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Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

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OPENING

  • Remember, contents are under pressure, so use care when opening sparkling wine as the stopper may eject forcefully.
  • Chill well. Do not shake. The bottle contains high pressure that increases with warmth or shaking.
  • Point the bottle away from yourself and others.
  • Carefully remove the foil covering and wire hood/topper that holds the cork in place.
  • Keeping a firm grip on the cork, hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle and twist the cork out slowly by hand. Never use a cork remover.

SERVING

  • Long-stemmed flutes or tulip-shaped glasses enhance the flow of bubbles and concentrate the aromas of the wine, but regular wine glasses will work almost as well. Use a clean, dry glass and don’t chill or ice it.
  • Tilt the glass and slowly pour the sparkling wine to avoid frothing. Allow glasses to settle for a moment before topping them off to about ¾ full.
  • Sparkling wine should be served cold at about 45°F (7°C). Refrigerate 3-4 hours or place an unopened bottle in an ice bucket (half ice and half water) with a handful of salt for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Never be place your sparkling wine in the freezer or it might explode.
  • One 750ml bottle of sparkling wine holds 5 to 6 full servings or 8 partial glasses for a toast. After deciding how many glasses you’ll serve each guest, calculate how many bottles you will need based on your guest count.

STORING

  • Woodbridge Sparkling wine is meant to be enjoyed while fresh and young, so there is no need to age it. Store it in a cool, dark place until ready to enjoy.
  • Store any leftover sparkling wine upright in the refrigerator for 2-3 days using a standard wine stopper or a specially designed sparkling wine stopper.