Modern Manners Monday - Champagne & sparkling wine

February 19, 2018

Champagne & sparkling wine are beverages that awaken pleasant memories of celebration, success, love & romance. Only the sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France may legally called Champagne. Others must be called sparkling wine, prosecco or cava. Make sure the Champagne has been chilled correctly in the fridge for few hours. You can also place an unopened bottle in an ice bucket half ice & half water for 20-30 minuets. The best way to open a bottle is as follows 


1. Remove foil.
2. Loosen the wire cage.
3. Keep hand over the cork so I’d doesn’t unexpectedly fly off
4. Twist the bottle not the cork till it eases out. 


- Traditionally, Champagne is poured into a flute that is standing upright on the table. The trick to reducing the foam is to 'wet' the glass and to pour slowly. To do this, pour a splash of wine into the glass and allow the bubbles to settle, then proceed to slowly pour more wine until the glass is (at most) three-quarters full. 

  

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