Want to know how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew? If you’ve never seen wine opened like this before it’s because it’s a very old tradition reawakened by sommelier Jonathan Ross at Eleven Madison Park.
The old tradition calls for heating tongs to open wine and placing red hot metal around the neck to make a clean break with the cork intact.
This ancient technique originated in Portugal as a way to avoid opening bottles with crumbling corks withered away from away from age, making it nearly impossible to open.
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