Never fear a bottle of Champagne exploding again with this awesome trick! A one-minute video shows how anyone can keep Champagne from exploding while you’re opening it.
Avoid Exploding Champagne: Step by Step
Here’s a convenient summary of everything you should do.
- Keep your sparkling wine extra cold (but don’t freeze it!) The colder the wine is, the less pressure it will have.
- Remove the foil and untwist the tab with 6 rotations. Leave the cage and cork together.
- While holding the cage and cork firmly with one hand, rotate the base of the bottle.
- Apply resistance as the cage and cork push out so the wine opens with a slow “pffffft!”
- Hold bottle at a 45° angle so that bottle pressure doesn’t bubble out.
- Pour into glasses at an angle to preserve bubbles
- Why Wine Glasses Matter
- Find out why wine glasses make a sizable difference to the way wine tastes. Also, is there a difference between stemmed and stemless glasses?
- Wine Temperature
- Turns out, we should all be putting red wine in the fridge for 15–30 minutes prior to opening it.
- Champagne Tricks
- Open a bottle of Champagne safely, even after shaking it, make sure to put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Decanting Wine
- Pretty much all wine is better when decanted because of certain chemical reactions that happen when wine is exposed to oxygen.
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