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Serving Champagne

Break out the bubbly

The beverage of choice for celebrations, sparkling wines should be served in a way that optimizes the quality and subtlety of the product. Here are some basic notions for serving sparkling wines and Champagne.

Serving Champagne and Sparkling Wines

 

Tips for serving Champagne and sparkling wine

Temperature

 

Young and lively sparkling wines or Champagnes should be served at around 8°C.

 

Sparkling wines with more pronounced personalities and vintage Champagnes are at their best at around 10°C. Excessive cold will disturb the perception of aromas and flavours.

Conserving an open bottle

 

Use a special stopper for effervescent wines so you can keep them in the refrigerator for two or three days. If the bottle is less than two-thirds full, the bubbles will dissipate rapidly and its lifespan will be reduced to one day.

 

Champagne flute

And something to contain it

Designed for serving Champagne, the flute is a stem glass with a narrow bowl. Its reduced contact surface limits loss of bubbles, while its stem prevents the drinker’s hand from warming the contents. A tulip glass will also do.

 

Serving Champagne in cocktails

The mimosa, a mixture of sparkling wine and orange juice, is hands-down the most popular Champagne-based cocktail. But the fizz in sparkling wines and Champagne has inspired a multitude of deliciously original mixtures. See our sparkling-wine based cocktail recipes This link will open in a new window..