What’s a good holiday party without a little wine? With all those bottles comes the question, how to open them all? Old-fashioned corkscrews are time-consuming and tiresome when you’re opening enough bottles for a large party– The Oster Electric Corkscrew is a great solution to that problem. Aside from its sleek, sophisticated design, this electric wine bottle opener removes the cork in seconds and opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge. This electric corkscrew also comes with a recharging base and a foil cutter. Plus, it offers simple push-button operation, so you can spend less time handling traditional corkscrews and more time enjoying a glass of wine.
Speaking of wine, I’ve always wondered what the proper etiquette for pouring wine is. I mean, after you’ve used an electric corkscrew to open all the bottles you’ll need, what’s the proper way to get it in the glass?
How to pour a glass of wine:
- Wrap a napkin around the neck for insulation.
- Hold the bottle in the palm of your hand, label facing the guest, so he or she can observe the vintage.
- Pour table wine down the inside of a glass.
- Bring the bottle to the glass and twist the bottle over the glass to halt the drops to avoid spills.
How to pour champagne:
- Pour champagne soon after the bottle is opened
- Avoid stimulating the bubbles by pouring in a trickle
- Pour a small amount of champagne into a glass, let the froth settle for a moment, then fill the glass three-quarters full.
Now that we know how to pour it, how much do we fill it?
Generally, leave enough room in the glass to gently swirl the wine and release the bouquet.
White Wine and Rose
- pour 3 ounces into the glass
- fill the glass one-third full.
- pour 4 ounces
- fill the glass half full.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine
- pour 4 ounces
- fill the glass three-quarters full.
- To create a chamber for the inhalation of brandy, only an ounce or two are poured.
- To enjoy the first “nose,” the brandy snifter is held just below the nose in a still position, and the bouquet is inhaled.
- To appreciate the second “nose,” the glass is held motionless, but is brought closer to the nose for inhalation.
- Thereafter the glass is slowly swirled to release the full bouquet.
Always remember to drink responsibly!