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Feb 26, 2024 • 2 min read

The Art of Rescuing Sparkling Wine After Opening

We've all been there – you pop open a bottle of sparkling wine, enjoy a glass or two, and then life happens. The next thing you know, it has lost it’s sparkle. But fear not! We’ve got a few secrets to help keep your sparkling wine stays as lively as the day it was uncorked.

The Spoon Trick

Have you ever tried the spoon trick? Plunge a spoon handle-first into the neck of the opened bottle. The handle helps maintain the pressure by preventing the escape of carbon dioxide. It's like giving your sparkling wine a little life support until the next celebration.

The Foil Trick

We like this one much better! Make a “plug” out of a medium sized piece of foil. It keeps the bubbles in, the air out and there is no risk of the built up carbon dioxide blowing the top off.

Preserve with a Wine Stopper

Invest in a quality wine stopper designed for sparkling wines, like the ones we sell in the tasting room. These stoppers help maintain the pressure in the bottle, preventing excessive loss of bubbles. Remember, a well-sealed bottle is a happy bottle!

Chill, Baby, Chill

Sparkling wine tends to lose its effervescence faster at warmer temperatures. Keep your opened bottle in the fridge to slow down the escape of those precious bubbles. Plus, chilled sparkling wine is always more refreshing!

Go Glass Half Full

Pour the remaining wine into a smaller container, reducing the surface area exposed to air. Less air contact means less bubble loss. Pro tip: opt for a smaller bottle or even a half-bottle to store your leftovers.

Make a Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Turn your flat sparkling wine into a delightful cocktail. Mix it with your favorite fruit juices, liqueurs, or even sparkling water. You'll create a brand new libation that masks any loss of effervescence.

There you have it, sparkling wine saviors! With these tricks up your sleeve, no bottle needs to go to waste. So, the next time you find yourself with a half-empty bottle of bubbly, remember these tips to revive the sparkle and keep the celebration alive. Cheers to effervescence, innovation, and never letting good wine go flat!

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