Apparently the popping cork sound ‘makes wine taste better’ - we wholeheartedly agree!

A recent survey has said that the sound of a popping cork enhances the experience of tasting the wine. 

‘The sound and sight of a cork being popped sets our expectations before the wine has even touched our lips, and these expectations then anchor our subsequent tasting experience,’ said Professor Spence of Oxford University’s crossmodal research laboratory.

We wholeheartedly agree, the sound of a popping cork gives a wonderful expectation of bubbles popping on the tongue. More reasons to enjoy your regular glass of English Sparkling Wine!

Some key factoids about cork;

Cork comes from the cork tree

Over 200,000 tonnes are produced each year

Portugal and then Spain are the largest producers of cork

The harvesting of cork bark is sustainable (as it doesn't kill the tree)!  

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/popping-cork-sound-makes-wine-taste-better-experiment-377364/