How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

During our daytrip to Reims recently, we got the chance to stop by for a private tour of Veuve Clicquot's facilities, and learned all about the history of champagne, the brand in particular, and that strong-willed woman whose mark on the world of wine is still felt every time a cork is popped.

We also picked up a few more practical tips, including the correct way to open a bottle of champagne without damaging either the contents...or your fellow drinkers. Cheers!