Oysters. Complicated they're not. Just three easy steps to enjoy this delicacy of the sea: Shuck, Shoot & Sip.
Step 1: SHUCK
First things first. Before you feast on an oyster, you must first shuck (i.e. open) it. A shucking tool, as seen here, is recommended. In a pinch, however, you can use a flat head screwdriver, a butter knife or any other flat/blunt object. I'm no expert, but I get the job done.
Step 2: SHOOT
After you open the oyster, open your hatch. It's go time! Tip it back and take it down. Some swallow it whole. Others chew first. It's a personal preference. I leave it to you. Take a look at how Rebecca (winemaker at Ghost Hill Cellars) does it.
Step 3: SIP
After shucking & shooting an oyster, it's time to sip with an appropriate chaser. There are many ideal wine pairings for oysters. One wine I find to be nearly perfect is the Ghost Hill Cellars Pinot Noir Blanc. Cheers!