How to pour sparkling wine

The latest sceintific research claims you should pour sparkling wines like beer - with the glass tilted at an angle.

It reports that the Champagne retains its fizz for longer when poured this way.

However you’ll see most sommeliers pouring straight into the top and allowing the mousse to settle before retopping.

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