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8 Bartender Secrets and New Tools Best to Save Leftover Champagne

bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.

Surely you’ve had this dilemma: you’ve sprung for a premium luxury bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, and there’s a significant amount left in the bottle when the celebration ends. Now what? Pour it out? Ouch. Drink the rest yourself? Maybe not . . . Preserve it and keep the bubbles fizzy until the mood strikes again? It may sound unlikely, but it’s actually possible to save that bottle, dear reader. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy investigated, and she’s sharing bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.

the bartender secrets and new tools to preserve leftover champagne

The cork has been popped, but now what? If there are still a few glasses worth leftover from your New Year’s Eve festivities, you might be surprised to hear that with the proper storage techniques and tools, it can stay effervescent for up to 4 weeks. Good news — especially if you’ve got your hands on a prized vintage. 

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And why relegate the pleasure of a good champagne to a once a year celebration? Did you just take down the Christmas tree? Champagne! Fold all the laundry? Champagne! Here are the need-to-know basics for storing an opened bottle of bubbly and some tools to invest in so that you can make the celebration last as long as possible. 

bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.

Bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.

How to preserve expensive leftover champagne

The Basics 

You get what you pay for

A good quality champagne actually lasts longer than an inexpensive bottle. French chemist Gerard Liger-Belair, author of Uncorked: The Science of Champagne, explained to NPR that the traditional Champagne method produces the kind of tiny bubbles that cannot escape into the atmosphere, and gets mainly dissolved into the Champagne. In a budget bubbly,  the CO2 is sometimes injected — similar to the process used to create carbonated soft drinks. And we all know how quickly those get flat!

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Chill out

All champagne should be stored at the optimal temperature of 50 to 55. By keeping the Champagne cold, you’re reducing the amount of gas that’s released.

bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.

Bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.

Play it straight

As Elise Cordell, national ambassador for Perrier-Jouët Champagne, told Food 52, “It’s important to keep the bottle upright, and in a part of your fridge that won’t experience a lot of movement, like the door for example.” 

5 New Tools and stoppers Best for Keeping leftover Champagne Fizzy

1. the luxury champagne stopper

A good Champagne stopper produces a tight seal to lock in all that good carbon dioxide. This silver plated stopper from Ercuis, one of the leading silversmiths in France, ensures that your favorite bottle is hermetically sealed.

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2. the heavy duty champagne stopper

This elegant design belies its weighted professional-grade steel which seals the bottle completely to preserve effervescence and keep the good times rolling on.

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3. coravin sparkling preservation system

If you’re looking to enjoy your Champagne as long as possible, look no further than this MIT-engineered preservation system. It will keep the crisp flavor of your favorite sparkling wine for up to 4 weeks thanks to a special innovation that allows the user to charge their bottle with CO2 gas after it’s been opened. There is also an indicator to let you know when the appropriate pressure has been reached.

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4. perlage champagne preservation system

How do restaurants sell glasses of their grand marques without waste? This kit uses the same technology used by over 10,000 fine restaurants to keep their Champagne good for weeks and even months. With a pressurizer, CO2 cartridges, and valve,  Perlage can recarbonate even a bottle that has gone flat.

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5. genesis preservation and wine dispensing system

If you’re a serious entertainer with a bar set up for lots of guests and parties, you want your guests to indulge in whatever drinks they want — not just what’s been opened. Here’s how to save leftover champagne and sparkling wines for the next party. The Genesis is the only single bottle preservation and dispensing system designed for both sparkling and still wine. After pouring the first glass, the IntelliCork provides both vacuum and gas preservation technology to both remove oxygen from each bottle while simultaneously creating a secure closure to eliminate any possibility of oxidation. 

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best tools to preserve expensive leftover champagne

Those are the bartender tactics and tools you need to know when it comes to how to preserve expensive leftover champagne at home, including new stoppers and gadgets to keep it fizzy.

There’s no need to experiment with the dubious method of sticking a silver spoon to preserve that expensive bottle of Champagne. Whether it’s a simple stopper or an investment worthy preservation system, you’ll never feel the regret of pouring a delicious bottle of champagne down the drain again. Cheers! 

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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