An easy-to-remember five-step process will have you poppin' bottles like
a pro come NYE
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - With New Year's Eve a mere 25 days away,
the rush to wrangle the troops and settle on a plan for December 31 is
imminent. While sipping on sparkling as the clock strikes twelve is a
sure bet, being able to pop the cork with grace and ease isn't. To help
finesse your technique this holiday season, OPEN Wines developed a
fret-free five-step process.
"OPEN Wines is about bringing people together and celebrating the social
side of life," said Franco Timpano, Marketing Director, OPEN Wines. "We
are about 'being open' to new and exciting experiences so creating a
fun list of steps on how to uncork a bottle of our Sociable Sparkling
is our way of giving people one less thing to worry about."
Chill Don't Spill: The ideal temp for a bottle of bubbly is 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees
Fahrenheit). Failing to properly chill in the fridge or an ice bucket
will cause your sparkling bevvy to foam and spill over when poured.
Towel Off: Using a towel, wipe excess moisture from the bottle and get a good grip
on it while you peel the foil off the top. Then, drape the towel over
the mouth of the bottle and hold your thumb on top of the cork to avoid
nailing a friend (or yourself) in the face as you unscrew the wire cage
and remove it.
Twist and Don't Shout: Holding the cork in place, get a firm grip on the bottom of the bottle
and twist it (NOT the cork) until you feel the cork begin to release.
Easy Does It: In an effort to preserve as many bubbles as possible, continue turning
the bottle gently as you ease the cork out - resist the temptation to
let the cork fly and try not to let too much air escape.
Pour (with Panache!): Tip the bottle at a 45-degree angle into awaiting flutes and enjoy!
About OPEN Wines
In our time-starved lives, wine brings people together; it is a "default
libation" that elevates the occasion, creates cohesion, and helps us to
relax and connect. OPEN Wines celebrates this social side of our lives,
when we create connections that transform moments into occasions. We
create connections by being open and revealing who we are - just like a
wine that "opens up" to reveal its character. When we are open, we are
receptive to new experiences and possibilities - the chance to make new
connections and discoveries. OPEN Wines calls out an invitation to be
open: to celebrate, to connect and to discover something about wine,
about ourselves, and about others. www.openwines.ca. Available at the LCBO.
SOURCE: OPEN Wines
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