How to Pop Bottles like a Professional (or Lil Wayne)

Ready to celebrate the new year? Ring in 2014 with a perfect pop and a sure hand. Mix up a signature cocktail, or sip it straight -- you'll be the toast of the party either way.

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Remove wire cage from top of bottle by holding your thumb on the cork while you twist off wire. Tilt bottle 45 degrees; make a fist around cork, and turn bottle as you apply pressure to cork until cork eases out.

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Pour slowly, cradling the neck with one hand and holding the dimpled base with the thumb of your other hand for maximum control.

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