That s the blunt end toward the bottle. This kind of cap reach onto the neck of a bottle.
Your thumb the fulcrum.
How to open champagne bottle with metal cap. Hold the metal cap in place over the bottle s top keeping your hand below the wings that are lowered against the neck of the wine bottle. Twist the other end of the bottle with your right hand and you ll hear a crack as the capsule seal breaks. Lay your bic on top of your thumb.
Now you can twist off the cap. Use your other hand to turn the handle and screw the corkscrew into the cork. Plus no corkscrew needed so opening the bottle should be easy right.
After getting rid of green plastic seal set between bottle and metal cap the cap still held strong. Close your hand around the bottle top and grip. The first is to grab the bottle itself with one hand and with the other grab the cap only and try to twist the top.
Each time you twist the wings will extend a bit further upward and outward. We had fun today trying to open this. Great things about screw caps.
The bottle is easy to open. If is indeed a screw cap the threads will be visible from the outside and there will be a perforated seperation halfway down the cap use a pair of pliers set on the wide setting and carfully grip. The other way is to grab the bottle with one hand and with the other hand grab the skirt only and twist that way.
Remove the cage and discard it. Do not try to twist the cork. Then cover the cork with a dish towel.
Slide the lever under the cap. And now it is ready to pour. Keeping the bottle pointed in a safe direction away from you and other people grasp the base of the bottle with your dominant hand and the cork the other.
Then loosen the metal cage that holds the cork in the bottle by folding out the tab and twisting it counterclockwise. The cap wasn t thinner perforated in concavity as seen on this picture so no dividing the cap into bottle sleeve and cap. Instead hold the cork firmly while turning the bottle slowly toward you with your hand holding the base.
It is quick to open. Press the end down cap pops up. To open a champagne bottle start by taking off the foil that covers the cork.
Twist the bottom hand until the cork eases out. Twist off closures have become a popular way to keep quality wines fresh.