Here’s How You’re Drinking Champagne Wrong


There is never a wrong time to drink your bottle of champagne, but there are definitely wrong ways to drink it. Sure, it might not be ‘wrong’ for you, but there are ways to elevate your experience and make it more fun and exciting than ever.

Today, we will discuss a couple of things you are probably doing wrong when it comes to enjoying that bottle of bubbly. Make sure to read everything before you contact that champagne delivery company:

Keeping it in the Refrigerator

Keeping your bottle of champagne for longer than four days can dry it out. You can store it in the refrigerator for about three days, but make sure that the temperature is not too high. The ideal temperature to store champagne in is about 8.3ºC to 10ºC (47ºF to 50ºF), so make sure to program your refrigerator before putting the champagne in.

Also, make sure to store your bottle horizontally so you will not lose its bubbles. Take the bottle out of the fridge 15 minutes before serving it so the temperature will be just right.

You are Taking the Cork Off Wrong

You have seen it in movies and you want to try it for yourself, but you definitely should not, as this can be dangerous. The pressure in a champagne bottle can make the cork shoot out at about 25 miles per hour. Unless you are in an open and safe place, then you would not want to open the cork out casually.

To take the cork out properly, make sure to take off the wire cage over the cork. Tilt the bottle away from you and from anyone else, and make sure that it would not damage any furniture or accessory. Put a towel over it and grab the cork with one hand, twisting the bottle with your other hand until the cork loosens. Do everything gently and slowly so the cork will not pop out. Moreover, remember not to shake it before opening to avoid building pressure inside. Pour on the glass slowly so the bubbles would not overflow.

Pairing Champagne with Chocolate

Close-up of business partners hands cheering up with flutes of golden champagne

You have most probably seen hundreds of champagne companies pairing champagne with chocolate, but this is all a marketing scheme. Pairing champagne with chocolate will make the chocolate taste bitter, as its sweetness mixed with the bubble’s acidity is not ideal.

Pair your champagne with salty and fried food, such as French fries, hotdogs, and fish and chips instead of chocolate. The zest will cut through the salt and fat, balancing everything.

Trying to Pop the Cork Back

Throwing leftover champagne should definitely not be an option. Putting the cork back on should not be either, as this will make the champagne lose its spirit and bubbles. Invest in a champagne stopper instead to keep the fizz in for a couple of days.

Storing the champagne for too long should not be an option too, so make sure to consume your bottle within 3 to 4 days.

Enjoying your bottle of champagne with friends and family and celebrating life’s special milestones is always exciting. Follow these tips and enjoy your bottle!

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