Does a Spoon in the Bottle Keep Open Champagne Bubbly?

Will a spoon keep your champagne from falling flat overnight? There's only one way to find out!

Whether it’s a can of soda (or maybe pop, depending on where you’re from), some sparkling water or a bottle of champagne, you’ll want to finish most carbonated drinks in one sitting. If left uncovered at room temp or even in the refrigerator, the beverage loses its fizz.

To preserve open bottles of bubbly, TikTok creators have been talking about a “spoon in your champagne bottle” hack that has us scratching our heads. Does this really work? I decided to put this method to the test.

What Is the Champagne Spoon Trick?

It’s no secret that champagne is great for celebrations and brunch mimosas. However, it’s not the best a day or two later, even if you’ve refrigerated the bottle. When carbonated drinks are opened, according to the American Chemical Society, the carbon dioxide that makes your drink fizz leaks out into the air and the result is a bubble-less sip.

How is a metal spoon supposed to prevent nature from taking its course? It’s all about temperature. Allegedly, placing a metal spoon handle-down into an opened bottle of champagne preserves fizz by regulating temperature. It’s thought that, when placed in the fridge, the metal spoon absorbs warm air from the neck of the bottle. Note that cold air is denser than warm air, so with only chilled air left, the spoon is thought to create a sort of natural barrier to the escaping carbon dioxide.

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Does a Spoon Keep Champagne Bubbly?

There’s only one way to find out! I went ahead and tested this hack at home. This is one of the simpler TikTok hacks I’ve tried; all I had to do was pop the bubbly, drop a metal spoon down the neck (handle-down) and leave the bottle in the fridge overnight. Oh, and I made sure to taste it before leaving it uncorked, just to make a better comparison the next day.

spoon in champagne bottle in refrigeratorHannah Twietmeyer for Taste of Home

In the morning, I pulled the spoon out and poured myself a small sip. It tasted just like it did the day before, bubbles and all. In fact, I even poured more of it into a glass to check the fizz factor, and it was like the bottle was freshly popped.

cup of bubbly champagne on a counter with the bottle and a spoonHannah Twietmeyer for Taste of Home

That’s a win in my book! As long as we’re taking advice from TikTok, check out these viral gadgets you need in your life.

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.