Get a Bead on It

Understanding the bubbles in sparkling wine
Get a Bead on It
Senior editor Alison Napjus. (David Yellen)
From the Dec 31, 2021, issue

Creamy, lacy, silky, plush, crunchy, crisp, chalky, finely detailed, refined: these are all words used to describe the bubbles found in a sparkling wine. Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus explains how bubbles are produced in sparkling wine production, and how they affect the overall drinking experience.

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