The experts advise that a bottle of sparkling wine should be opened as follows:
- Remove the tinfoil at the top
- Take hold of the neck of the bottle with the left hand and hold the cork using the thumb
- Untwist or break off the wire loop
- Unscrew the cork – if this is difficult, hold it firmly and turn the bottle. If it just doesn't want to come out, then a nutcracker or special sparkling wine pliers can help. But pay close attention in this instance because the cork can fly out at high pressure.
- Pour and enjoy