I know how to uncork champagne. However, I just got a bottle of prosecco with a tiny cork, and I'm not sure how to pop it. I can't grab it like with a normal cork, and I'm worried about putting a cork screw in there if everything is under pressure.

Here's a picture of what the cork looks like:

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    I was totally expecting to see a tiny bottle of champagne. If it were me (based on some Google searching), I would go with a corkscrew and some care.
    – JoeFish
    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 21:40

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According to CA Wine Merchants and Ask Meta Filter, you simply open it with a corkscrew, as per regular wine.

Evidently, it is not so effevescent or pressurized that it needs the special cork that true champaign requires.

  • Good to know, I'll try that out when I'm ready to drink it. In the past I've had Prosecco with a normal cork. Thanks!
    – lemontwist
    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 22:18

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