The future aside, Uncorked is an interesting, enjoyable read for anyone who has gazed too long upon a champagne-filled flute. The author focuses mainly on the physics of the bubbling process. Using high-speed photography, he overturns a popular myth about the formation and flow of the bubbles. Although conventional wisdom holds that bubbles collect and flow upward from points of impurity in the glass--small cavities or cracks--these spots are actually too small. Instead, Liger-Belair explains, the CO2 gathers in the gas pockets of cellulose fibers stuck to the walls of the flute, deposited by dish towels or dust. A perfectly clean glass, therefore, would yield a perfectly boring glass of champagne.