Champagne facts about bubbles

14th November 2013

Champagne facts about bubbles

Many of us love the thought of enjoying a glass of Champagne and it is a globally loved product with millions of bottles being sold every year. How much do you actually know about Champagne though?

Here are some fun and interesting facts about Champagne, how to impress your friends quotes when you are ordering a glass to helping you out maybe at your next pub quiz:

  • There are approximately 49 million bubbles in a standard sized bottle of Champagne. No, we have not counted them!
  • Tinier bubbles are better and are the mark of good quality Champagne.
  • Champagne has three times the gas content of beer!
  • For the best bubbles in your bubbly, hold the glass at an angle while you fill it.
  • For every carbon dioxide molecule that turns into a bubble in a glass of champagne, 4 others escape into the air.
  • A standard champagne bottle contains about 6 times its volume in dissolved carbon dioxide gas, which is responsible for the liquid’s fizz.
  • If you open a bottle of champagne & there’s a loud pop then you’ve actually lost bubbles.
  • Each champagne bubble carries aromatic compounds that express themselves in the wines bouquet.
  • Opening Champagne – if you can remove the wire in 5 & a half twists, you are about to open a top quality bottle.
  • Moet & Chandon is the number one selling brand of champagne in the world.
  • The world’s largest champagne glass, stands nearly 7 ft tall and holds the equivalent of 22 regular bottles.
  • Around 300 million bottles of Champagne are sold every year.


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