suggests a temperature of 45
F for champagne.
In addition to controlling temperature, there are other
ways to help ensure champagne reaches the palate in
optimal fashion. When kept too long (beyond 10 years
for vintage cuvées), some effervescence may be lost
and the fl avor will change.
Bottles of champagne should be stored horizontally in
a well-chilled environment. They should be kept away
from bright or artifi cial light. Chilling also will help reduce
the “pop” and overfl ow of the bubbly. If you purchase
champagne and need to chill it for serving, you can
achieve this by either chilling it in the fridge for three
hours before serving, or in a Champagne bucket in a
mixture of ice and water for 30 minutes.
Etiquette experts say it is preferable to open a bottle
of champagne with a hiss rather than a large pop. To
achieve this, chill the champagne and also open the
bottle very slowly and with a great deal of control.
When the champagne is opened, taking your time
pouring a little champagne into each glass to allow the
bubbles to settle. Then return to the fi rst glass to pour
more, helping to make the champagne less likely to
froth. Do not tilt the glass like pouring a beer, rather pour
the champagne gently down the inside of the glass.
The shape of the glass comes down to preference.
Traditional coupes look the part, but tulip-shaped fl utes
will produce more bubbles and help capture the fl avor
and aromas of the champagne.
It’s ideal to drink all of the champagne in a bottle, as it
will begin to lose its fi zz immediately after opening, yet
that isn’t always possible. A specialized champagne
stopper will help keep the champagne fresh for up to
two days after opening. Aftering the bottle has been
opened, refrigerate it.
Do not wash champagne glasses in the dishwasher.
Hand wash and allow to drip dry. Soap or fi bers from
towels can impede bubble formation in the glass during
Learning how to properly store and serve champagne
can enhance special occasions.
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