Sunday, October 5, 2008
I bought a bottle of red burčák last week from a roadside stand.
Burčák is the young, partially fermented wine that the Czechs love to drink at this time of the year. It can be quite good, almost like alcoholic apple cider. It goes down quickly and can catch up with you, since it has an alcohol content of around 5% to 8%.
Anyway, I drank about two-thirds of the 2-liter bottle. When I came back to the bottle, the foam on the top of the burčák had taken the shape of the indentations on the bottom of the bottle.
When I shook it up a bit to destroy the flowerlike pattern, it reappeared a short time later.
Anyone know how or why this happens?