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How can I keep champagne fizzy?
« on: 20/07/2013 06:30:01 »
Gilly Watts  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I have read your answer to the question on how to keep the fizz in champagne going once the bottle is opened. The teaspoon obviously no good!

But I have just watched a barman using what looked like one of those plungers that takes air out of an opened bottle of wine, but his was pushing air into the opened champagne bottle. Does that make sense to you? If so, I wonder if one can buy these 'reverse' plungers?!

Gilly Watts

What do you think?
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Re: How can I keep champagne fizzy?
« Reply #1 on: 20/07/2013 12:18:42 »
How can I keep champagne fizzy?
Don't open the bottle.
 

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Re: How can I keep champagne fizzy?
« Reply #2 on: 20/07/2013 14:05:52 »
Use a soda siphon?
 

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Re: How can I keep champagne fizzy?
« Reply #3 on: 20/07/2013 20:44:36 »
Does Champagne come in 2-litre plastic screw-top bottles ? ...

http://www.teachersource.com/product_qanda/fizz-keeper-pumps/density

There are syringe-like gadgets which remove corks by pumping air into the bottle which forces the cork out .. http://www.amazon.com/Outset-Chillware-Stainless-Air-Pressure-Remover/dp/B000NOZGM0/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
« Last Edit: 20/07/2013 21:08:46 by RD »
 

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Re: How can I keep champagne fizzy?
« Reply #4 on: 21/07/2013 03:09:07 »
How much pressure is in the Champagne?

Perhaps you don't need to add much air.  If you do need to inject air to force the Champagne out, perhaps it would be better to inject Carbon Dioxide instead. 

I can imagine a new invention in the works.

Double Needle.  Shove it through the cork.  One needle to some tubing, a valve, and eventually into your glass.  Another needle to inject the CO2 into the bottle.

In the USA, one can, of course, buy Champagne in a screw top bottle.  Don't they just call the stuff in the screw top bottles "bubbly" in Europe?
 

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