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Opening A Bottle

Opening a Bottle

For most of us, opening a bottle of wine (especially with an audience) can be daunting. Throw in an unfamiliar corkscrew and it goes downhill quickly! Follow these instructions, and you'll be able to do it with ease.

The Rabbit Style Wine Opener

The Rabbit Style Wine Opener
  1. If there is a foil capsule enclosing the top of the bottle (as there is on Kendall-Jackson wines), carefully cut the capsule under the lip of the bottle with a small kitchen knife and remove the top of the foil. The corkscrew will likely work through the foil.
  2. Rotate the top lever of the opener up and away from the lower two handles, lifting the metal corkscrew up and over the lower handles.
  3. Position the lower handles so they will grip the bottle at the top lip. The metal screw should be just over the cork.
  4. Holding the lower handles together firmly, lift the lever up and towards the lower handles, pushing the corkscrew into the cork.
  5. Continuing to grip the lower handles, again lift the lever up and back, away from the lower handles, lifting the corkscrew out of the bottle.
  6. To remove the cork from the opener, repeat the motion by rotating the top lever up and over so the cork is between the two lower handles. Grip the handles and pull the lever up and away – the cork will slide off the corkscrew.

Waiter's Corkscrew

Waiter's Corkscrew
  1. If there is a foil capsule enclosing the top of the bottle, carefully unfold the corkscrew blade. Cut the capsule under the lip of the bottle and remove the top of the foil.
  2. Twist the corkscrew into the cork until it almost reaches the length of the cork.
  3. Use one hand to hold the neck of the bottle and the other to hold the corkscrew.
  4. Put the lever down against the top of the bottle.
  5. Pull up on the corkscrew handle until the cork is about two-thirds out of the bottle.
  6. While still holding the neck of the bottle, use the other hand to slowly twist out the cork.

Winged Corkscrew

Winged Corkscrew
  1. If there is a foil capsule enclosing the top of the bottle, cut the capsule under the lip of the bottle and remove the top of the foil.
  2. Twist the corkscrew into the cork until it reaches the length of the cork.
  3. Grasp the wings and slowly bring them down toward the bottle.
  4. If the cork isn't completely out of the bottle, continue to hold the neck of the bottle with one hand and use the other to slowly wiggle out the cork.

Two-Pronged or Ah-So Corkscrew

Two-Pronged or Ah-So Corkscrew
  1. If there is a foil capsule enclosing the top of the bottle, carefully cut the capsule under the lip of the bottle and remove the top of the foil.
  2. Typically, one side of the two metal prongs should be longer. Begin by sliding the longer prong between the cork and the glass bottle.
  3. Gently slide it downward until the other prong can slide into the opposite side, between the cork and the glass bottle.
  4. While applying downward pressure, slowly rock the device back and forth moving one prong at a time, until both prongs are fully entered.
  5. Hold the bottle with one hand and use the other to gently twist the corkscrew device upward. This motion may need to be repeated several times until the cork is extracted.
 

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