Cork Removing & Wine Decanters

It is not difficult at all removing a bottle of wine’s cork, yet there are a few rules that need to be followed in preventing the cork from breaking. During the extraction, the corkscrew should be placed in a way that its point pierces the end of the cork closest to the wine. It is important to make sure that the corkscrew is inserted in the centre of the cork and is pushed down the centre of the bottle’s neck. Sparkling wines and champagne bottles need special handling since their corks are under quite a bit of pressure. These bottles should be handled with extra care and if not respected the removing of the corks can become dangerous as the cork propels with surprising force through the air.

Bubbly Festive Atmosphere of Sparkling Wines & Champagne

It is a festive atmosphere the popping of a sparkling wine cork or champagne offers, although doing it incorrectly can harm the wine or even injure a bystander. What is most special about a bottle of champagne is its bubbly sensation, and by popping the cork, these reduce. To avoid losing some of the bubbles, it is needed to first peel off all the foil surrounding the cork as well as placed around the neck of the sparkling wine neck. It is best to apply pressure to the card while removing it gently and once the sound of the escaping gas can be heard, keep your grip on the cork. A barely audible pop follows the gentle hissing, and this way ensures that most the bubbles remain intact provided the cork is slowly removed.

Wine Decanting

Wine, especially red wine needs to breathe a bit before it can be enjoyed to its full taste. Towards decanting wines, there are two distinct attitudes. The Americans and the English believe that wines aged over a decade should always be decanted. The French feel that it is necessary for wine to breathe after its poured into a glass. Universally the agreement is that it is always wise to decant red wines which have a sediment at the bottle’s bottom. By decanting the wine, it leaves the sediment in the bottle and the wine itself can be poured into a glass without any hassle.

During decanting it is necessary to pour the wine slowly and to make sure that the bottle is not swished back and forth. Even young red wines are decanted by some wine lovers and it such instances it is recommended to make the wine pour out rapidly by turning the bottle upside down into the decanter. White wine is also decanted by some people, although in most cases it is more used as a beautiful way to present guests with a wine in a fine glass decanter since presentation is everything and if it’s a tasty wine, it doubles the enjoyment of having a few fruity or dry wines with friends.