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5 ways to open a bottle of wine



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This article was co-authored by Murphy Perng. Murphy Perng is a wine consultant and founder and host of Matter of Wine, a company that produces educational wine events, including team building experiences and networking events. Based in Los Angeles, California, Murphy has partnered with brands such as Equinox, Buzzfeed, WeWork and Stage & Table, to name a few. Murphy has his WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) level 3 advanced certification. This item has been viewed 677 325 times.

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To open a bottle of wine with a corkscrew, start by cutting off the foil with a knife. When the foil is gone, place the tip of the corkscrew in the center of the wine cork and slide it in slightly. If you are using a traditional corkscrew, screw it into the cap and slide the lever arm onto the lip of the bottle. Then push down the lever to release the cap. If you are using a wing corkscrew, turn the handle to screw in the cork and press down on the wings to remove it. For tips on how to open a wine bottle with a sommelier knife, read on!

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