Opening a Bottle of Champagne Etiquette

Gentessential’s 7-Step Guide To Opening a Bottle of Champagne


1. Make sure the bottle is chilled and unshaken


2. Peel off the foil that is covering the cork


3. Point the bottle away from you and others


4. Remove the metal cage from the cork


5. Hold the cork in one hand and the bottle in the other hand


6. Holding the cork, gently twist the bottle. Do not twist the cork


7. Aim for a slight sigh, not a pop – this is often referred to as a ‘nun’s fart’