Wine's one of the most popular beverages in the world, but it's still something you need to plan ahead for...
…or so you thought.
You might have thought that any bottle with a cork needs a corkscrew, but there are PLENTY of ways to get that cork (and wine!) out of the bottle without the requisite tools.
Take a look. Not only will you look clever performing one of these tricks, but you’ll be the savior of the party!
If you’ve got a tool kit, you can open a bottle of wine. Take a screwdriver and twist a long screw into the cork, leaving about a quarter- or half-inch sticking out. Then, using the back of a hammer, pry the screw out as you would a nail, and the cork will come out with it!
Turn the Heat On
If you heat the bottle (not a chilled one–it could explode) in a bath of boiling water or using a torch as pictured, the heated air will expand and drive the cork out. It should come out gently, so be patient and let the bottle temperature rise with the water’s.
Push the Cork IN It
Cover the bottle with a paper towel, then push down on the cork using a wooden dowel or rod. You might get a cork fragment or two floating around, but you can use a decanter to separate the particles from the good stuff.
Use Your Keys
Push a small, sharp key into the cork at a 45-degree angle until it’s in as far as it will go. Then move the key in a circular motion while pulling back on it.