If you're planning on popping some bubbly this New Year, but you're not sure of the "proper" way to open the bottle, here's how it works:

To reduce the risk of spilling or spraying any Champagne, open the Champagne bottle by holding the cork and rotating the bottle at an angle in order to ease out the stopper. This method, as opposed to pushing the cork out, prevents the cork from flying out of the bottle at speed. And now you know.