Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- A bottle of champagne (or half a bottle or whatever you have left)
- An empty jar (make sure it can fit all of the champagne you plan to use)
- A cheese cloth or coffee filter (cheese cloth is preferable)
- A rubber band
Step 2: Pour Your Champagne and Seal It!
- Pour your champagne int your empty jar.
- Cover the top of your jar with your cheese cloth or coffee filter
- Keep your cheese cloth/coffee filter tight by placing your rubber band around it.
- Store it in a cool, dry, dark area.
Step 3: Wait for It...
Tips & Explanations
Why not just cover the jar with a lid?
You want your champagne to be exposed to oxygen. This speeds up the oxidation process more than if you kept an airtight lid on it.
So if I want more oxygen should I just not put anything over the top of my jar at all?
That's not such a good idea. The purpose of the filter is to keep dust and bacteria out. Without any form of cover, you will end up with a jar of mold.
How will I know when it's ready?
When your jar smells like vinegar, silly!