Champagne Bubbles “Please the Palette”

mardi-gras-flutes_10Carbonated bubbles in sparkling wine and beer activate our taste buds, spraying droplets of aromatic chemicals into the air, according to a recent article by researchers at Columbia University, published in The Wall Street Journal. Bubbles mix the beverage, affecting its scent and flavor; they absorb aromatic compounds as they rise, and this constant convection of bubbles adds to the flavor of the beverage.

The champagne glass shape will affect how thoroughly the bubbles mix. A narrow flute will augment the flavor more than a vintage coupe, so when you break out the sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve, consider using flutes for the most flavorful experience.

IWA Wine’s wide range of champagne flutes and coupes


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