French Champagne company G.H. Mumm has partnered with space design agency Spade to launch Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, which can be enjoyed in space.

According to Mumm cellar master Didier Mariotti, the champagne-drinking experience is very different in zero gravity.

He said in a statement: “It’s a very surprising feeling. Because of zero gravity, the liquid instantly coats the entire inside of the mouth, magnifying the taste sensations.

“There’s less fizziness and more roundness and generosity, enabling the wine to express itself fully.”

Crafted from transparent glass, the bottle uses champagne’s gas to expel the liquid into a ring-shaped frame, where it is concentrated into a droplet of bubbles. Once released it needs to be captured by custom-made glass whose interior holds on to the champagne via surface tension.

Mumm global brand director Louis de Fautereau said: “By rising to this new challenge, Mumm defies gravity and once again pushes the limits of innovation. This revolutionary bottle illustrates the Maison’s status as an icon of the avant-garde.”

According to Spade’s founder Octave de Gaulle, over the last 40 years, engineers had shaped space travel rather than designers.

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He said: “Instead of seeing zero gravity as a problem to be solved, we look at it as a design possibility.

“The main design challenge for Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar was actually getting the liquid out of the bottle.”

The Champagne will officially launch in September and according to Mumm, it will soon be served to participants in zero gravity flights organised by Novespace.

The company is also discussing plans to supply it to future space missions and commercial space flights.

Mumm is not the first company to try and tap into space tourism market. In April, an Australian company 4 Pines Brewing Company, together with space engineering company Saber Astronautics, invented the world’s first beer bottle designed for zero gravity. While in 2015, Ballantine’s, which is a range of Blended Scotch whiskies produced by Pernod Ricard, launched a Space Glass for whiskey.