How does one open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew & without breaking the bo

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  1. merej99 profile image83
    merej99posted 4 years ago

    How does one open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew & without breaking the bottle?

    I cannot believe that an Irish household - namely mine - is without a corkscrew!  I have a feeling my father-in-law put it in his back pocket the last time he visited (darn bar owners are corkscrew thieves!)  Help!  I have a beautiful bottle of wine that needs to breathe you know, for medicinal purposes.

  2. J Sweet Tooth profile image61
    J Sweet Toothposted 4 years ago

    I have had to endure this very unfortunate event, and the only way to get it open without breaking the bottle is to push the cork into the bottle. Find something that will fit into the bottle neck, like a butter knife or similar, and keep pushing until  it surrenders. Cheers to good health!

    1. mireland19 profile image93
      mireland19posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You are one hundred percent right! There is no other way to get it out, it must go in! Good Luck!

    2. merej99 profile image83
      merej99posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I tried to get the cork out. Actually took my Swiss Army knife and got the cork to twist. Thought there was hope but then it popped IN the bottle. Instead of 1 glass I had 2...and I'll have to kill the bottle.  Poor me!  LOL  Thanks for replying smile

  3. Jai Warren profile image74
    Jai Warrenposted 4 years ago

    Wait 'til you see this...
    It's been all over the interwebs!!!

    1. profile image55
      Monyacitaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! I was thinking of a way to explain this,  but I only saw the vid once! Thanks for posting! Have you tried this?

  4. stclairjack profile image81
    stclairjackposted 4 years ago

    ive been known to screw a long-ish deck screw into the cork,... use a screw driver or power drill,.... then get a friend or helpful family member to pull on the screw with a pair of pliers.

    from one red neck who likes her wine,... cheers

    1. merej99 profile image83
      merej99posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I started with a long wood screw and nearly fell on my butt when it popped out of the cork.  Tried a deck screw but the damage was done.  Ended up doing what J Sweet Tooth & mireland19 said and popped the cork in the bottle. Meh hmm

  5. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image60
    Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 4 years ago

    I don't drink wine nor alcohol. May I offer you a fine cold glass of orange juice? It's better for your health, I ensure you that.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    Use a hypodermic needle and inject air into the bottle by going through the cork.

    1. merej99 profile image83
      merej99posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Brilliant idea using air pressure!

    2. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I saw it on HGTV once.  Have never tried it though.

  7. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 4 years ago

    I have opened a few bottles of wine without a corkscrew by wrecking the cork with a knife and pushing it into the bottle .. I haven't had any wine for a week now ... I hope you succeed !


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