Just as research is continually discovering more and more about wine and the whole wine process so to is it finding out about the bubbly counterpart champagne. Sparkling wines are known for those bubbles that many feel love as they tickle the nose and the mouth of those who consume these wonderful beverages.
Studies from the University of Reims in France have discovered that there is so much more to these bubbles and what they do for the champagne consumer while they are enjoying a glass. These bubbles are actually concentrated packs of aroma that when brought to the surface enhances the smell of the wine and include yet one more of our senses to increase the pleasure of drinking. The chemicals within the wine, which are behind the fruity aroma of sparkling wine, get caught in the bubbles as they are traveling to the surface. This concentration of smell is released when it hits the surface where it can easily travel up the nose to someone who smells the wine.
So head down to your local winery and pick up a few bottles of sparkling wine to bring home in your wine carriers this weekend and enjoy the full bodied aroma and taste of a excellent wine.