How to open a bottle of wine with a wine opener. Wine service! Waiter training! Restaurant service!

By Brian Lemay 70 comments

Guys, no kidding
if you are going to work in a nice restaurant and be the best waiter in the
world and make a lot of money you have to know a lot about mine’s wine is your
best friend selling good bottle of wine increases your authority in front of the
guests in front of the co-workers put some more money in your pockets but of
course you have to know how to do it and very important please don’t sell wine to
a guest before you ask what they like in a wine because it doesn’t matter if the
bottle of wine you are selling is amazing if it’s a barrique wine really heavy full of
tannin and you sell it to a guest that want something fruity light easy drinking
you’ll be in a lot of troubles and those wines are usually expensive and when the
guests say no that’s not the one I’m looking for I don’t want to drink this
wine and I don’t want to pay this one so be careful. learn to be efficient to open
a bottle of wine standing up in front of the guests
that’s all you need to know that’s 90% of the wine service in 90% of the
restaurants in the world you will have to be able to do that that’s a simple as
that so learn it and start doing it and the more efficiently do the more impress
the guests are and you earn some more respect and some more money. This is the bottle that they ordered. Assuming that you’re not a lefty we hold the bottle in front of the
guest with the label to his face, we hold it tight most of the time the trainers
will tell you that you’d have to make a cut through the whole freaking thing
and things like that a lot of people do it
squeezing turning the bottle it’s not the right thing to do because the label
has to face the guest all the time how you make the cut then? Don’t worry about
it you don’t have to make the whole cut through the whole bottle okay
you start with the right hand and you go all the way deep as much as you can and
you start squeezing nice and easy okay you don’t have to cut the foil from
corner to corner for example the the way I made the
cut right now you can see here in the back it’s not cut but you don’t have to
worry about that okay just keep it like that you’ve done everything right until
now the label is if on the guest you have made the cut nice and clean
then you make another cut straight forward okay now all you have to do is
with the edge of the blade go under the foil and just
cut it okay now this is not cut but doesn’t matter
you already open the foil just hold it in cut it. Noe, guys, when you open a bottle of
wine in front of the guests in a restaurant you will have to have always
a white napkin on your hand I don’t have white one but this works too
just to show you how it works this napkin has to say like that.
when you make the cut and you remove the foil make sure take the napkin and smooth
the edges of the foil just a little bit so you don’t have particles that stay
here and when you put the wine they fall down with the wine in the glass
and then it’s really not pleasant so you just take the napkin you squeeze a little
bit clean the top and put it back on it yes now you have to learn to work with
one hand with your knife to open the cutter close the cutter to open the shoulder
and of course this. Now you hold the wine like that and you hold your wine opener like that
make sure you go straight to the middle put your right thumb here so you can
have more balance stuck it in the middle and go straight and then you just turn
around you don’t have to you don’t have to do nothing if it’s a white wine maybe
you don’t have to go all the way in because most of the white wines don’t
have this big cork and you don’t want to go to the cork because sometimes when
you go all the waythrough the cork some of the cock will fall in the bottle, in
the wine and then when you pour it’s gona fall in the glass and that’s not
pleasant but when it’s a red wine especially Italian make sure you go all
the way now all this time I keep the bottle with my left hand just like that
keep it strong just keep it and don’t move the bottle around or move the hand
around on nothing now we’re in this position you won’t have to help yourself
with with the right hand hold the bottle, open your left hand and
just bring the shoulder down on the first step
pull it a little bit then go to the second pull again
don’t pull it all the way up okay
now from this point I’ve been doing this now I go up just with this finger
very nice very easy keep pulling the cork when you feel the cork is already
moving just go sideways you hear one little pssss, you don’t want to hear “pop” no
pop this is in some other places not in the fine dining restaurants okay so
you squeeze the cork a little bit sideways you hear just little psss and that’s
it the coke is here the wine is open take
the cork, take the wine opener you take the one make sure the label stays on top so
you squeeze a little bit and that’s your position when you pour the wine for the
guest he should be still able to see the label of the wine. you pour a little sip
for the guest that order the wine so he can test it in 90% of the guests they
smell the wine they test the wine: oh it’s excellent and things like that and then
you go and start pouring first for the ladies, then for the other gentlemen
and then the last person that you pour the wine is the guy that ordered the bottle. I guess it’s enough for wine for beginner waiters that’s enough for sure


The Waiter’s Academy

Nov 11, 2017, 9:35 am Reply

This video is a short version of Part Two from the New Waiters training series! Some up close shots about opening a bottle of wine are added! If you, guys, have any question, don't hesitate to ask! We are here to help you with your job and create a beautiful life together!

