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POP Quiz


Who doesn't feel at least a small rush of excitement upon the opening of a bottle of Champagne? After all, it's the wine we choose to celebrate weddings, births, anniversaries and promotions. Here's a quick quiz to see how much you know about the wine world's bubbly superstar.

1. How fast can a Champagne cork travel when it is allowed to fly unrestrained from the bottle?

2. What is the pressure inside a bottle of Champagne?

3. What is a magnum of Champagne?

4. How many bubbles are in a typical bottle of French Champagne?

5. At what temperature is sparkling wine best served?

Answers:

1. Up to 50 mph.

2. About 90 pounds per square inch (psi). Compare that to automobile tire pressure, which is about 32 psi.

3. A magnum is 1.5 liters, or equal to two regular bottles.

4. Experts who measure such things estimate 49 million bubbles.

5. 42 degrees F to 47 degrees F.


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