How to Properly Cut the Foil

You should cut the bottle's foil under the bottom lip—not over the top one! This tradition began years ago when foil was made out of lead and wine drinkers attempted to avoid toxic contamination. Foil is (thankfully!) no longer made with lead, but industry professionals today continue to favor this method because it also prevents stray drips from getting stuck near the top of the bottle.

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