Whether it is Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, English sparkling or any other sparkling wines, it is no secret that the world loves them for its effervescence and magic. That is why today we will bust 5 myths behind these delicious drinks:
1. They must open with a strong "pop"
Although doing it with a strong sound makes more spectacular, as we have been accustomed to from the movies, it is not always the best way. It is best to do it with a twist with the help of your hand and thumb of one hand and holding it from the bottom with the other at a 45 degree angle. A soft "Tsss" (like soda) should be heared, not a "pop".
2. Use a spoon to keep it gaseous
This simply does not work, it is not possible. It was believed that by using a silver spoon, placing it inside the bottle for the handle to hang inside, would keep the air colder and, therefore, make the bubbles disappear more slowly. But it's not like that.
3. The sparkling ones cause you the worst hangover
It is very common to hear this myth, but the reality is that, like any other alcoholic beverage, the sparkling ones can give you a bad hangover, everything depends on the amount consumed. And, at the same time, we mention that the bubbles will not make you get drunk faster.
4. Champagne should be served only as an aperitif
Traditionally, sparkling wines are seen as a celebration drink and served as appetizers at weddings and events of that style, however, they will combine very well with a wide variety of foods. You can prepare a rich dinner and enjoy a good champagne to go with it.
5. All sparkling wine is Champagne
This is not correct at all. And it is a very common mistake that people get confused by. Champagne is sparkling wine made using the champenoise method and is generally very high quality, thanks to its tradition and history. However, in many cases it is used as a synonym for sparkling. That term is not entirely correct, since each type of sparkling wine has its own signs of identity. Cheers!
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