The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.
Open a Bottle of Wine
The first step to wine appreciation is opening the bottle. Jeff Creamer, former wine director at the now-defunct San Francisco restaurant Two, coaxes a cork from a bottle in a few easily replicable steps.
What to Do with Half a Bottle of Red Wine
Protect your leftovers-- don't leave the bottle on the counter.
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