miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010
How to Open a Bottle of Wine
HOW TO OPEN A BOTTLE OF WINE
Place the foil cutter, the knife part of the tool, or a sharp cutting disk, under the lip at the end of the wine capsule on the top of the bottle. Press against the edge under the rim of the foil and rip the cutter knive upwards all the way to the top removing the foil.
Carefully enclose the knife back into it's recess.
The coiled section of a Sommelier knife is called the "worm". Place the tip of the worm just next to the center of the cork, on a 45'angle. The middle of the worm (where there is no metal) should be over the middle of the cork.
Press the worm into the cork turning clockwise while you twist the the bottle anticlockwise in your other hand turn the worm until it's just about tothe end of the cork.(don't go any further into the cork.
Move the lever arm down against the neck. (top of the bottle).
Pull up on the lever (i.e. the handle) firmly. The cork will gently lift up out of the bottle.
If a cork is stubborn, while standing, hold the bottle between your knees and pull up on the corkscrew. This should give you extra leverage to remove the cork.
If you've got an older wine that's thrown a lot of sediment, you should keep it stored on its side, undisturbed, until ready to drink. When service time comes, carefully put it in a cradle that will hold it at an angle. Remove the cork with the bottle still at that angle (taking care not to spill the wine), and carefully decant.
First of all when opening a bottle of wine you cut the foil under the second lip of the bottle in order not to contaminate the wine that flows back into the bottle
Setting a bottle of wine with sediment in it upright will disturb the sediment, and when you tilt it to pour it, will disturb it further.
- Waiters corkscrew
- Bottle of Wine