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How To Open a Bottle Of Champagne

Watch more Wine Drinking & Education videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - The trick is to pop the cork with style and flair--and without creating a dangerous projectile. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Make sure bottle is chilled Champagne is best opened when very cold, so make sure you're working with a well-chilled bottle. 43 to 48 degrees is ideal. Tip Put the bottle in a champagne bucket full of ice. To speed up the chilling process, add cold water and a little salt. Step 2: Dry bottle & point cork Dry off the bottle so you can get a good grip, and point the cork away from people. Step 3: Peel foil wrapper Peel off the foil wrapper, keeping the wire cage intact. Step 4: Grip bottle Loosely grip the bottle's neck, placing your thumb on top of the cork. Step 5: Untwist wire cage Begin untwisting the wire cage, keeping your finger (or palm) firmly over the cork. Tip Drape a towel over the bottle's cork and neck for added protection. Step 6: Twist bottle & pull down Don't twist the cork at all. Keeping a good grip on the cork, and the bottle at a 45-degree angle, twist the fat part of the bottle as you pull the bottle down. Step 7: Pop and pour When you hear the tell-tale soft pop, you're home free—pour away! Did You Know? A study has shown that consuming moderate amounts of champagne may help the brain cope with the trauma of a stroke, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease.
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