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.
How to Serve Wine to Novices
Transform a nonwine person into a wine person with these starter wines.
How to Open a Bottle of Champagne
The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.
How to Get Wine to a Proper Temperature
Take it out of the fridge early.
What to Do with Half a Bottle of Red Wine
Protect your leftovers-- don't leave the bottle on the counter.