After years of research and development, French champagne house G. H. Mumm has unveiled the world's first champagne bottle designed for space travel, meaning that it is now possible to drink champagne in space.
“Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar has now achieved full compliance with space requirements thanks to the collaboration with CNES, attesting to its readiness for future space flights,” the official website of G. H. Mumm notes.
The champagne has notes of ripe yellow fruit, vine peach, dried fruit, hazelnut and praline, as well as a touch of vanilla and pastry notes.
The bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar is coated with a protective layer of aeronautical-grade aluminum and has a stainless-steel opening and closing device. The cork is held in place by a ring atop the neck. If you squeeze a finger-controlled valve, a globule of champagne will be released in the form of foam. Drinkers can scoop the wine out of the air using a tiny glass with a long stem that resembles an egg cup.
The champagne was successfully tested during a parabolic flight on an Airbus. The creators hope that this champagne will help astronauts and space tourists get a taste of social life even away from Earth. The price of the drink is yet to be determined.