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Going Whichever Way the Wind Blows: The Effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on Cava Quality

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Is it possible to predict the quality of a wine, for example Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) just by using meteorological data?  Could you predict if a particular Cava would be good quality or poor quality just by knowing certain atmospheric…

Size Does Matter: The Effect of Bottle Size on Dissolved Carbon Dioxide Loss after Pouring Champagne

By ori2uru (originally posted to Flickr as champagne tower) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In celebration of the New Year, we’ll once again focus our blog posts on current research related to Champagne/sparkling wine! Briefly, the bubbles in Champagne and other sparkling wine beverages are created by trapped CO2 molecules during the secondary fermentation…