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Five Steps to Pop the Cork - Not Your Eye Out
Date:12/21/2007

Follow These Easy Steps To Serve Your Champagne This Holiday With Style And

Ease - And Most Importantly No Injuries

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- There's nothing that brings a little sparkle to your holiday get together with friends and family more than champagne. In fact, Americans will consume more than 900 million glasses of champagne this year, over 40 percent during the holiday season, according to Impact Databank. While champagne will add the sparkle, what you don't want to add are injuries to your holiday celebrations.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the careless handling of champagne is one of the most common causes for holiday-related eye injuries. These injuries are often caused by improperly opening the bottle, as a champagne cork is under 90 pounds of pressure -- three times the pressure inside a car tire. So, before you break open a high-pressured bottle of bubbly, it's important to know the proper technique. After 125 years of producing premium California champagne, Korbel Champagne Cellars is the authority on entertaining with bubbly. By following these simple tips, you can open the champagne bottle like a pro -- without injury or spillage.

"Champagne is for sipping, not spraying," said Gary Heck, owner and president of Korbel Champagne Cellars. "Follow these tips and you're sure to get your fine champagne, like Korbel, in the glass, rather than all over your guests. And remember, practice makes perfect. The more you entertain and serve champagne, the easier it gets."

While the popping of a cork may sound festive and exciting, it tends to waste champagne and can be dangerous. The recommended Korbel way to properly open a bottle is to ease the cork out slowly, with the sound of a gentle sigh. In order to celebrate this holiday season without injury (or wasting champagne) follow these five easy steps:

1. Make sure your champagne is chilled and unshaken. Chill the bottle for

at least four hours in the refrigerator (a warm bottle is more likely

to pop unexpectedly).

2. Remove the foil cap covering the top of the bottle, exposing a wire

hood.

3. Undo wire hood with six half-turns of the knob.

4. Hold bottle at a 45 degree angle while holding the cork firmly with one

hand and the base of the bottle with the other. Be sure to point the

bottle away from your guests.

5. Do not twist the cork. Rather, turn the bottle slowly while letting

the cork glide out gently, emitting a gentle sigh.

Note: Never use a corkscrew. A champagne cork is highly compressed. If a

corkscrew is inserted at an angle, you may have an exploding bottle in

your hand.

"Whether you're toasting a good year or serving Mimosas at brunch, the holidays always call for champagne," said Gary Heck. "Opening a champagne bottle can be tricky, but don't be intimidated. These five easy steps to opening a champagne bottle will make your job much easier and faster."

Other Champagne tips:

-- Champagne that has been refrigerated does not need to remain so. As

long as it's stored on its side, it can be returned to the wine rack

until ready to use.

-- Expect six generous glasses from one standard size (750ml) bottle.

-- The most popular champagne is Brut - it's medium-dry, light and crisp.

-- There's more than 50 million bubbles in a standard bottle of champagne.

-- It's best to serve champagne in tapered champagne flutes, as they

highlight the fine stream of bubbles. While short, wide goblets can be

used in a pinch, they tend to cause the bubbles to dissipate quickly.

-- When transporting champagne, keep the bottles upright. The shaking

bottles receive in the car can cause champagne to quickly lose its

sparkle after opening. Upright bottles keep wine movement to a minimum

and the bubbles in the wine.

-- Crisp and versatile, Brut, Natural, Chardonnay and Brut Rose are

delicious with hors d'oeuvres and rich enough to enjoy with many main

courses. Extra Dry and Sec offer a bit of sweetness that works well as

an aperitif or paired with dessert.

Established in 1882, Korbel Champagne Cellars has been a part of America's greatest celebrations. Korbel is the number one selling premium methode champenoise produced champagne in America. Korbel urges that you celebrate responsibly.


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