It seems a bit odd that someone would buy a bottle of wine, not knowing if they have a way to open it, but hey! We all do odd shit from time to time. I for one have never had this problem—oh wait, yes I have, in college. Not sure if that really counts, as no one is a fully-formed human in college, but I digress. I recall pushing the cork down into the wine and haphazardly drinking it while simultaneously picking cork out of my teeth.
Don't do what I did! Do better! If you happen to have a bottle of vino with no corkscrew, don't fret! There are much better alternatives than cork-flavored wine.
According to The Sun there are 3 effective wine opening hacks that only require basic household items.
- "Take a key – ideally a spare one, in case it gets damaged – and remove the foil on top of the cork. Then push the key into the edge of the cork at a 45-degree angle and begin to gently push it round in circles – so the cork turns with it."
I've Got Wood
- "This method can be done with any wooden object – but we recommend a kitchen spoon or sturdy make-up brush. Remove the foil from the top of the cork, then sit on a chair with the bottle of wine between your legs. Use the wooden-handled object to push the cork INTO the bottle. No, this won’t cork the wine unless it breaks."
- "YouTuber Jay Saunders has shared his tip, which involves putting the bottom of the bottle in the foot hole and pounding the bottle against the wall. Some people do the same method using a book or a tea towel instead of the shoe. The main point of the item is to stop you damaging the wall."
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