Opening a Champagne Bottle

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 21 December 2015
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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Sparkling wines should be served at 6 – 8 °C (43 – 46 °F). At too low a temperature the aroma fails to develop. When too warm, a poured sparkling wine quickly loses its freshness, turning flat.

What is the white fog or smoke made of that appears as a champagne bottle is opened?

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