December 12, 2012 by Diniquette
When opening a wax-dipped wine bottle, you can’t open it the traditional way, so this is the best way to go about it:
1. Do not use the knife on your wine key, instead, plunge the corkscrew directly into the wax and open it as it were any other wine bottle.
2. You might want to open the bottle over your sink or trash can because depending on the wax, it can make a huge mess when you pull the cork out….(I’m talking to you L’Etoile).
3. Take the knife part of the wine key and gently cut/scrap away and remaining wax from the rim before you pour.
That’s it! It looks like it would be tricky, but it’s super easy.
Thanks for reading.