pop the cork


: to open a bottle (of bubbly wine) by removing the cork
She popped the cork on the champagne.

Examples of pop the cork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Structurally, this easily has the stuffing to age gracefully for another 15 years, but the fruit is so appealing already, and the harmony between the fruit and tannins so perfectly calibrated, that there is absolutely no reason not to grill up a steak and pop the cork from this right away. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 This type uses the lever and fulcrum method (and strength) to pop the cork. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2023 Have a large cotton dinner napkin or decorative dish towel on hand to wipe down the bottle if it’s been chilling in ice water—and to help pop the cork without any spillage. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 30 Dec. 2022 The Legacy uses a low-pressure inert gas cartridge to pop the cork from the bottle. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Indulging in a bottle of bubbly is a great way to mark any kind of occasion, and there’s no shame in planning to go the traditional New Year’s Eve route and pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine at midnight. al, 30 Dec. 2020

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“Pop the cork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20the%20cork. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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