60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

By Melodie Michel

- Last updated on GMT

As demonstrated at the Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition, champagne pouring requires skills and knowledge. BigHospitality gets top tips from this year's winner Kathrine Larsen.

According to Larsen, "the service of champagne is similar to the service of wine, except that there are bubbles". 

To open the bottle, remove the foil with a cork screw and loosen the cage. Hold the cork firmly and turn the bottle until the cork comes out with a soft sound.

Hold the bottle with your thumb in the punt at the bottom, and support the neck with your spare hand. Pour champagne slowly, allowing time for the bubbles to set without stopping your pour until you have filled the glass.

Though some people like to tilt the glass they are pouring champagne into, Larsen believes it doesn't make a huge difference, except for older champagnes, which can have more bubbles.

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1 comment

Use two hands

Posted by Ahli Anggur,

If you pour a lot of Champagne one-handed, and with your arm extended, you will quickly develop tennis elbow.

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