A glass of champagne
Here's Why You Should Never Toss Flat Sparkling Wine
By Kelly Douglas
Sparkling wines are great additions to various dishes, and even wines whose carbonation falls flat have enough flavor to elevate your go-to meals and other recipes.
The bubbles in a sparkling wine typically give the drink a more acidic flavor than its still counterpart. With higher acidity comes the ability to impart more flavor to a dish.
Some sparkling wines are sweet and can make a dish saccharine, so for less distinct flavors, choose wines with "brut" on their label, which means they are dry sparkling wines.
As a flavorful addition to vinegar and salad dressings, sparkling wines also pair well with heavier sauces, keep meats moist, and add extra levels of flavor to baked goods.