How to Pour Champagne So It Doesnt Fizz Over the Side of the Glass

Scenario: You're at an engagement/graduation/garden party and you go to pour yourself a glass of Champagne, only to have the whole thing overflow in a cascade of bubbles and holy crap everyone is staring. Here's how to avoid the sparkling volcano.

Step 1: Pour only an inch of Champagne into your flute.

Step 2: Wait for the bubbles to subside.

Step 3: Fill your glass the rest of the way. See? No fizzing. (It's the same principle that keeps a beer from getting too foamy when you pour it against the side of a mug.)

Step 4:
Cheers! You have officially done nothing to embarrass yourself...yet.

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