New muselet for the champagne bottle

A new wire cage muselet for sparkling wine

A new wire cage muselet for sparkling wine

Will this new invention be accepted by the Champagne producers? It is not easy to introduce new closures in the Champagne region (we recall Champagne Duval-Leroy’s attempt a couple years ago, that failed due to regulations). Perhaps Pierre-Eric Jolly will have more luck with his invention.

At first sight, it is not a great revolution. He has simply invented a wire cage (muselet) that has three wire legs (shaped like a Y) instead of four. This new wire cage will be combined with a plastic cap, made to 80% of recycled plastic. Pierre-Eric Jolly produce champagne in the Aude and he sees his invention as a saving of both money and the environment.

With the Y wire cage you use 41% less steel wire. Pierre-Eric Jolly estimates that if all producers in Champagne changed to the Y wire cage it would save 105 000 km of wire each year (two and a half times the circumference of the earth!).

See the new invention on this video:

Update: also on YouTube:


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