Christmas is right around the corner, and that means a lot of trees, tinsels, gifts, mistletoes, parties and champagne! It is inevitable that you will be drinking fizz out of a plastic cup at some point or the other.
However, an expert warns that pouring champagne or any other sparkling wine into a disposable vessel can ruin its taste.
It turns out that using anything other than a traditional glass flute may negatively affect the flavour of the beverage.
According to the Cosmopolitan, researchers at Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas at Austin found that the type of bubbles in a glass of sparkling wine can really affect the taste.
And they discovered that bubbles form differently depending on the type of vessel the fizz is poured into.
If you pour Champagne or other sparkling wine into a plastic cup, for example, the bubbles apparently stick to the walls of the cup quite strongly, which causes larger bubbles to form.
The study further showed that larger the bubbles, the worse the wine will taste, according to the university researchers. They also said that styrofoam is also to be avoided this party season.
The author of the University of Texas study, Kyle S. Spratt, found that bubbles also form differently in styrofoam.
It turns out the bubble formation process on styrofoam is completely different than on glass.
He added that if one ever resorts to drinking champagne from a Styrofoam cup, the bubbles will be fairly different.
The study found that the bubbles in more expensive, fine sparkling wines are smaller and therefore make the wines taste better quality....