How to Open a Wine Bottle without a Corkscrew

frugalhomediy April 15, 2012 0


This weekend I found myself in a predicament.  This doesn’t have anything to do with home improvement or saving money but I decided to write a post about it anyway.  My wife and I were having guests over and were planning to have wine with our meal.  However, our wine opener was no where to be found and our guests were due any minute.  I went out to the garage to see what I had available and here’s what I came up with.  I drove a 3 inch screw into the cork, placed the bottleneck through the rung of my ladder, and pried up with a hammer.  Then with a satisfying POP the bottle was uncorked and the party could begin.  Then I got online and looked up other ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew.  Who knew a shoe would be part of the equation…

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