How To Open Wine Without A Corkscrew

The guy that knows how to open wine without a corkscrew is always a hit at parties. If you've ever been in a situation where there was wine to be consumed but no handy tool for removing the cork, you can appreciate how this skill could save an important occasion. You can be that guy! Never let the lack of a corkscrew ruin another party. Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew is actually quite simple once you learn the trick.

Materials needed:

  • Two-inch screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Claw hammer
  1. Remove the foil from the top of the bottle to expose the cork and place the bottle on a sturdy work surface. If you have a partner, it may help if he can hold the bottle steady for the next steps.
  2. Drill the screw into the cork using the screwdriver. Maintain the screw in a vertical position and drill straight down into the cork. Continue drilling the screw all the way down, leaving one-fourth to one-half-inch of the screw above the cork.
  3. Use the claw end of the hammer to gently pull the cork out. Grasp the head of the screw with the claw and use a rocking motion to pull up on the screw, just like you would when removing a nail.
  4. Alternatively, use a pair of pliers to tightly grasp the nail and pull the cork out. You may need to rock the cork back and forth to get it moving. Once the cork begins to move, it should pull out easily.



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