Once you have chosen the perfect wine to match your food, one of your first concern is to serve it properly and removing the cork is one important step… It was Dom Perignon, a monk experienced in producing and storing wine, who discovered the cork as one of the best ways of preserving the health of good wine. Uncorking demands some care. In fact, some wine needs to breathe when they have been bottled for a long time. For an old wine, it is highly recommended to open it at least 1 hour to aerate it or even to decant it for the oldest wines. You should have kept the bottle stand at least one day before serving it for the oldest vintage. You can also pour a small sample of the wine and sniff then taste to check it is not corked. Finally enjoy it ! Here is a technique that can help you avoid some basic mistakes that can ruin your wine when you open it.