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Raisin as Champagne Restorer

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Champagne bottle and glassesJames Baigrie

Drop a raisin into the open bottle a few minutes before pouring and any last gasps of carbon dioxide that are left in the wine will stick to the raisin’s ridged surface, then release again as tiny bubbles. A little more sparkle to lift your spirits.


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