Jacques Pépin demonstrates the proper way to open wine and pop the cork on a Champagne bottle. Plus, genius recipes that use up leftover wine.

May 21, 2012

In this Article

of Wine or Champagne

  • How to Open a Bottle of Wine


    How to Chill and Open Champagne

    If handled properly, a bucket of ice can chill Champagne super-quickly, but most people make one key error. Jacques Pépin identifies this common mistake and explains the best way to pop a cork.

    Recipes for Cooking with Wine

    Champagne Guide


    How to Saber a Bottle

    Author and wine connoisseur Mark Oldman describes how to open a bottle dramatically by running a knife along its seam.

    Plus: The Basics of Tomahawking Champagne