Can You Carbonate Wine?

We’ve carbonated quite a few things in the past, but I realized recently we’ve never actually tried carbonating wine. Since quite a few cocktails call for sparkling wine, this felt like a perfect experiment.

Important note:

My SodaStream clearly states that it is ONLY for carbonating water. Carbonating non-water liquids will almost certainly invalidate any warranty, and should be done with extreme caution. Working with any pressurized gas can be dangerous, so attempt this at your own risk!

Will it Carbonate?

Give it a try (at your own risk!)

Step 1: Add wine to your SodaStream bottle

I found one 750ml bottle of wine fit perfectly to the SodaStream fill line.

Step 2: Carbonate!

Press the button to carbonate, and continue until your Sodastream makes its usual “buzz” to indicate it’s done. I recommend doing this slowly in short bursts, watching for signs of overflow and taking breaks if needed to let the bubbles settle.

Step 3: Release

You’ll probably want a few towels around for this, or do it over the sink!

Very, very slowly release the bottle from the Sodastream. Again, if needed stop and wait for the bubbles to dissipate. This could take a couple minutes, but it’ll drastically reduce the overflow and mess.

P1 - Carbonated Wine

Tasting Notes:

I was very surprised to say it wasn’t bad! As with any time you carbonate, a slight acidity is added, but it’s not overpowering. The bubbles dissipate quickly but left my Rose very pleasantly fizzy and drinkable. I really liked it!

P2 - Carbonated Wine

What should we carbonate next?

Let us know in the commets!

Can You Carbonate Wine? is a post from: A Bar Above Mixology

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