Use these three steps to safely open a bottle of champagne
Stick to the following three steps and you’ll never have to worry about opening a bottle of champagne, or sparkling wine
, every again.
And you won’t have to contend with volatile corks or spillage either.
Step 1: Start with the cage around the champagne’s cork
Loosen the cage that covers the cork. Six half turns should do the trick, the experts at Wine Folly
The cage should be loose enough to come over the lip of the bottle, but don’t take it off.
Once you’ve loosened the cage, keep your hand over the cage and cork.
Step 2: Hold the bottle of champagne at a 45° angle
Hold the bottle of champagne at a 45° angle, with one hand covering the cage and cork, and the other hand on the base of the bottle.
Slowly start to rotate the base of the bottle of champagne. Make sure you keep a firm hold of the cage and cork at this stage,
Step 3: Removing the cork from the champagne bottle
As you continue to rotate the bottle at the base, you’ll feel the pressure building at the cork. Make sure you put pressure on the cork and cage to keep them in place.
Continue to slowly rotate the bottle and the cork will simply pop out, safely in its cage.
You can then remove the cage with the cork inside. If you keep the bottle at a 45° angle for a few more seconds, it’ll stop any of the champagne escaping.
So there you have it, how to open a bottle of champagne perfectly every time.
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