Mais Non! French Ditch the Champagne Cork

Don't fret: new metal cork will still create pop and fizz
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2009 9:41 AM CDT
Don't worry, David Brabham: even with the new aluminum corks, you can still spray champagne like you did after winning the American Le Mans Acura Sports Car Challenge on April 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – Fed up with imperfect corks tainting its high-end Champagne, one French winemaker is tossing tradition aside in favor of a—gasp!—aluminum cork. BBC reports. Before you faint in horror, Duval-Leroy stresses that this is no screw-top cap: the new plug will make the same pop and spray a traditional cork creates.