Serving Bubbly

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No doubt there will be many a bottle of bubbly uncorked for New Year celebrations. Here are a couple of tips on serving it. It is best served slightly chilled at around 10º C. Ideally that means about 15 – 20 minutes in an ice bucket, half filled with water and ice. Romantic too! Alternately, down below in your fridge for about 30 – 40 minutes will do. Never serve too cold or chill it in the freezer. Use only flutes, the elongated narrow glasses with a smaller surface area opening. These maintain the bubbles the longest. And never, ever chill your stemware. This will kill the bubbles instantly upon pouring. Following these simple rules will provide best results. Remember to sip responsibly and Happy New Year.

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