This was a fight, but only because we weren’t paying attention. I wish we had taken a video of the struggle to remove the wax sealer because our frustration was comic. The bottle makes such a beautiful presentation, and somehow we just thought the wax would peel away. But no. It definitely did not. We chip, chip, chipped at it, cluttering the tabletop, while entertaining Auggie The Doggy who chased flying chunklets of wax around the room.
And. Ridiculous. We only had to ignore the wax and just use our ordinary wine bottle opener. Plunge through the wax and cork, et voilá! Bottle opened.
Now this is the important part … (click through to Unoaked Chardonnay to read the rest)