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Help! How Do I Open A Wax-Sealed Wine Bottle?

2017
03 September
2017-09-03 00:00:00
2017-09-03 00:00:00

Help! How Do I Open A Wax-Sealed Wine Bottle?

When I was first getting into wine, I purchased a bottle of Chardonnay from the Jura that came highly recommended. (And rightly so; it remains one of my favorite bottles.) Inspired in no small part by the twin “self-care” and “treat yourself” movements, I attempted to open the wine in bed, while queuing up a favorite movie on Netflix. The bottle had a hard wax seal, something I hadn’t seen before. I decided to proceed as if it weren’t there, screwing the worm of my corkscrew through the wax.

This turned out to be a mistake. The wax crumbled, spreading tiny yellow flakes all over my freshly washed bedding, many of which I would unearth for days to come. While I’ve since opened many wax-sealed bottles since that mess — though never again in bed, I’ll say — the question remains for the wax-seal novice: What’s the best way to open a bottle with a wax seal? And why is it there in the first place?

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