How To Open A Champagne Bottle Properly
Want to find out how to open a champagne bottle properly? You never know when you'll be at a party and the host will hand you a bottle of champagne to open. Perhaps you're hosting a party, and you don't want to look like a social misfit by grappling with a bottle of bubbly. Opening a champagne bottle properly is not difficult at all - you just need a little instruction.
- Set the bottle of champagne on a flat surface such as a table and remove any tin foil that may be covering the top of it. This is sometimes easier for women to do because they have nails, but men can usually manage to loosen a bit of the tin foil up around the cork. Once you've got a loose end of the foil, just unwrap it all and remove from the bottle of champagne.
- Next, check for wire. Many champagne bottles have a wire noose around the cork. There is normally a tab or loop of the wire that you unwind, and then you just pull the wire up over the cork and remove all the wire. You now have exposed the cork, and are ready to open the champagne bottle properly.
- Hold the neck of the champagne bottle with one hand, and grasp the cork in the other hand. Slowly begin to loosen the cork by twisting it. You want to hold onto the cork the entire time so the cork doesn't come flying out and hit someone in the eye or break something. So, as you twist off the cork, keep one hand on the cork and the other on the bottle.
- It is usually a good idea to remove a champagne cork over a sink or at a surface such as a counter as there may very well be some champagne that escapes as you remove the cork. You don't want to end up with champagne all over the floor or yourself. Another good idea is to step out onto a deck or into the garage, if you're able to, to avoid any spills in the house.
- Another tip that many use is to put a clean kitchen towel over the cork before you open it. This also helps absorb any champagne that may come bubbling out.
Although it's dramatic to pop the cork off a champagne bottle, letting it fly along with a good portion of the bottle's contents, these tips explain how to open a champagne bottle properly. If you're outside in an open area and want to let the cork fly, just make sure you have the cork aimed up into the sky or at least away from where people are standing. When inside someone's home, they will appreciate the fact that you can open a champagne bottle properly without getting the floors sticky.