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The weekend is here and that means we have to pop open a bottle of wine and just relax.
But, you know what’s annoying?
When you need to relax with a bottle of wine and you don’t have a corkscrew or when you hang out with friends and someone forgot to bring the corkscrew!
The worse part is when you cannot buy your favourite brand because you know you don’t have a corkscrew so you stick to the ones that are easy to open.
Yes, we have said corkscrew so many times because it’s such an important tool that just happens to disappear when you need it the most!
Thankfully, we know a few hacks on how to open your wine.
Get your bottle and choose whichever instructions you want to follow!
1. Get a screw, screwdriver and a hammer!
You can get a bottle of wine open with a screw, screwdriver, and hammer. Stick the screw into the cork, then use the screwdriver to screw it in further. Leave about one inch of the screw out of the cork. Then, grab your hammer and, using the end (not the head), you can pull both the screw and cork out of the bottle itself.
2. Push It with a Wooden Spoon
A wooden spoon with a long, thin handle is the perfect instrument to shove the cork right into the bottle and free your wine, according to Food Mob Bites. Remove any foil covering on the bottle, and apply pressure to the top of the cork. With some strength, it should pop free and slide into the bottle without leaving any cork crumbs.
No one wants to drink wine with debris.
3. Use Keys
Push your key at a 45° angle into the cork until most of the key is in the cork. Then, push the key around in circles while pulling up; the cork will start to screw upward and will eventually twist free of the neck.
4. Use a Wall to Pop It Loose
If you’re desperate with zero tools to open your wine, just wrap that bottle in a towel, and smack it loose…carefully. You wouldn’t want to lose a good bottle of wine.
Cover the bottle of wine in the towel, making sure both the sides and bottom are wrapped up. Rhythmically bang the bottle’s base against a wall, moving it in a horizontal motion. Repeat until the cork begins to more out of the bottle, then pull it out!
As long as the surface is sturdy, you can use anything from a brick wall to a table. Just make sure the bottle is well-cushioned by the towel, or you could end up with a shattered mess.
If you don’t have a towel, you can also take off one of your shoes and use that, too. Be careful to choose a flat shoe with padding inside, or one hard smack can break open the entire bottle.
5. Use your thighs and your hands
Take a seat and place the bottle upside-down between your thighs. Hold it in place tightly as you evenly hit the bottom of the bottle with the flat sole of your shoe. Keep smacking the wine until the cork eases out a bit then yank the cork out with your hand when it’s sticking out of the bottle far enough to grab.
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Stick the knife/scissors in the cork and carefully move it in a twisting motion. As you twist it, pull up, and the cork will begin to rise. Once it’s out about an inch, stab the cork on its side and turn until it’s completely free of the bottle.
Chances are, one of these methods will definitely work so you so… all the best and cheers.
Please do not cut yourself!
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