Don't be that person at the New Year's party popping a bottle of bubbly in somebody's face. We're all for free-flowing Champagne, but we'd also like to see out of both eyes come the New Year. Here's the right way to open that bottle and avoid a party foul:
① Remove the foil wrapper. Some slide off with a twist, and others require a little knife work.
② Untwist the wire cage and remove it from the bottle.
③ Twist the bottle, not the cork. The pressure in the bottle will start pushing the cork out.
Put your other hand or a towel over the cork to stop it from shooting out with a bang.
④ Keep your hand in place to prevent the cork from flying.
Watch the video for a full demonstration. It's so easy you'll start volunteering your bottle-opening services at every party. Plus, it's a good way to make sure you get the first pour. Cheers!