How to Open a Bottle of Champagne Like a Pro

There’s no special talent needed to open a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine without injuring your guests.

There are two common methods for opening a bottle of champagne.

Method 1: Unscrew wire cage. Shake bottle vigorously. Allow corkamorimcork How to Open a Bottle of Champagne Like a Pro
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to pop. Wait for spray to stop. Pour into mouth.

Perfect if you’re in the winning World Series locker room. Not so much for a wedding party. For that you’ll want to employ Method 2…

Here’s what you do:
1 -Take the bottle out of the refrigerator or ice bucket.

2 – Using a towel, wipe the excess moisture from the bottle. (You want to be able to get a good grip on it.)

3 – Drape the towel over the neck of the bottle, and loosely wrap, covering the cork. (This keeps the cork from knocking a guest unconscious should it get away from you.)

4 – Holding your thumb over the cork, unscrew the wire cage and remove. (Useless trivia: Almost all wire cages are secured with 6 half twists.)

5 – Holding the cork in place, get a firm grip on the bottom of the bottle. Twist the bottle, NOT THE CORK, until you feel the cork start to release.

6 – The cork should come out with a soft whoosh, not a loud pop. A loud pop means you’ve let too much air escape. And that’s bad. You want to preserve as many bubbles as possible. And women love a guy who can control his pop.