Wednesday, August 17, 2011
How to open a wine bottle
You need a corkscrew in order to open a wine bottle in a decent way. There are ways to open a wine without them but they are not as "decent" as my way :) A corkscrew can look like the one above or the one below. They both serve the same purpose, but I usually use the upper one since it is more comfortable to use it.
The common part of all corkscrews is the part that looks like a screw and that you can stick into the cork. Let's see how these things work.
First, you put the bottle on a table or another flat surface. There is something that covers the upper part of the bottle. I don't know what it is called :) It is something like a hardy paper that covers the top of the bottle. Whatever its name is, you should get rid of it. I usually scratch it with the sharp end of the corkscrew so that I can grasp it with my fingers and take that cover out.
That's all! As you see, there is nothing to be afraid of. Don't deceive yourself saying that you don't know how to do it or that you can't do it :) Just try !