How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

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If champagne will be a part of your Valentine’s Day, be sure you know how to open it without putting an eye out.

Though it’s very dramatic to “pop the cork” and send it flying across the room, the correct way to open a bottle of champagne is far quieter … and also doesn’t waste any bubbly or put anyone in harm’s way.

Simply point the bottle away from yourself and others. Remove the foil. Cup your hand over the cork or drape a towel over it as you twist open the wire cage. With your hand firmly over the cork, twist the bottle with the other hand. Move the cork back and forth to ease it out of the bottle.

Whatever you do, don’t use a corkscrew — that would spell disaster!

Photo by sfllaw.

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