Community Post: 7 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew
1. Bang it Against a Hard Surface
This guy’s accent means he knows what he’s talking about. No shoes? That’s another issue, but any padding like a towel or phone book will do.
2. Use a Knife
If you wish to be regarded as a Certifiable Bad Ass (CBA), use a knife, preferably one pilfered from pirates. Slant the blade once it’s in the cork and twist back and forth, gently pulling upward.
3. Push It Real Good
If you don’t mind a little cork with your Cab: just push the cork into the bottle with your thumb, a marker, or the handle of a screwdriver or something. Piercing a hole through the middle of the cork first will alleviate some pressure and make it go down easier.
4. With Screw and Hammer
Perhaps you are a man with 7,000 tools, and no corkscrew. These standard items are already on your utility belt. Read a tutorial.
5. Hammer and Nails
If a screw is too conventional for you, you can hammer in five nails and then pull them out. Easy.
7. Use a Bicycle Pump
If you’re not the outdoorsy type, a syringe works just as well… if you’re the type with a lot of syringes lying around your house.