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Trick for more bubbles in your champagne: Don't wear lipstick

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Drinking champagne on New Year's Eve at the stroke of midnight is, for many, a tradition. So how can you get more bubbles in your bubbly?

According to Richard Zare, a chemist from Stanford University, don't wear lipstick.

When a drinker wears lipstick, it can kill the bubbles in champagne. The oils in lip products like ChapStick, Vaseline, lip gloss, or lipstick will destroy surface tension in the drink.

When that surface tension is destroyed, the bubbles will pop, leaving a flatter glass of champagne.

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