Jacques Pépin: How to Open Wine

Jacques Pépin shows how to open a bottle of wine.

Jacques Pépin shows how to open a bottle of wine.

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There is many different corkscrew opener on the market here .I have three of the most common. The rabbit, this is for old wine and then the classic one used by most somaliers. When you open a bottle of wine, often the somalier tell you to cut it here or underneath. Some insist underneath. I mean, what's important Is that the wine, itself, when it's poured, does not touch the metal. The metal or plastic now, most of the time. So on this one, here, you will want to make sure that you go in the center of the cork. Hold it a little bit and start Pouring, opening it with the first layer here, this way and then lift it up, go to the second level and lift it up again. So it's an easy way of opening it. If you have an old bottle of wine, what I like to do is just to get the top [SOUND] This way, and then using that two prong thing, when it's an old bottle of wine, because the cork will have a tendency to crumble, so you use this. On is longer than the other, so you put one first, then the other one, and you kind of jigsaw Or move it this way, back and forth to get it. And here, I probably have to put it between my leg to twist it like that and bring it back up. You have made no hole in the cork at that point. And if it's old and crumbly, that's how you save it. If I want to show that cork, The way that I cut it on top, I would have cut that first level, here. Lift that up, put my cork in it, fold it, and I'll present my cork like that. [BLANK_AUDIO]
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