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Study Shows Champagne Bubbles Fizz With Flavor

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Study Shows Champagne Bubbles Fizz With Flavor

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Study Shows Champagne Bubbles Fizz With Flavor

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French and German researchers report that the bubbles in champagne release an explosion of flavor and not just fizz. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, rhymes with champagne. About which scientists have made a discovery. Those tiny bubbles are not just for fun. The study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences measured the chemical composition of the aerosols emerging from champagne and found the bubbles contain most of the flavor of the drink, which is why tall fluted glasses aren't just for show: the wine tastes better because the bubbly is more bubbly.

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