Did you know there’s actually a proper way to open a bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine that will not only limit potential damage to your venue and guests, but also maintain the integrity of the bubbly?
We should hope this is obvious, but just in case, step one is to remove the metal foil covering the wired cork. Keep your hand firmly over the cork while doing this, in case the cork has the desire to “pop” on its own.
Hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle and remove the cork by twisting the BOTTLE, not the cork.
Try to avoid making a loud popping noise when the cork emerges, as the noisier the pop, the more air will escape, resulting in the bubbles dispersing.
Serve your Champagne or Sparkling Wine extremely cold, and keep it that way throughout your festivities in a bucket of water and ice. The water and ice will conduct the cold and keep the Champagne tasting like it was just opened.
Or, of course, you can always just shake it up and let it rip!