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Rose glasses

what TEMPERATURE DO I SERVE AND STORE PROSECCO AT?

Rose glasses

what CAUSES THE BUBBLES IN PROSECCO?

  • The recommended temperature to serve Prosecco at is 6-10 degrees.

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  • it is best to store Prosecco at abut 13 degrees, in a dark place to avoid being damaged by light and heat.

  • Always smell the glass before pour wine in it.  If you’ve not used the glass for a while it may have picked up a stale odour which will then impair the taste of your wine.  Particularly, if you’ve stored (or just received them) in cardboard boxes.

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  • Glasses that haven’t been used for a while may trap stale air at the base. Wave the glass back and forth before using to clear any stale air – just be careful not to smash the glass in the process or cause anyone an injury!  

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  • To help to keep your fizz chilled, chill the glasses in the fridge.

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  • Twist the bottle, not the cork.  This is the professional way to open a bottle of fizz.  And without a 'pop'.  You should experience a quiet 'puh'.  This is so not to disturb other guests in a restaurant.

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why DO BUBBLES DISAPPEAR QUICKLY SOMETIMES IN MY PROSECCO?

  • When bubbles disappear quickly, most of us would blame the quality of the wine.  In fact, this is one of the least likely explanations.

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  • The most likely explantion is down to the glass.  The bubbles are only allowed to form due to characteristsc of the glass.

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  • The Prosecco may be a Frizzante (lighly sparkling) rather than Spumante (fully sparkling)

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  • Detergent kills bubbles.  Rinse, rinse and rinse again your glasses to remove all traces of soap.

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  • Do not use fabric softener on your drying/polishing clothes.   It will kill your bubbles.  The softener on the cloth transfers to your glasses leaving a damaging surface which disperses the bubbles.  Read our blog to see how we found this out!

 

  • Bubbles are formed from tiny imperfections in the glass. Whether this is a spec of dust or an etch  in the glass. Intentional  imperfectations are given to sparking wines glasses for this reason.  It's called a nucleation point.

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  • If a glass was completely clean of imperfections, there would be no bubbles what so ever.