The simple spoon trick that keeps sparkling wine sparkling for longer
It’s a well-known trick, but the science behind it proves that this method actually works – meaning your delicious Prosecco doesn’t have to go to waste once it’s opened
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There’s nothing worse than opening a bottle of Prosecco and thinking you’re going to finish it but not getting around to it.
So how can we preserve half a bottle of champagne that we just didn’t get to? Well, there are some old wives tales that just don’t suit us, and the truth behind them is constantly debated.
One of them is the “Apple a Day” theory, which might keep the doctor away, but might not keep the dentist away…
But then there are some that might actually be true, and one of them involves alcohol — yum. Let us introduce you – the teaspoon in the bottle theory.
So, like I said, you’ve had a party and you’re left with champagne, prosecco, whatever, and you really don’t want to waste it.
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A popular theory has it that you can keep your fizzy fizzy even when open by dropping a spoon into the top of the open bottle and then placing it in the fridge.
Other suggested methods include using cling film or a hermetic cork, but that just sounds unnecessarily complex.
But is there any truth to the teaspoon theory? Surprisingly, for a wives tale, it’s actually true.
Chef Luis Bollo out salt pans even went so far as to experiment with it himself.
“In Spain we are the largest consumers of cava and champagne in the world,” said Luis grub street .
It’s probably an affair of the heart for him.
“My father and grandfather just spoon up the leftover cava from one day or the other. I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s working pretty well.”
As for the science behind this trick, apparently it’s because the dangling handle of the spoon helps cool the air in the bottle faster.
The cooler the air, the denser it is, it lies on the surface of the liquid like a kind of pocket and prevents the bubbles from escaping too quickly.
This means your bottle of fizz is still deliciously drinkable for a day – just add orange juice to breakfast!
Remember to always drink responsibly. Visit for information the Drinkaware website .
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