Say it ain't so! Champagne cork to be replaced by metal top

on 07/09/10 at 3:48 pm

Booze News

It is a sound associated with celebration around the world, but the pop of a traditional champagne cork could soon be replaced by the click of a metal cap if one leading producer’s experiment takes off.

Duval-Leroy, one of the larger Champagne houses which produced more than 6 million of the 320 million bottles of Champagne made last year, will start selling bottles with aluminum tops later this year.

This will be the first time cork has not been used to secure bottles of the famous sparkling wine in its 350-year history.

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