1. Ideal Serving Temperature: 43-50° F, so just slightly warmer than the average refrigerator, is just right. If you chill your bottle for a few hours, then let it sit out for about 30 minutes prior to serving, it will be perfect!
2. The Perfect Pour: Pour a splash of bubbly down the side of a clean, soap-free flute. Let the foam subside a bit before filling the glass 2/3 – 3/4 full.
3. Safely Removing the Cork: 1. Point the bottle away from yourself + others! 2. Remove the foil + untwist — but do not remove the wire cage. 3. Place your thumb on the top of the bottle to prevent an unexpected pop of the cork! 4. Cover the top of the bottle with a towel or cloth. 5. Tilt the bottle at a 45 degree angle, firmly hold the cloth in on hand and slowly turn the bottle with the other. 6. Voila! The cork should ease smoothly from the bottle.
4. How Much is Enough?: You should budget 1 1/2 glasses per guest for a one hour reception or 1/2 a bottle per guest for a 3-4 hour reception! Bottoms up, my dears!