How To Open This Bottle

February 9, 2021

CALISTOGA — Had a few minutes in the Tasting Room the other day to make a little demo video. It’s sort of a public service announcement, plus we really don’t want any of our customers cursing our name while wrestling to get the cork out of one of these gorgeous waxed-sealed bottles.

A simple and safer way to open a wax-sealed bottle of wine.

Most of the details are explained in the video. But I did find another video where a proper-looking sommelier recommended cleaning off any broken wax pieces from the lip of the bottle just prior to finally removing the cork, which seems like a good idea. I usually end up skipping that step, simply due I think to the anticipation of tasting the wine inside. Anyway, hope you enjoy the video. And do let me know if there are any other questions or topics you’d like discussed here. Cheers.

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