Helpful Wine Tips:
A Broken Cork:
If a cork breaks as you're trying to open a bottle, don't worry. Simply remove the corkscrew. Reinsert the corkscrew in the remaining cork and pull carefully.
The Right Corkscrew:
We recommend that you use a "waiter's" style corkscrew, like that used at Olive Garden, because it is designed to use leverage to make it easy to pull a cork. This model is widely available anywhere you buy wine.
Rinse Your Glasses:
Machine-washed glasses can leave a slight soap residue, so be sure to rinse your wine glasses in water before you put them on the table and serve your guests.
Light, vibration and extreme temperatures can change the flavor of wine. Store wine in an interior closet, a wine cellar or a specially designed refrigerator to avoid fluctuations in temperature.
Opening Sparkling Wine:
Hold the cork and turn the bottle by holding it from the bottom. If the bottle is cold and slippery from condensation, you may need a towel to get a better grip on the bottle and protect against the potential hazard of a flying cork.