Watch a Master Sommelier Teach An Amateur How to Open Champagne

“Please name the white grape allowed for Burgundy wines,” quizzes Corkbuzz’s Master Sommelier Laura Maniec on Eater’s latest installment of “Amateur Hour with Joshua David Stein.” If you’re stumped (hint: not Sauvignon Blanc), allow Eater to whisk you through vinous fundamentals and a day in the life of a somm. Standing in for the layperson, Stein bounces from theory to blind tasting to formal service with Maniec’s advice—all accompanied by encouraging smiles and general unpretentiousness, especially when it comes to the ins and outs of an unpredictable Champagne cork (no pun intended). [Eater]