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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

How to Open a Bottle of Bubbly the Right Way

There's no better sound at a party than the pop of a sparkling wine bottle. But that doesn't mean opening a bottle of bubbly isn't intimidating; if you're opening a shaken Champagne bottle, the speed of its cork can be anywhere between 28 and 50 miles per hour! Thankfully, we've got plenty of tips for keeping your bubbly cold and your party safe. If you're one of the many who fear the task, then watch our video — and never be afraid to open sparkling wine again.

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stanmar stanmar 4 years
There is only one simple way to open a bottle of champagne. You hold the cork firmly and turn the bottle. You do NOT twist the cork. You twist the bottle. Any advice to the contrary is wrong. Ask any sommelier
Brandi-Milloy Brandi-Milloy 4 years
I know, right? It works great and is so simple! What's your favorite champagne cocktail?
sophiec89 sophiec89 4 years
Awesome tips!! I would have never thought to put salt in an ice bucket!
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