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How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne

Opening a bottle of champagne, sounds simple right?

Well, are you opening your bottles the correct way?

We are going to be guiding you through the right way to open your champagne bottle.

1. Remove the foil

Start by removing any foil that is covering the cork then untwist the wire that protects the cork.

Keep your thumb on the cork in case of an accidental pop whilst taking the wire and foil off.

Only remove the wire if you are ready to open the bottle otherwise there is a risk of the bottle uncorking unexpectedly.

2. Securely hold the bottle

Grip onto the bottle with your dominant hand for full support.

Rest the bottle on your hip for extra support.

Have a kitchen towel at hand in case of any accidental spillages whilst removing the cork.

3. Twist the bottle not the cork

Slowly turn the bottle back and forth with your dominant hand for a strong grip.

Place your other hand on top of the cork to keep steady.

Be sure to be twisting the bottle back and forth and keep the cork steady to pop it correctly.

4. Pop open the bottle

For a quiet opening, start to slowly twist until the cork is just about to pop.

Once you are at this step, hold firmly onto the cork.

Slowly and gently pull the remainder of the cork out of the bottle.

If you do this slow enough there will not be a popping noise.


For a more dramatic opening when at a party for an example, remove the cork at a quicker pace.

Shake the bottle for more of an effect, however, this will cause a large spillage.

Aim the bottle away from everybody for a safe opening.

5. Pour into a champagne flute

Slowly pour the champagne into a flute, this must be done slowly to avoid the bubbles overflowing.

Do not slant the glass, hold it upright as you pour.

For the best results, fill a third of each glass with champagne.

Keep the champagne bottle chilled with one of our ice buckets.