In life, common sparkling wines are Champagne, Cava, Asti and Prosecco. Generally speaking, the air pressure in a sparkling wine bottle is 5-6 times the normal atmospheric pressure, which is about 3 times the air pressure in a car tire. Therefore, the sparkling wine needs to be very careful when opening the bottle. Improper operation may cause The wine bottle burst. Unlike still wines, the corkscrew of sparkling wine does not require additional tools and can be done by hand. So, what are the specific steps to open a bottle of sparkling wine? What should I pay attention to when opening a bottle of sparkling wine? Let’s take a look at it with me.
1. Before opening the bottle:
(1) The sparkling wine needs to be fully chilled, so as to reduce the air pressure in the bottle and prevent the sparkling wine from being sprayed from the bottle mouth due to excessive air pressure in the bottle.
(2) Do not shake the bottle to avoid increasing the air pressure in the bottle.
(3) If the wine bottle is accidentally shaken, it can be left for a period of time before opening the bottle.
2. When opening the bottle:
(1) During the process of opening the bottle with bare hands, do not turn the mouth of the bottle towards yourself or others, so as to avoid accidental injury caused by the cork spraying out.
(2) Dry the bottle with a table cloth or towel, hold the bottle neck with one hand, and remove the tin foil bottle seal with the other hand;
(3) Hold the bottle neck with the left hand and press the cork tightly with the thumb, and slowly unscrew the lock of the wire cover with the right hand. During this period, the left thumb should keep pressing the cork to prevent it from popping out;
(4) Tilt the bottle body by 30°-45°, hold the cork with the left hand, and hold the bottom of the bottle with the right hand and slowly turn it. During this process, the left hand will feel that the cork is gradually pushed out by the air pressure in the bottle. Remember not to let go, control the strength, and let the cork slowly spin out of the bottle mouth;
(5) When you feel that the cork is about to come out of the bottle mouth, you can use your left hand to slightly bend it to one side, and then take out the cork completely after hearing a “pop” sound;
(6) Wipe off the dust or sawdust remaining on the bottle mouth with a table cloth.