A bottle of wine is equivalent to romantic moment with your special someone, fun times with friends, victory at work and a relaxing moment after a stressful day. So, you are ready for some merriment, only, you cannot open the precious bottle of wine. That naughty little corkscrew is missing and you can’t find it no matter how you try to search for it. We’ve all experienced this before, but in case it happens again, don’t fret as you can still enjoy your delicious wine. How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew? Try these random items:
Your shoes are not just there to secure your feet or complete your outfit. You can use them for popping that cork without the use of a screw. To open your wine bottle with a shoe, place it onto the foot hole and then pound the shoe onto the wall. For best results, better be sure you are pounding against a stone-hard, rock-solid stone wall. Just make sure your feet don’t smell though or it may not be a nice experience.
You do not only open your front door locks with your house key but your wine bottle as well. To serve its purpose on the latter, stick the key on top of the cork, then twist the bottle to lift it. Now you can enjoy a nice glass of wine anytime even if your corkscrew is missing as you or your drinking buddies would surely have a key.
A screw may be paired with various items to open up a wine bottle. Simply screw in one on the cork using a screwdriver. Choosing a kind with a wider distance between the threads is ideal. Then, you are ready to lift the screw together with the cork either with the back of a hammer, a pair of pliers, or a rope wrapped tightly on the screw head. This is the perfect option if you’re a Handy Manny at home since you probably have the tools needed to get the job done.
Head to the kitchen and you’ll find another item that you can use for opening your bottle of wine. You knife is not just use for cutting various ingredients and breads as it can be an alternative for your missing corkscrew. Insert a small, jagged knife onto the cork and then, lift it with a careful twist. You have to be very cautious doing this because you could injure yourself if you are not careful.
Cowboys and cowgirls who love their leather boots would find another use for them. Tie a knot at the end of the lace. Insert the knotted part onto the cork using a sharp object, pushing it through. Then, lift the cork by pulling the lace up slowly but surely. If in case the knot pulls through, make a bigger knot.
Corn Cob Holder
Love eating corns? You probably have a corn cob holder with you. If you those with three pins and a nob, you can use one to gently pull up the cork from your wine bottle. Simply insert the pins onto the cork, slowly rotate your hand while pulling the nob up.
Scissors are not just for craft making and cutting hair. They would also save the day when you can’t find a way to open that bottle of wine that you can’t wait to taste. Put one of a small scissors’ blades onto the cork until it reaches halfway. After that, you may start pulling the cork up by twisting the handles while applying pressure.
Just like a regular scissor, you could also use your nail scissors for removing the cork from the wine bottle. Cut two slits into the cork using a small knife. Use a pair of nail scissors to pull up the cork by biting through the slits.
Get that wire hanger from your closet and with a little tweak, it could serve as your corkscrew. Twist a cheap wire coat hanger to resemble the shape of a corkscrew and use it as you would a regular corkscrew. Or, you may also simply bend the bottom part of the wire hanger to make a 30 degrees angle. Then, insert the wire down the side of the cork, rotate it 90 degrees to grab the bottom part of the cork, and pull it out.
Got a bicycle pump? Nope, it’s not for your bike but for your wine. Use the air pressure from a bicycle pump to open your wine bottle by wedging it onto the cork before applying pressure. This method will easily yank out the wine bottle open if done properly.
Can’t believe you can open your bottle of wine with all the materials we mentioned? Go ahead and give any a try (even if you have a corkscrew within reach), just for the fun of it!