How to Open Champagne Safely (Pics & Video)
Get confident opening Champagne –so confident that you can even shake it beforehand! Check out these secrets on how to open Champagne safely – every time. No spills. No unplanned explosions.
2 Secrets to Opening Champagne:
- Loosen the cage (metal part over the cork, also known as a muselet) but don’t remove it.
- Continue holding the bottle at a 45° angle for 2 seconds after the cork comes out.
How to Open Champagne in 3 Steps
Loosen cage by rotating the tab 6 half turns. Loosen it enough to fit over the lip of the bottle but don’t take it off yet. Be sure to keep your hand holding both the cork and cage in place now that it’s no longer secure.
Apply increasing pressure to hold the cork/cage as you feel the cork start to push out with the bottle pressure. Not to worry, if you do this process slowly, the cork will pop out with just a little “fssssszzz”