How to Open a Wine Bottle

Opening Wine

Once you have chosen the perfect wine to match your food, one of your first concern is to serve it properly and removing the cork is one important step… It was Dom Perignon, a monk experienced in producing and storing wine, who discovered the cork as one of the best ways of preserving the health of good wine. Uncorking demands some care. In fact, some wine needs to breathe when they have been bottled for a long time. For an old wine, it is highly recommended to open it at least 1 hour to aerate it or even to decant it for the oldest wines. You should have kept the bottle stand at least one day before serving it for the oldest vintage. You can also pour a small sample of the wine and sniff then taste to check it is not corked. Finally enjoy it ! Here is a technique that can help you avoid some basic mistakes that can ruin your wine when you open it.

Opening WineCut off the foil that conceals the cork at the top of the bottle. We advice you to use a foilcutter so that the cut is net and clean. No worst impression that a good vintage wine with an ugly foilcut at the top. Opening WineIf you see fungus on the cork, don’t worry this only proves that the bottle ages in a damp cellar. Then clean the bottleneck with a cloth.
Opening WineIn order to avoid the cork crumbling, use a corkscrew with a wide thread. Push the thread into the cork taking care to hit the center of the cork. Don’t penetrate the cork too deep because it can break the wood. Opening WineWhen you remove the cork, you need to do it straight away so that the cork wouldn’t break. If you want to open your wine effortlessly, try one of our professional Screwpull items.
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