Get the bottle of champagne ready, it’s almost time for the New Year’s countdown.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, OUCH!

With up to 90 pounds of pressure in a champagne bottle, a cork can fly off at 50 mph.  Below are a few tips on a safe cork removal;

  • Make sure your champagne is chilled below 45 degrees as a warm bottle is more likely to pop unexpectedly.
  • Don’t shake the bottle as the build-up of pressure can send the cork with little or no assistance.                                                                
  • Point the bottle away from everyone holding it at 45 degree angle and place a towel over the top of the bottle. Grasp the cork firmly and gently twist and pull the cork off.

Pour and enjoy

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