A researcher tried to count the bubbles in a glass of sparkling wine
Whenever you celebrate something, a classic is opening a bottle of sparkling wine to toast together. However, there is a question that you have probably never asked yourself when filling your glass: how many bubbles are there?
A French researcher asked himself this and decided to analyze a glass of champagne to answer, once and for all, this existential question. In reality, this data is important for aficionados, since the quantity of bubbles (obviously not the exact number) is considered an important parameter by the sommeliers during their evaluations.
Answering this question was not at all easy since the quantity of bubbles depends on the carbon dioxide dissolved in the wine but also on the micro-imperfections of the glass and the impurities present in the wine.
Through the realization of some theoretical models and with the definition of a mathematical equation, the researcher was able to calculate the number considering the variables listed above. The result? In each glass, there are on average about 1,000,000 bubbles.