bubble

Lemma

bubble

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

A natural byproduct of the fermentation process, containing carbon dioxide. 1

Nota

Bubbles in wine were known to vintners long before they could reliably capture and preserve this phenomenon in the bottle. As a natural byproduct of the fermentation process, carbon dioxide is released in the liquid to provide a “sparkle”. In the Northern climates, cold weather sometimes arrives early after harvest, stopping fermentation before the sugar is completely used up. Warm weather in the spring often causes it to start up again, resulting in carbonated wine. The English imported wine in casks. They found also that adding sugar to tart, acidic wine would often soon cause it to sparkle and they developed a liking for it. English bottles were much stronger than those in France and not as inclined to burst when the pressure built up. 2

Contesto

They use dark bottles to protect the contents from light and thicker glass than regular wine bottles, to preserve the bubbles. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈbə-bəl] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1398, perhaps from M.Du. bobbel (n.) and/or M.L.G. bubbeln (v.), all probably of echoic origin. Bubble bath first recorded 1949; bubble-gum is from 1937. Of financial schemes originally in South Sea Bubble (1599), on notion of "fragile and insubstantial." Bubbly "champagne" is attested from 1920, shortened from bubbly water (1910). 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Sun Feb 8 00:00:00 2026
Autore

Sara Pescarmona rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://www.winepros.org/wine101/sparkling.htm », (26/02/2008)

2 : «http://www.winesathome.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1490», (17/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.vinoview.com/vino_view/2007/02/bubbles_in_wine.html%20%22», (26/02/2008)

4 : «http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubble », (17/10/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=bubble&searchmode=none», (26/02/2008)

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