Working at the prestigious Moët & Chandon headquarters in Epernay in the Champagne region of France, Elise Losfelt holds an important position. Every time a bottle of Moët Impérial or Rosé Impérial is opened anywhere in the world, it’s her job to ensure it has the same high, consistent standard of quality the legendary winemaker is known for since 1743. A sixth generation winemaker— she’s a third generation woman winemaker— Losfelt lets Bazaar in on the lesser-known truths about champagne. The first is knowing how to open the bottle—it shouldn’t make any sound. Don’t ‘pop’ it. Serve it in grand vintage or white wine glasses which help experience the aromas. Don’t serve too much—it warms quickly. If you want to know the colour of the champagne, look at it against a white surface. For nosing, first smell the champagne in the glass, then swirl it a bit to have the heavier aromas come up. Take a small sip, ensuring the champagne covers your mouth. Enjoy.