The best way to learn how to open a bottle of wine is with lots of practice. Still, a few tips never hurt anyone.
Watch the video, and I’ll walk you through the steps to opening a bottle. Plus, I’ll share two ways to tell whether a bottle has gone bad due to poor storage — before you take a sip and learn the hard way.
There are lots of types of wine corkscrews, but these are the four most common ones.
In the video, I’m using a double-hinged wine key. It’s used in much the same way as a single-hinged one. The winged corkscrew is perhaps the easiest to use—simply twist the worm into the cork, then pull the arms down to lift the cork out.
The two-pronged cork puller is especially handy for grabbing the remnants of a broken cork out of the bottle.
Stay tuned for the next video in the series, where I’ll explain at which temperatures different types of wine should be stored.