6 ways to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew
What to do if the corkscrew was not at hand? Here are some simple ways to solve this problem.
If you have a tool box at hand, take a long screw and pliers. Screw the screw into the plug and remove it using pliers (instead of the latter, you can use a nail clipper).
Print the neck of the bottle and start warming the area where the cork is located. After a minute, the cork will heat up and fly out of the bottle.
Skimmer and self-tapping screw
Place an ordinary metal skimmer on the neck of the bottle and screw a self-tapping screw into one of the holes. Then start unscrewing it using a slotted spoon.
Chinese sticks or pencil
The point is not to pull out the cork, but to push it inside the bottle. Sticks are quite strong and long, so they are more convenient to do this. But if there are no sticks, you can use a pencil or even keys. Step away from the sofa and cover your clothes with a towel so as not to get dirty, because the wine will spill a little in this case.
First, push the cork into the bottle with your index finger as far as possible. Take a knife with a sharp end and better with jagged edges. Stick it in the cork to the middle and start to Unscrew, using the principle of a corkscrew.
A bottle of sparkling water
A bottle of sparkling water (preferably 1.5-liter) will help. Hold the wine firmly in your hands and apply a few sharp blows with the soda on the bottom of the bottle. Continue until the tube will not budge. As soon as you notice that the cork has started to come out, lift the neck of the bottle up and loosen the force of the blows. A few more movements, and the cork can already be pulled out with your fingers.