Posts Tagged ‘Muselet’
How Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Is Made
Traditional Method, sometimes referred to as the Méthode Champenoise, is famously used to create Champagne in the Champagne region of France, but it isn’t exclusively used there. You don’t have to be in Champagne to use the Traditional Method, as Sparkling Wines in France, outside the Champagne region use this method, even Spain uses this…Read More
Champagne René Jolly and the Muselet-Y
Champagne René Jolly, has devised a variation on the traditional Champagne closure – the Muselet-Y. 5th generation head of the family business and current winemaker Pierre-Eric Jolly came up with the idea for the Muselet-Y in 2007 and developed the machinery for producing the Muselet-Y himself. The Muselet-Y is a three-legged adaptation of the traditional four-legged wire cage that holds a cork securely in…Read More
What is a Muselet?
A Muselet is the wire cage that fits over the cork of a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine to prevent the cork from emerging under the pressure of the carbonated contents. Bottles were initially corked with pieces of wood with oil-sponged cloth, and then plunged in wax. They discovered very quickly that it was not sufficient to sustain…Read More