Why You Should Never Drink Sparkling Wine Or Champagne Out Of A Plastic Cup Lifestyle News
YOU should never drink your prosecco, sparkling wine or Champagne out of a plastic cup — and here’s why.
We’ve all had moments when we’re short on flutes (or we just don’t have any available) and end up sipping our fizz out of a plastic vessel but this, it seems, is a big no-no, according to The Sun.
According to a new study, using anything other than a glass flute is detrimental to the taste of that much-anticipated bevy.
Researchers from the Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a study to find out whether the type of bubbles affects the taste of champagne.
It was then found that bubbles behave differently in different types of utensil — and this does alter the taste.
Lead study author Kyle S. Spratt said: “It turns out the bubble formation process on styrofoam is completely different than on glass.
“So, if you ever have to resort to drinking champagne out of a styrofoam cup, the bubbles will be quite different.”
And when it comes to plastic, things don’t get any better.
Andrea Sella, professor of inorganic chemistry at University College London, told The Independent: “Using plastic glasses, for example, really isn’t so good because the bubbles actually stick quite strongly to the walls of the glass [and so are] bigger before they lift off.”
And this isn’t the only tips when it comes to prosecco.
To bring back your bubbles, all you have to do is drop a single raisin into the bottle just before you pour yourself a glass.This mind-blowing tip will save Champagne, Cava and any sparkling wine from going down the kitchen sink.
The reason it works is down to carbon dioxide, which puts the bubbles into bubbly in the first place.Once you drop a raisin into the wine, any CO2 left will stick to it and then release itself back into the flat Champagne as bubbles.
Voila — fizz restored.
The fizz effect lasts only for a few minutes, so to make the most of the rejuvenated sparkles, it should be poured into glasses as soon as you see the bubbles stream up from the raisin.
Now you can open that bottle of prosecco in the full knowledge that you can polish it off later in the week with help of a little dried fruit.
Cheers!This article originally appeared on The Sun.