Cut the seal neatly around the neck with a sharp knife just below the top. Peel off the seal to expose the cork. Wipe off the cork and bottle lip. Insert a corkscrew and turn until the corkscrew is completely inside the cork. With a steady pull, remove the cork from the bottle. If the cork crumbles or breaks, pour the wine through a tea strainer into another container for serving. The host or hostess should taste the wine to check its quality before offering to guests.

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