Don’t shake the bottle unless you’re a Nascar winner! Remove the wire cage while you are still holding the cork. Hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle. Hold the cork with one hand and the bottom of the bottle with the other; turn the bottle — not the cork — slowly and carefully.
Coupes (shallow champagne glasses) are awesome and retro but flutes hold the bubbles and flavor longer.
Tilt the glass and pour the champagne down the side of the glass to prevent it fizzing over.
Did you know that Champagne is a protected trademark and in Europe may only be applied to sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France, located around Rheims?
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