The bubles in bubbly aren’t just there for fun, they have a function:
A team of researchers in Europe has found that Champagne’s bursting bubbles not only tickle the nose, they also create a mist that wafts the aroma to the drinker.
“I love the idea that such a wonderful and subtle mechanism acts right under our nose during Champagne tasting. In a single Champagne glass, there is as much food for the mind as pleasure for your senses,” said researcher Gerard Liger-Belair of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France.
That’s not the sort of research to be sniffed at.