10 Things You Might Not Know About Sparkling Wine
- According to experts, New Year’s Eve is the biggest day for sparkling wine consumption with more than 360 million glasses served in the United States.
- There are 90-110 pounds of pressure per square inch in a bottle of sparkling wine. (That’s more than three times the pressure in car tires!)
- Texans consume the 5th most sparkling wine in the United States with California at number 1, followed by Illionis, New York and Florida.
- The longest record flight of a sparkling wine cork is more than 177 feet. (Greater than the distance of an Olympic-sized swimming pool!)
- Sabrage is a technique for opening a bottle of sparkling wine with a saber.
- The fizz in sparkling wine comes from its significant levels of carbon dioxide.
- In the movie adaptations James Bond drinks sparkling wine more than any other beverage. (Nearly 40 glasses and counting!)
- To each their own! Clinking your glass is not required toasting etiquette.
- Mimosas (a popular cocktail composed of equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice) is believed to have been invited in 1925 at the Hôtel Ritz Parisby Frank Meier.
- The frothy head of sparkling wine is known as the mousee.