It’s the holiday season! It’s a great reason to slow down, enjoy life, and celebrate all that is near and dear to us. Nothing says celebration quite like a good bottle of bubbly! So let me help you infuse your next gathering with excitement and a celebratory atmosphere with these three ways to use champagne.
Who wouldn’t love a champagne flute adorned with spun sugar, a cocktail that makes champagne the star, and a delightful gummy treat? These will be sure to wow your guests and bring a smile to anyone around. My tips and tricks will be helpful as you begin popping the bubbles.
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• Choosing your Champagne
It’s all about preference
From Dry to Sweet: Extra Brut – Brut – Extra Dry – Sec – Demi Sec
• Choosing your Glass
The Flute– ideal for Extra Brut, Brut, and Extra Dry. The cylindrical sides aid in preserving the most bubbles
The Tulip– ideal for sweeter Champagne or even sparkling Rose and Prosecco
The Coupe (my personal favorite)– A vintage feel with the wider mouth allowing the bubbles to dispense quickly giving a softer taste.
• Safely opening Champagne
Which means no popping bottles!
Remove the foil wrapper around the cork. Place your thumb over the top of the cork and twist open the cage but do not remove it. While your hand is around the cork and cage, slowly twist the bottle until the pressure is released from the cork and you are able to remove the cork.
• Pouring Champagne
Tilting your glass at a 45 degree angle, slowly pour to prevent the champagne from overflowing. Fill to the widest part of the glass.