Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Champagne Preservation

If you find yourself unable to finish what you've started, you can now indefinitely preserve your opened bottles of Champagne. Many wine connoisseurs will be familiar with the Cruvinet system for wine preservation, which uses nitrogen gas to prevent oxidization of an opened bottle of wine. The Perlage system is similar, but uses carbon dioxide to both prevent oxidization and to re-pressurize the Champagne, preventing the loss of dissolved carbon dioxide (the source of those tiny bubbles, sometimes refered to as "perlage." Systems are available for residential and restaurant uses, with prices for the residential system starting at around $300. Of course, any Pirate worthy of the name would never need something like this. Arrrgh!

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