With a New Year's Eve approaching please post your best Champagne-opening techniques. Here is mine: It works 100% of the time. Remove metal wire cap from the chilled bottle of Champagne. Tilt it 45 degrees. Twist the bottle to let the cork loose and then pull the cork with a light twisting motion out of the bottle with a loud bang and no foam spilled. Please note that all silent opening techniques would be disqualified.