Just Ned

Nov 11, 2017, 9:36 am Reply


dz lad

Jan 1, 2018, 11:56 am Reply

Hello I'm trying to get a job as a runner could please give some advice about how to get the job and how to do the job efficiently


May 5, 2018, 4:00 pm Reply

How to make wine and beer

Rajini Mahesh

May 5, 2018, 8:34 pm Reply

Attitude is Sucks,,,,,

The beginners world

May 5, 2018, 7:46 pm Reply

All the waiters are stupids assholes greedy for tips….they like to watch my ass and eat leftover


Jun 6, 2018, 12:02 am Reply

I am going to start work at a finer restaurant so these tips are really helpful 🙂 . I never knew that there were two "shoulders" on a wine opener! Do you know the trick where you tie a napkin around the bottle to help with the pouring? I have seen that at some places. Thank you for this video! 🙂

dipesh Munikar

Jun 6, 2018, 5:07 pm Reply

Thanks a lot

Ömer metin Gültepe

Jun 6, 2018, 7:53 pm Reply

kesin türksün sen :))

icay Kaishe

Jun 6, 2018, 2:20 pm Reply

Corkscrew is waiter's bestfried…

Mememe 155

Jun 6, 2018, 7:25 pm Reply

Too slow! Hurry it up

Bobby Singha

Jun 6, 2018, 1:47 pm Reply


pradeep sharma

Jun 6, 2018, 11:17 am Reply

It is very useful but whenever you open a Red wine please don’t shake the bottle .If you shake the bottle all the sediment in the wine will mix up with wine and it’s very hard to decant the wine .
Thank you
Wine lover .

Kamal Singh Rathore

Jun 6, 2018, 2:05 pm Reply

Are you working in hotel industry… please reply

Fee Rozz Poon

Jun 6, 2018, 9:40 am Reply

fuck up

sohel rana

Jun 6, 2018, 7:22 pm Reply

I have vast knowledge regarding wine cork opening with such kind of opener. Though ur video is very nice to easy learn for beginner.

nescafe adrian

Jun 6, 2018, 7:24 am Reply

Is good ,but you forgot to smell the wine cork ?!!! Anyway nice video!

Caitan Braganza

Jun 6, 2018, 4:08 pm Reply

Nice video

Big eye Tuna

Jun 6, 2018, 9:38 pm Reply

I would never wipe a nice bottle of wine with a cloth in front of a customer, they don’t no where that cloth has been and if I did it would be a black cloth that I unfolded in front of them so they understand it’s a new and clean napkin, also the amount of movements that you made with that bottle is completely unacceptable, the bottle must not be over handled, Evan walking with a bottle should be do carefully

dobii vines

Jun 6, 2018, 6:34 pm Reply


Daniel Hood

Jul 7, 2018, 6:11 pm Reply

Thank you for this. My main issue is I often end up breaking the cork 🙁

Alvic Ballena

Jul 7, 2018, 10:02 am Reply

Tnx men..

Alex Obioha

Jul 7, 2018, 2:31 am Reply

i would have lost my appetite to drink the wine already

Andrew Weiss

Jul 7, 2018, 3:24 pm Reply

Or get a real job and open it at home however you want.

Gaetano Guglielmino

Jul 7, 2018, 8:14 pm Reply

Con la scritta sopra il tappo non si vede come lo apri e come mettere il tovagliolo sul braccio, grazie

Sophia Katherine

Jul 7, 2018, 1:05 pm Reply

Love see your video

Sophia Katherine

Jul 7, 2018, 1:05 pm Reply

I wanted to learning

Sachi Rashmika

Jul 7, 2018, 9:02 pm Reply


Mutaz Alkhawaja

Jul 7, 2018, 3:10 am Reply

What do you mean Arab place
Just put in your mind that I'm a Arab person
And I'm experiencing this and I know more then you so just respect the all cultures okay

Angel Amuy

Jul 7, 2018, 9:27 pm Reply

Lo siento señor, pero en la alta restauración no se abre la botella así, primero q todo la botella se coloca sobre un plato de pan y nunca al aire como lo hiciste tú, porque los pozos se mueven.

Michael Ray Edem

Aug 8, 2018, 7:50 pm Reply

Very common but still useful my friend!! Thank you

Georgi Workout

Aug 8, 2018, 10:52 am Reply

Great video! Very clear explication 🙂

Reena Haokip

Sep 9, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

How many years of experience did you have

Tinku Gupta

Sep 9, 2018, 8:33 pm Reply

thankyou sir for the demo

reign hard

Sep 9, 2018, 2:14 am Reply

thank you for the great info!
I have a question though. How would you present the cork to the guest if ever?

The Waiter’s Academy

Sep 9, 2018, 9:39 am Reply

So guys, I have listened to the many complaints about the video being too long and slow and I have edited it! I have cut almost all the talk and now it is only the technique! Hope that is better for all of you!

