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Cork removal advice, please


#1

I have a bottle of prosecco and a bit baffled by the closure, how would you approach a fizz that is closed like this?


#2

usual corkscrew after removing the string of course… Is it a frizzante? Ive had a few corked like this and as frizzante is less sparkling than a spumante I usually just open with a regular corkscrew…:wink:


#3

yes, you are right, it is a frizzante… was just trying to avoid disaster

would you cut the string with scissors? :wink:


#4

You can probably just push it over to the side if you cant wait to find a scissors :laughing:


#5

I got it as a “freebie” by the way… for purchasing some organic veg boxes. Not my usual staple might I say.


#6

The precursor to The Society’s Prosecco was bottled in this way - it was called Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Frizzante Spago (Sparkling Prosecco di Valdobbiadene with String). Push the string to one side and use a corkscrew.

It has the advantage that, not being bottled with a Champagne cork, it doesn’t count as sparkling for duty purposes, and therefore the taxman receives less!

The pressure is low enough that the string (hand-tied) should keep the cork in place - don’t buy a case and leave it in a hot car, though, unless you want prosecco all over the floor… #voiceofexperience


#7

I promise I won’t


#8

Oh dear :persevere:


#9

I’ve got a picture somewhere of the corks in various degrees of elevation out of the bottles!


#10

Might just open it now that my daughter got in to our (and her) first choice primary school.


#11

Yay!! Always stressful !! Definitely a celebratory moment :blush:


#12

Such good Prosecco they give it away!!
Try a Screw/Screwdriver and Molewrench. At least you can enjoy opening it, if not drinking it!