When things effervesce, they fizz and froth like a carbonated drink. Champagne is a well known sweet wine that effervesces.

Anything that bubbles in a foamy, frothy way can be said to effervesce. Soda poured over ice in a glass effervesces, and waves on a beach sometimes effervesce as they break, leaving tiny bubbles on the sand. Things that are bubbly or carbonated are effervescent — and both words come from a Latin root, effervescere, "to boil up or boil over," combining ex, "out," and fervescere, "begin to boil."

Definitions of effervesce
  1. verb
    become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    synonyms: fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
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    form a lather
    foam as if boiling
    type of:
    form, produce, or emit bubbles
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