How to Open a Bottle of Wine Like a Sommelier.

Sure you can open a bottle of wine like a "regular" person, but can you open a bottle like a Sommelier?
This video will show you how!

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  1. Adam Oo

    June 7, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Awesome vid. I learned a lot.

  2. jonathan shaw

    November 25, 2014 at 9:31 am

    a serviette should always be used. the bottle should be wiped with a clean
    serviette when the foil is removed, and then again after the cork is
    removed.the cork is presented on a plate, and then a second plate for the
    bottle. after wine service is concluded, the guest should be asked if they
    want the cork, or if it can be removed. also, champagne should never make
    a pop sound, ever.

    • Finch Gould

      May 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

      +jonathan shaw Yes, I’ve read these things before,and it makes sense. I’ve
      also read that ,after opening the bottle, you should clean the neck of the
      bottle where the cork used to be,because it may have left some cork residu
      behind ,and I’ve indeed noticed this a couple times. But cleaning the
      inside of the neck of the bottle doesn’t look very elegant .

    • vonHeeren

      October 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

      THANK YOU!!!
      Also, pouring … White wine and rosé is poured into a ‘standing’ glass,
      where as red wine, sparkling wine and other wines are poured into glasses
      which the waiter is holding in his other hand.

    • jonathan shaw

      October 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Bahahahahahaaaaaaa! You NEVER pick up a glass, EVER! You always pour into a
      standing glass, always. Never pick it up.

  3. haywood jeblome

    January 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Thats crazy that fancy restrants have people that just open the wine
    bottles. I never went to a place like that.

    • haywood jeblome

      May 12, 2015 at 6:35 am

      +Lexus Lexus True. They clean the bottle and spin it around and make rich
      people feel fancy. Its like a circus act with wine bottles. The wine inside
      still tastes the same even if it isn’t properly aerated and decanted.

    • haywood jeblome

      July 28, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      +Dr Avraham Rosenzweig Yeah!

    • Ritchie V

      January 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Just open the wine bottles? Oh man you have no idea what a sommelier does
      do you?

    • haywood jeblome

      January 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      +Ritchie V They make it look fancy. Its still the same wine that was in the

  4. psicofukapus

    January 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Even James Bond couldn’t open some of these goddamned jammed wine bottles.


    July 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Will you allow me to us this video as video background in My web?…If yes
    then send me please the link to download it…Thank you in advance.

  6. RJ Gonz

    August 6, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Spot on. You hit all the key points. Well done. 

  7. Lemon Pessimist

    September 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    even when pouring the wine make sure not to cover the face of the wine with
    your hand, hold it from the bottom

  8. Andrew Rai

    December 14, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Thanks for the video. Makes me think of my sommelier alvaro at my
    neighbourhood restaurant the Gramercy tavern.

  9. Mark Kalegaric

    February 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    The best out of all the more “professionally” produced videos. Nice job,

  10. Rhiannon Ursell-Smith

    July 11, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Cool video, but please speak slower! It was a bit confusing. :)

    • Kris Chislett

      October 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      🙂 I’ll see what I can do!

    • onixbg

      October 14, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Change the video speed to slow if it;s 2 fast for you. The rest of the
      world ain’t got 20 minutes to listen how to pop a cap.

    • Kris Chislett

      October 14, 2016 at 12:32 am

      onixbg you’re my new best friend

    • Dominic Slezak

      October 22, 2016 at 8:40 pm


  11. Roger Nevez

    August 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    probably, all this ‘technique’ is the reason why wines are so much
    expensive than a bottle of soda

    • adamo36532

      October 25, 2016 at 2:46 am

      Also in regards to your original comment “probably, all this ‘technique’ is
      the reason why wines are so much expensive than a bottle of soda.” That
      would only apply to when you buy wine in a restaurant (where the price for
      wine is about 4 times what they pay) and not buying wine at a liquor store.

  12. Dion Blaster

    October 16, 2016 at 10:37 am

    and when you pull of the cork, make sure you really rub that end of the
    bottle with your hands

  13. Edward Snowden

    October 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    You are moving and shaking the bottle too much prior to opening. If it has
    sediment it will mix with the wine instead of staying on the bottom.

    • Kris Chislett

      October 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Edward Snowden I agree… Ed…but it was a demo video, and I even talk
      about that.

    • Edward Snowden

      October 23, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      +Kris Chislett

  14. jimmy wrangles

    October 26, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Profesional alcaholic.

    • Kris Chislett

      October 26, 2016 at 2:50 am

      jimmy wrangles *alcoholic

  15. Earthling

    October 26, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Just take a screwdriver or scissors and push the cork in, then proceed to
    fill to the brim of the red Solo cup, of course keeping the label facing
    out the whole time. Keep it classy.

  16. Sandro Bindelli

    October 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Rule numer one: NEVER agitate a bottle of wine, especially red. This guy
    almost juggles with it…

    • Kris Chislett

      October 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      It’s a demo video, sweetheart. I talk about that in the video.

  17. G

    November 8, 2016 at 12:06 am

    3:53 Oh!! Can’t see the label!! Never coming back to this shithole again!

    • Kris Chislett

      November 8, 2016 at 12:07 am

      G Ha! I award you 12 Internets for that comment.

    • G

      November 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      And 12 for you, for having a sense of humour.

  18. Patrick Pugh

    December 19, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I also thought the “pop” on opening the bottle also shot air into the
    bottle that messes with the wine as well? please lete know if I am correct
    or not on your experience. I am seeing mixed reviews on the web!!!!

    • Kris Chislett

      December 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Patrick Pugh No, it really doesn’t have anyghing to do with it. It’s all to
      do with service.

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