Uncorking champagne doesn’t have to be difficult!
It’s New Year’s Eve tonight! Are you going out to celebrate or will you be staying in? However you decide to kick in the New Year, a bottle of champagne can only make it better! Unless, of course, someone gets hit in the face when the cork leaves the bottle. That’s always a bit of a bummer.
With these steps, uncorking champagne will never go wrong again!
Four simple steps
Uncorking a bottle of champagne can be a bit daunting. There’s the hope that someone in the crowd has the knowledge (or just the confidence) to do it properly, but there’s always a chance that you’re the one left with the task. Especially if you’re the one hosting the party. You’ll never have to fear for your guests’ eyes ever again with these four simple steps, though. Uncorking a bottle might even become fun! So, here’s what to do…
- Chill the bottle: The science behind this is that as long as the bottle is cold enough, the champagne won’t foam too much when you open it, and it won’t spill over and create a mess. The right temperature is around 7 °C.
- Take off the foil and loosen the wire: Remove the foil around the cork, and carefully twist loose the wire cage. Do make sure to keep the cork carefully within this wire cage, though. You don’t want it to pop on its own. Very carefully take off the wire cage while holding the cork.
- Cover the top with a napkin and twist the bottle loose: Tightly keep hold of the bottle, and aim it away from yourself. Keep a firm grip on the cork and carefully twist the bottle. So, keep the cork still, but twist the bottle. You’ll notice the cork will come loose and pop out of the bottle easily.
- Pour the champagne: Pour about two fingers worth of champagne into a flute and then wait until the bubbles have subsided before filling the flute.
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Source: Good Housekeeping | Image: Pixabay