7 Tricks for Opening a Wine Bottle When You Don't Have a Corkscrew

wine bottleLet me just be straight with you, I love a good bottle of wine. Who doesn't? Even if you're not inclined to imbibe, a wine bottle makes for pretty much the easiest hostess gift ever. And if you are fond of the vino? All the better.

There's just one time when a bottle of wine causes a problem. I'm talking about when you grab a bottle for a party, only to realize there's no corkscrew in sight. Unless you have gotten one with a screw top (bless the person who created that pairing), you're pretty much out of luck, right?

Wrong! There are a good half dozen ways to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew.

Bonus? They make for pretty awesome party tricks even when you do have a corkscrew handy!

So let's dive in, shall we? Are you brave enough to try number four?

 

 

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PRIMA487 PRIMA487

I still have wine stains on my ceiling from #8.

Tracys2 Tracys2

Reminds me of some fun times on the streets of Spain, before they started selling screw-top bottles. We usually had nothing with us but housekeys and cash. Good thing, lots of Europeans have long keys. Just shove with key till the wine is accessible.

BGarcel BGarcel

A couple fo these seem really legit. But most of them I'm worried that the sloshing will stir up any sediments in the wine that were collected at the bottom and then ruin the taste. Same goes for dropping the cork into the bottle. If you're going to drink wine, drink good wine. If you just want to get drunk then take shots or spirits instead.

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