How do you open a bottle of wine with no corkscrew?
There’s all manner of situations that might arise when you’ve got a lovely bottle of wine ready to dig into, but no corkscrew with which to open it. So just how do you open a bottle of wine with no corkscrew? db put some well-known methods to the test, to find out which ones work best.
Yes, you could simply bemoan the fact that you didn’t buy a screwcap wine and give it all up as a bad job. But before you sink beneath your despair, there are actually some simple methods out there that really do work if you’re trying to open a bottle of wine with no corkscrew.
The first thing you can try that may actually yield results is pushing the cork down into the wine using a strong, pointed implement (for example the handle of a wooden spoon). However, as you’ll see in the video below, this is potentially treacherous, and frankly we wouldn’t recommend it.
One method we found did actually work was inserting a screw deep into the cork and then pulling the whole thing out with the teeth of a hammer (if for some reason you have a full toolkit about your person but no corkscrew in sight…)
There are many methods out there that sound good in theory but are much harder to pull off in practise. Watch our video to discover what might actually work if you’re trying to open a bottle of wine with no corkscrew.
Though take our word for it, just invest in a corkscrew and try not to forget it. It will save you a lot of time and aggravation.