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The Brilliant Basics to Exceptional Servicewww.restaurant-data.com -AFineDiningServiceGuideWipes the bottom part of the bottle to avoid drips. Pours wine for the guest/host who has chosen the wine to taste.
OPENING OF RED WINE BOTTLE
For red wine, sommelier/wine waiter stands next to the host, holds the red wine basket/red wine holder, while keeping it on the table, with the left hand and starts to open the bottle.
Uses the knife in the corkscrew set to cut the foil capsule neatly around the neck, under the lip of the bottle -removes the foil capsule & puts it in his pocket.
Inserts the screw into the centre of the cork and twists it in a clockwise direction carefully, until the screw is 3/4 inserted in the cork.
Places the lever on the lid of the bottle, holds it tightly with the left hand and pulls upwards
With the right hand firmly and slowly to make sure that the cork does not bend.
(Note: For long type corks, e.g. Burgundy, pull the cork 1/2 way and twist again the screw and pull up the cork completely).
Once the cork is pulled 3/4 out of the bottle, uses right hand fingers,
Holding the bottle in the left hand, to remove the cork, ensuring there is no “pop” sound.
Unscrews the cork from the corkscrew
Ensures that no particles fall in the wine
Sommelier/wine waiter pours the red wine for the guest/ host who has chosen the wine to taste.
OPENING OF CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE
Sommelier/wine waiter stands next to the wine stand, facing the
Guests and proceeds to open the bottle as follows:
Removes the bottle from the bucket
Approaches the host from the right
Takes a folded wine cloth in the palm of his left hand
Places the base of the bottle in the wine cloth
Holds the bottleneck with the right hand, label-facing guests and presents the bottle to the host.
Upon hosts approval,
Holds the bottle of champagne firmly in the left hand removes the lead cap with the right fingers and puts the cap in the waistcoat pocket.
Opens the champagne (muzzle) by putting the left hands thumb firmly on the top of the cork and twists the bottom of the bottle.
Allows the cork to go out smoothly without a “pop” sound puts the cork in the waistcoat pocket and tilts the bottleneck away from the guests table.
TASTING & POURING OF WINE
Sommelier/wine waiter offers the host to taste the wine after opening of the wine bottle, with a smile and eye contact, as per the following steps: