Pouring & Serving Sparkling Wine
Here are a few suggestions guaranteed to enhance your enjoyment of our wines:
Serve in clean, dry stemware at room temperature, tall flutes or tulip glasses are recommended. Glasses that have been chilled may inhibit the forming of bubble trails.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.
When ready to open, remove the foil and loosen the wire cage around the cork. Hold the cork firmly— there are up to 90 lbs. of pressure in a good méthode champenoise sparkler like Gloria Ferrer Brut.
With the cage loose but in place, tilt the bottle at a 45 degree angle and, while still holding the cork, gently twist the bottle. Be sure it's not pointing at anyone or cover with a protective cloth.
Ease the cork out by twisting the bottle until you hear a soft "sigh", telling you the wine is ready for you to enjoy.