Arjun Thapa

Sep 9, 2018, 9:32 pm Reply

thanks for this video

Arjun Thapa

Sep 9, 2018, 9:32 pm Reply

thanks for this video

Arjun Thapa

Sep 9, 2018, 9:32 pm Reply

thanks for this video

Alex Takacs

Sep 9, 2018, 2:42 pm Reply

Done from the comfort of your home wow not a bad idea, i prefer the Restaurant setting with real customers sitting, but for training this is pretty good.

Becky Tull

Oct 10, 2018, 7:35 am Reply

I don't bother with a napkin at all, also I use the sommelier cut to cut the foil, you cut at the first lip not the second. Also, the idea of opening a bottle at the table is so that you continuously have the label facing your guest, very little movement of the bottle is necessary.

Julian Lopez

Oct 10, 2018, 9:31 pm Reply

You look like the brother that was shot on The Godfather

For that I don't trust you


Dave Nadeau

Oct 10, 2018, 11:36 am Reply

good video overall, but you dont explain the difference between Bistro service like you just did, and hospitality industry wich I'm in. It's pretty much the same thing.. but we never hold the bottle in our hands while opening it, the bottle's face is towars the person who ordered it, then while you open the bottle, it has to remain stable (no movement) on the table so you don't have to practice how to handle a bottle opener with one hand this is fine dining slash bistro. theres a slice differencence between bistro restaurant, fine dining and hospitality industry. If my Maître D would see me open a bottle while I'm holding it in my hands ill get fired lol. just saying and tell new waiter wich side the cork has to be on the table also it might seem stupid but some new waiters really don»'t know about it and it's important


Oct 10, 2018, 1:06 pm Reply

You prefer opening the wine on your hands or on the table?

The Waiter’s Academy

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Nov 11, 2018, 4:12 pm Reply

Jesus I would be asleep looking at him

Bisht Maryada

Nov 11, 2018, 3:27 pm Reply


darko casa

Dec 12, 2018, 8:36 pm Reply

The Procedure of opening the bottle of wine is correct altought are missing two steps: 1st, introduce the bottle to the customer describing the label and above all assure the year is consistent with wine list, describe the proveniente and the grapes blend. 2nd, smell always the Cork to recognize if the wine has cork taste or odd. 3rd, before giving lessons, learn first… Take care

yuvraj Rawat

Dec 12, 2018, 4:32 pm Reply

Thanks alot sir for supporting us
I'm a fresher in hospitality industry and I will join food and beverage service. Thanks for making such a great video. Respect from India ??

All in One

Jan 1, 2019, 7:56 pm Reply

Please tell,firest experience of your, when you was opening the bottle of wine in the front of guest..

xiomana xoxoxo

Feb 2, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

the most important part of how to manuever the screw with one hand you put your hand down and we can see what you did with your fingers to pull up the screw and the words on your video also block your hand so we can t see it but thanks for the videos it was very imformative a bit too slow…

Đạt Huỳnh Chấn

Feb 2, 2019, 4:47 pm Reply

Thank you very much

abubakar khan

Feb 2, 2019, 1:38 am Reply

But the pop sound is so satisfying

Anil Singh Rawat

Feb 2, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

Thanks sir please make more videos.. this is help full for me.. i need more knowledge..

Magic Moment Weight Loss Formula

Mar 3, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

I wish you had mentioned how & when to remove the cork from the corkscrew & what to do with it?

Nilesh Jinwala

Mar 3, 2019, 8:07 pm Reply


ankush kumar

Mar 3, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

Thanks for reaching very helpful video

Sangram Padhi

Mar 3, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

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Mar 3, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply

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Srinivas Makili

Apr 4, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

Thanks for giving information…


Apr 4, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

Thank you, I skip my skip my practical where they were going to teach this for 3 hours . I just learned it in 6 minutes

little Devil JG

Apr 4, 2019, 5:31 am Reply

1 hours later.
When will you let me drink?


Apr 4, 2019, 5:10 pm Reply

Whare from that knife you get?

Vivianne Smith

Apr 4, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

Oh god lord ? first time in the restaurant later today. I’m so so nervous. I’m usually in the takeaway part of the restaurant.

Nelson D Cunha

May 5, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply


Neon Flashbang

May 5, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

Looks like Vaas Montenegro teaching me how to open a wine bottle. Insanity is, turning the corkscrew over and over and over again, expecting, the cork to not fall in. That is crazy.

Bhavesh Kirdak

Jun 6, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

Thank you sir for this video so amazing you explain I real like your explanation

Ben Harley

Jun 6, 2019, 2:26 am Reply

Egg's, beans, chips, sausages mushrooms and toast

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