The loud pop and a flying cork are not the goals. This video from CHOW.com shows you how to open a bottle of bubbly without showering your guests or wasting the lovely contents of the bottle. You need to have a knife to cut off the foil. Cover with a towel to keep it safe. You don't want to pull the cork. You want to twist it for the faint hissing sound. No pops here!
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