How to Open a Bottle of Wine or Champagne
How to Open a Bottle of Wine
Jacques Pépin shows how to use a standard waiter’s corkscrew, plus great techniques for opening older bottles.
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
This recipe, adapted from New York City pastry chef Gina DePalma, is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Who knew that basic dried pasta, simply boiled in red wine, could develop such complex flavor?
Jacques Pépin’s hearty stew is inspired by boeuf bourguignon, classically flavored with red Burgundy, but he prepares his version with the rich red wines of the southern Rhône.
Cooling this skinny pasta, then tossing it with Chardonnay-braised squid in a light, tangy sauce, makes for a refreshing first course.
F&W’s Grace Parisi shares a classic recipe for mussels in white wine.
A recipe in Anne Willan’s 2001 Cooking with Wine inspired this fluffy, not-too-sweet cake, which uses just enough wine in the batter to give it a slight boozy flavor.
Wine and Champagne Tips
F&W’s Ray Isle solves every pairing dilemma with 10 spectacularly versatile wines. These bottles are sure bets at dinner parties.
Here are three game plans for fun wine tasting parties: Hold a blind tasting, pick scents for an aroma party and show off perfect pairings.
Ray Isle answers common questions about saving leftover wine.
Champagne tastes great around the holidays—or any other time, for that matter. Here’s F&W’s guide to the festive fizz.
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.