Researchers solve mystery of why champagne bubbles rise in straight line

Bubbles in champagne rise up in a straight line unlike other fizzy drinks like beer or soda

Nina Massey
Wednesday 03 May 2023 16:17 BST
<p>Unlike other fizzy drinks like beer or soda, bubbles in champagne go up in a straight line</p>

Unlike other fizzy drinks like beer or soda, bubbles in champagne go up in a straight line

Whether you call it a glass of bubbly, bubbles or fizz, champagne is worthy of a toast, and now researchers have discovered why its bubbles rise in the way they do.

Unlike other fizzy drinks like beer or soda, bubbles in champagne go up in a straight line.

The study suggests the stable bubble chains in champagne and other sparkling wines occur due to ingredients that act as soap-like compounds called surfactants.

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