Tuesday, December 27, 2022

The Chemistry of Champagne

Ah, champagne -the soda pop of wine. But it’s not just carbonated wine, because we could do that with a Soda Stream (not recommended). There are 600 different chemical compounds that make champagne what it is. This video from Reactions, the video channel of the American Chemical Society, explains how champagne gets its bubbles. Understanding the science may enhance your New year toast! (Thanks, Elaine!)

1 comment:

Bicycle Bill said...

Just remember – all champagne is fizzy wine, but not all fizzy wine is champagne.

Unless you're an American.  Then, if you can shoot the plastic stopper across the room when you open it, and it isn't in a green bottle that says '7-UP', it's champagne.