Wine

The next round of space of travel is going to be a serious party - zero gravity champagne especially created to raise a toast in outer space

18 June, 2018

A few weeks ago we covered a Kickstarter campaign looking to create the world's first "space beer" as pioneers look toward the future of space tourism with a partying eye. Well, the folks at G. H. Mumm & Cie don't need to raise funds to create a party in space, they've already done it. Meet the first zero gravity champagne ready for a toast when space tourism gets flying.

You got to see this for yourself...

Created by Maison Mumm in partnership with space design agency Spade, the Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar employs a revolutionary new bottle and glass concept that uses the champagne’s own gas to expel the liquid into a ring-shaped frame, where it is concentrated into a droplet of bubbles. It can then be passed to someone and released into the air, where it floats until gathered up in a specially designed glass. If the concept is difficult to follow, check out the video that not only shows how the bottle was designed and constructed, but also how the Champagne is consumed in zero gravity.

Interestingly, this new method of pouring and consuming Champagne also impacts its flavor and texture. While it floats in zero gravity or even in the special glasses, the Champagne is in the form of an effervescent foam, it is only once it is in the drinker’s mouth that it transforms into a liquid. “It’s a very surprising feeling,” said Mumm’s Cellar Master Didier Mariotti. “Because of zero gravity, the liquid instantly coats the entire inside of the mouth, magnifying the taste sensations. There’s less fizziness and more roundness and generosity, enabling the wine to express itself fully.”

The Champagne is consumed using a special glass that resembles a tiny coupe. Surface tension makes the floating droplet adhere to the glass, allowing it to be raised to the lips, but the real reason for creating this glass is because the design also enables glasses to be clinked together in a toast. This simple act brings the familiar celebratory aspects of the Champagne ritual to the foreignness of space.

While there’s no telling when ordinary folk might be able to try this Space age Champagne, discussions to have Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar supplied to future space missions and commercial space flights are already underway.

[Via Luxury Launches]