We’ll cut to chase with the most crucial information: How to open a bottle.

Contrary to common belief, the best way to open a bottle of bubbly is not to pop the cork. It’s better to slowly allow for the cork’s release, achieving an ideal “sigh” as the cork exits the bottle. One last tip: be sure to make the process look easy.

  • Remove the foil covering the cork.
  • Loosen the wire casing with seven twists.
  • Hold the cork, within the wire casing, in the palm of one hand.
  • Twist the bottle while holding the cork and the wire casing. The cork will come out of its own accord.

All set for the big night. Just one caveat. A cork can fly 250 miles per hour so uncork your bubbly with care.