how many bubbles are in a glass of champagne?

french researcher, gerard liger-belair

has spent more than 15 years studying the drink

and has released his best guess:


that is science, trial and error, trying until you get it right.

in support of his very thorough study,

I may be conducting my own research this evening. 


 “champagne…it gives you the impression that every day is sunday.”

– marlene detrich



 credits: veuve cliquot vintage ad, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, bbc

60 responses »

  1. The best – again…. (you DO tell me if I’m going on your nerves for my repeats regarding your posts, won’t you?!) 🙂

    There are things in this world which make me wanna scream – this ‘research’ is one of them – who the heck is paying for researches like that one? I would have done it for free – gladly!!!!

    Santé and to a happy, healthy, joy-filled 366 days to come, to you and yours as well as all those who enjoy your blog as much as I do!

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  2. I wonder if we’ll start to see “number of bubbles per glass” on champagne labels as some sort of measure of quality. I wish you the best with your own research study, but I much prefer beer – it makes every day seem like Friday… Happy New Year!

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  3. I never would have thought the bubbles were able to last to count to a million. And now that I think about, with bubbles rising to the top of the goblet or bottle. Either way I think he needs to get a job unless he is just filthy rich and is related to the Count on Sesame Street! Thanks for a thought provoking post. N

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  4. Oh no, I didn’t count the bubbles in the champagne last night, I’m off to buy another bottle (or two …) to ensure I help contribute to this research! Hope you had a wonderful New Year filled with millions of bubbles! 😀

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  5. Thanks for the giggle. I’d love to help you research but I can only drink Champagne with orange juice or it makes me cough. I haven’t figured out why. I love champagne. Right now I’m on a Jagermeister kick. Doing research to see if it can help me live to 84 like my Aunt. Here’s to experiments. 😉 Happy 2020, Beth.

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