|Opening a bottle of Champagne
Champagne is associated
with celebrations, joy and happiness. Guests
feel honoured when the host serves champagne.
Opening a bottle of champagne calls from some
The bottle should not be
shaken at all. If the bottle is shaken, the
pressure in the bottle increases and a lot of
champagne spills over and gets wasted when the
corks come off.
the bottle, first remove
the wire enclosure around the cork. Hold the
bottle firmly in place by pressing it against
The cork then must be
slowly twisted around. When the cork is out
of the neck of the bottle, a slight pressure
applied by the flick of the thumb sends the cork
flying out of the bottle. The bottle should
therefore be aimed away from faces and crystal
or any other breakable things.
Champagne can be opened
without the sound of the big pop.
Connoisseurs strive for a quite muffled or
hissing sound. This prevents too much air from
escaping, prevents spillage of the precious
liquid and retains the bubbles which give the
wine its character.