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Opening A Bottle Of Wine And Pouring It Correctly

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The Art Of Opening a Bottle Of Wine

As a person who works in the food and beverages industry, opening drinks is a primary role. But what’s the big deal? Surely it’s as easy as counting to three… Well not exactly. Especially when it comes to opening a bottle of wine and pouring it correctly, might not be as easy as it looks like. Some people even consider this process and all the steps you have to go through it as an art! In the ambiance of a fancy restaurant, where every detail is made to offer an exquisite experience, the act of opening a bottle of wine is not just a routine task but a delicate performance. Such an import process that requires utmost care and precision.

Imagine yourself seated at a beautifully adorned table in a fine dining restaurant, surrounded by soft candlelight and the gentle hum of conversation. The server or sommelier approaches with a bottle of wine cradled in their hands like a precious gem. As they deftly present the bottle, a sense of anticipation fills the air. This is not merely about pouring a drink; it is a ritual, an art form that sets the stage for the culinary experience to come. Good quality wines, especially those that have been aged to perfection, are delicate drinks, sensitive to light, temperature, and movement. A sudden jolt or a harsh shake could disturb the subtle balance of flavors, robbing the wine of its full potential.

How To Open a Bottle Of Wine | All The Steps

  1. Having the correct equipment
  2. The label faces the host
  3. Use the knife on your opener to cut the capsule
  4. Wipe the top of the cork to remove the dirt or dust in it
  5. Hold the bottle by the neck with a service cloth
  6. Insert the corkscrew straight into the cork
  7. Clamp the lever of the opener onto the rim of the bottle, still holding it with the service cloth
  8. Use the other end of the opener to pull the cork until it is almost out
  9. Use your service cloth to gently and silently ease the cork out the rest of the way
  10. Place the bottle of wine and the cork on an under-liner or coaster
1. Having The Correct Equipment
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2. The Label Faces The Host
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3. Use The Knife On Your Opener To Cut The Capsule
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When opening a bottle of wine try to move the bottle as little as possible. Make sure you cut the capsule beneath between the second or lower lip, so that when the wine is poured, the foil doesn’t contaminate the wine. After cutting it, put the foil in your pocked.
4. Wipe The Top Of The Cork To Remove The Dirt Or Dust In It
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5. Hold The Bottle By The Neck With A Service Cloth
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6. Insert The Corkscrew Straight Into The Cork
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As you turn, make sure that the corkscrew goes in straight, otherwise the cork could brake.
7. Clamp The Lever Of The Opener Onto The Rim Of The Bottle, Still Holding It With The Service Cloth
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8. Use The Other End Of The Opener To Pull The Cork Until It Is Almost Out
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9. Use Your Service Cloth To Gently And Silently Ease The Cork Out The Rest Of The Way
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When opening a bottle of wine the cork should never, ever “pop”. Then wipe the opening with your service cloth to make sure it is clean.
10. Place The Bottle Of Wine And The Cork On An Under-liner Or Coaster
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After opening the bottle of wine remove the cork from the corkscrew and present it to the guest on a small tray or coaster. They may wish to look at it or smell it to appreciate more the wine.

How To Pour Wine | All The Steps

Learning how to pour wine is just as important as opening a bottle of wine so now that you learned about opening a bottle of wine, we will have a look at some steps on how to pour it properly. Pouring and serving wine is one of the best parts of being a bartender as he will have the opportunity to impress his guests with his friendly and professional service, great cocktails, and pouring techniques. If a waiter or a bartender doesn’t know how to pour drinks properly, half of the stock will end up on the bar counter or in the guest’s lap.

How To Pour Wine:

1. Hold And Turn The Bottle For The Label To Be Visible To The Guest
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    2. While Pouring Hold The Wine From The Base
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    3. Pour A Small Taster For The Host And After The Host Confirmed, Proceed Pouring Other Guests
    4. Pour The Wine Slowly And In a Controlled Way, And Twist To Avoid Spills

    Keep in mind that when pouring white wine, you need to pour until the glass is one-third full, and halfway full if you are pouring red wine.

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    Adriatik
    Adriatik
    The founder and owner of Hotels & Hoteliers. A hotelier with over 15 years of experience working in different international branded Hotels. My Expertise is mainly in Food & Beverages and Front Office.

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