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Learn How To Open A Bottle Of Wine Like A Pro

Wine expert Gail Sotelo walks us through the proper steps to uncorking a wine bottle while oozing with confidence

Anyone can open a bottle of wine, right? Yes, that’s true, but it does take a bit of skill and practice to open it with grace and self-assurance, just like those sommeliers at fancy restaurants. But until restaurants open again for dine-in service, we’ll have to learn how to be our own sommeliers and open our bottles ourselves, no matter how clumsily. So it’s a good thing Gail Sotelo is here to teach us how to do it properly. Wine education is what she does for a living as a part-time lecturer on wines and drinks at Enderun Colleges, and as a drinks writer for various websites, including Metro.Style. She also completed the very challenging WSET Level 3 Award for Wines and Spirits, the largest provider of wine, spirits, and sake qualifications in the world.


The key is practice. The more bottles you open, the better you’ll be at it. What better excuse than that to stock up on reds, whites, and bubblies!





Special thanks to Don Revy Philippines for the wine, Garden Barn Inc. for the wine glasses and accessories, and The Study by Enderun Colleges at Estancia for the shoot venue