How to Properly Open and Pour Champagne

Rita Jammet of La Caravelle Champagne gives her tips

How to Properly Open and Pour Champagne

Keywords: champagneLa CaravelleRita Jammet


Everyone might think champagne is supposed to open with a giant pop, but if you let the bubbles overflow then you're actually doing it all wrong. We caught up with Rita Jammet of La Caravelle Champagne to see how it is truly supposed to be done.

 One of the biggests mistakes occurs right when people start - you're actually supposed to keep the cage on, despite the typical attempts to throw it off. Then another trick is to turn the bottle instead of the cork. If you're doing it properly instead of a pop you should only hear a small sound akin to a sigh. When pouring, make sure to smell the champagne first and then pour slowly and at an angle. What you'll have in the end is a perfectly opened and poured bottle, where not a drop has been wasted!

So pick up a bottle of La Caravelle, watch the video above (with special thanks to The Lion for letting us film!), and start practicing opening your champagne!


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