Pouring champagne is a simple but elegant process that can add a touch of sophistication to any occasion. There are a few important things to keep in mind when pouring champagne to ensure that it is done properly.
First, choose the right glass. Champagne flutes are the most popular choice, as they are tall and narrow, which helps to preserve the bubbles. However, if you prefer a fuller, rounder flavour, you may prefer a white wine glass.
Next, make sure the bottle is properly chilled. Champagne should be served chilled, around 7-10 degrees Celsius. If the bottle is too warm, the flavours will be dulled and the bubbles will not be as prominent.
Before pouring, remove the foil and wire cage from the top of the bottle. Be sure to keep a firm grip on the cork, as it will be under pressure and may pop out unexpectedly.
When pouring, hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle and pour slowly, aiming for the centre of the glass to avoid spilling. Fill the glass about two-thirds full to allow room for the bubbles to expand.
Finally, serve and enjoy the champagne. If you are serving a large group, repeat the process until everyone has a glass. By following these simple steps, you can easily pour champagne like a pro and add a touch of glamour to any occasion.