We drink champagne for just about every occasion we can. Weddings, work celebrations, birthdays, any other reason we deem worthy enough to celebrate. The truth is though, many people do not like champagne. A big reason is they do not like the way that the chill and tingle of the bubbles combine on their taste buds. If you are one of these people, you might want to try drinking the champagne warm next time. There are actually studies that say it tastes better because at room temperature it is actually more bubbly, which means it has more flavor. It might take some adjusting to get used to the warmer temperature, but many people have actually gotten to where they prefer the warmer flavor.
It’s a great mixer!
Champagne can also be mixed with other items as well to create a mixed drink. A lot of people prefer that the mixed drink be made with warm champagne because of the flavor it brings to the drink. For example, a Mimosa is a very popular champagne mixed drink, but sometimes, depending on the temperature and the orange juice, it can be a little sour. One way to fight the sour taste is to mix the drink with warmer champagne, and even warmer orange juice.
That being said, champagne is meant to be a cold drink; however, most people actually end up making it too cold. The target temperature should be between 45 and 50 degrees. This would be equivalent to a water bucket with ice cubes in it. Typically, champagne is put in a bucket full of just ice and the temperature is brought down way lower. This reduces the amount of bubbles which reduces the flavor and makes the drink too cold for many people.
Don’t trash it till you try it!
That’s, right, don’t trash it till you try it. You won’t need to call Waste Focus or another trash hauler to come take away your crates of warm champagne (though you can learn more about them if you like)! But because champagne is meant to be a cold drink, many people hate the idea of drinking it warm. It is kind of taboo. Really, it all boils down to your preference. Do you like your champagne overly chilled, the “correct” temperature, a little warm, or room temperature. How you are drinking it might even influence your preferences as well. Basically, warm champagne is not bad and it will not make you sick like many myths have said. It actually can bring a different flavor and keep the champagne from getting too dry too quick like it might in the refrigerator. If you have not given it a try, you might want to think about it.
Either way, enjoy your champagne warm, cold, or “just right”!