Sips & Tips: How to Open Sparkling Wine

The countdown to 2016 is officially on and plenty of corks will be flying this week in celebration of new beginnings! But, did you know that corks really shouldn’t make much noise at all? The whimsical scenes in so many movies would have us believe the more  powerful the pop, the better.  On the contrary, when your bottle of bubbly starts foaming everywhere, you are actually losing a lot of the gas that keeps those delicious bubbles in tact. Check out this video to learn how to properly open your next bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne!

If you’re still searching for a great bottle of bubbly, take a look at my sparkling wine guide for some great suggestions. Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016 filled with love, laughter and fabulous wine. For more sips & tips, visit

Cheers, Crystal