Champagne: How to Keep the Fizz
These days, I always have a stopper at hand, but I’m just as likely to grab a spoon as I am the little gadget, so you can imagine my delight when tonight, just as we were finishing a really delicious dinner at Chez Josephine (on the rue du Cherche-Midi in Paris), I saw the waiter pop a spoon into the top of an opened bottle of Champagne before stashing it in the fridge.
My question was: “Does it really work?”
And his answer was: “It works for me; it works for my mother, who taught me the trick; and it worked for her mother, who taught it to her.”
Of course. And who’d argue with three generations of spooners?