Cheers to yet another reason to drink bubbly all the time! Did you know you can actually keep a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine fresh and fizzy for up to FIVE days! The misconception that you have to finish the bottle in one sitting or it will lose its fizz is one of the main reasons why people hesitate to open Champagne and sparkling wine. Here's our 3 tricks to preserving those bubbles!
The first and most important tip is using a proper stopper. Just by using a Champagne-specific stopper you can keep the open bottle fresh for days. Liberating news isn’t it? Discovering the bouchon champagne stopper has been a game changer for me and so many of my friends. If you're a bubbles lover, this is a must have! Shop some of my favorite stoppers here: Twine rose gold stopper, Crate&Barrel chrome stopper, Williams-Sonoma stainless steel stopper.
Secondly, keep the bottle cold. Storing your opened bottle of champagne or sparkling wine in the refrigerator helps the pressure remain low, therefore preserving the bubbles longer. It will also to help maintain its freshness when you store it for more than a few days.
Lastly, if you're not planning on finishing a bottle in one sitting, you may want to open something that you have recently purchased. Bottles that you've been storing or aging for some time are not ideal to save for several days once opened. After all, most bubbles are meant to be enjoyed soon after they leave the winery.
Hopefully these tips inspire you to pop open a delicious bottle today! Check out more of my tips on better enjoying you bubbly HERE.