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Uncorked: The Science of Champagne

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"Uncorked" quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world's most prized beverages. Esteemed for its freshness, vitality, and sensuality, champagne is a wine of great complexity. Mysteries aplenty gush forth with the popping of that cork. Just what is that fizz? Can you judge champagne quality by how big the bubbles are, how long they last, or how they ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published June 2nd 2013 by Princeton University Press (first published September 27th 2004)
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Deborah Ideiosepius
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone fond or champagne, physics of bubbles, or art photography
This elegantly written little book combines several things I am very fond of:

Science: Since I trained in Marine Science, the physics of the life and behaviour of bubbles is very much my cup of tea... or glass of champagne.

Art: As a hobby artist I loved the stunning time sequence black and white photography as well as the stills from the high speed video.

Champagne! Wonderful stuff that it is, this book starts out presenting some of the history of and techniques of champagne making.

The straightfor
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Lynnee Argabright
This was so fantastic--it was well-written, clear, and informative. It presented a lot of information about champagne that I was curious about and explained the physics that caused it. This was written by a physicist and there were many very beautiful, precise specific photographs of champagne bubbles. The book was short. I liked the wide, short paper trim with large margins, large letting, and double-spaced formatting (I scoffed a bit at first, but honestly it helped me to understand what was g ...more
Dennis Willingham
A brief history and overview of the making of champagne followed by probably more than the average person wants to know about the physics of bubbles. I was intrigued, but then I like this kind of stuff. A quick, interesting and fairly enertaining read.
Charie La Marr
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Won this on Good Reads. I don't drink but it was absolutely fascinating. I loved it! For anyone who is interested in wines and spirits, is a chef, etc, this is a must have in your collection. I love the way the author put this book together. It was fun! Great book! Thanks for sending it to me!
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