8 Ways to Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew.

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VinePair: 8 Ways to Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew.

Flawed list

Don’t mention tonging. Most often done for old Vintage Port. It works for any other bottle as well.

I think I’d probably go for the missing item 3A.

Go to 7-11 and buy a corkscrew.

Corn holders do not work, just in case anyone was thinking about it…


Very helpful tutorial

I’ve done the shoe thing quite a few times… takes a while but always a fun party gag especially when you don’t have a corkscrew.

Hold my beer…

I once opened half bottles of Cheval Blanc ‘55, Ducru Beaucaillou ‘61, and Latour ‘62 with a metal nail file and an olive fork.

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Homemade Ah-So?

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Closer to a half Durand I’d say. Nail file down alongside the cork with olive fork at a 45° angle for purchase. Reapply olive fork as the cork is on it’s way out to maintain grip.

I forgot about the ‘81 Ygay, which was lovely! Corks came out fine though did get some splits at the angle of the olive fork. Cheval Blanc just slid out - hard cork.

Does the article say 10 ways? or am i just reading it wrong? :smiley: