How to Pop a Bottle of Champagne Using a Knife

How to Pop a Bottle of Champagne Using a Knife

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If you need to know how to crack a bottle of champagne with a kitchen knife, prepare to exercise, because we have a set of essential tips just for this. First, we’re going to talk of setting everything you need for properly poping the bottle. Next, we’re going to talk about cracking the bottle in 2 ways, using your kitchen knife.

It’s a great idea to try to pop the bottle while reading this, so go get a few bottles of champagne to exercise with. You will probably open some quite expensive champagne bottles with this technique so you’d better exercise with at least 4 bottles. First, go get a case of really inexpensive champagne brands, and a normal-sized knife. You don’t need a big kitchen knife, only one with a thick blunt side. It works better if the bottles are chilled enough.

First step is removing the outter foil, then we have two choices : taking off the wire cage, or keeping it on. If you keep the wire, you have to shake the champagne bottle really well to make pressure inside the bottle. If you remove the wire, it is fundamental to not agitate the bottle because the cork could pop when you won’t be ready. If you’re doing this for the first time, choose the first alternative. It’s easier to crack and to exercise it. Take a piece of dry cloth and clean the bottle. Make sure it’s not moistured.

Discover the line along the bottle. The line is where the 2 parts of the bottle unite. Take the knife and position it on the seam. It has to be with the blunt side onwards. Place the blade at a small angle with the bottle. If the angle is too large, you’ll likely miss. When you’re prepared to try the first shot, keep the bottle in the left hand and with the right hand slide the kitchen knife hard with a rapid and powerful blow until the bottle pops. Usually the top of the bottle will break and fly with the cork. Consider the fact that each time you miss, the bottle shakes and the pressure grows, so direct the cork away at all times.

If you choose not to remove the wire cage then you’re going to require a firmer blow. Use a bigger knife. Napoleon’s officers used their blades to open one of the most expensive champagne. If you have a blade or a spade, you’ll surely draw a lot of attention at your party. But for us, the everyday people, just stick to a regular knife.

This should be enough to get you started. Get several champagne bottles, pick the champagne brands carefully and start practicing. Practice makes perfect. We gave you the data, but it’s up to you to pop one of the most expensive champagne bottles at your party using a simple kitchen knife.