How to Remove a Cork Without a Corkscrew


0:00 should you find yourself in a position

0:02 where you want to open a bottle of wine

0:03 but you don't have a wine tool here's a

0:06 couple of ways that you can go about

0:07 doing it most bottles of wine the foil

0:11 will come off if you just apply some

0:13 pressure and pull from here you've got

0:17 three different methods that you can use

0:18 the first of which is the hit method you

0:22 start by wrapping the bottom in a towel

0:24 then you hold nice and snug around the

0:27 body at this point you're going to find

0:31 a vertical wall and attempt to hit the

0:33 bottom of the bottle very flatly against

0:36 that wall so you hit the bottle against

0:39 the wall vigorously this will make the

0:42 cork from the pressure of the wine begin

0:45 to come out of the top of the bottle at

0:47 this point you can pull it the rest of

0:49 the way with your hands method number

0:52 two is the wire hanger method grab

0:55 yourself a wire coat hanger or as I like

0:56 to think of it the key to the city you

0:59 want to straighten the hook at this

1:02 point get a pair of pliers and make a

1:04 very small hook at the end whoops

1:09 thusly from here you insert the end of

1:15 the hook into the side of the bottle

1:17 between the cork and the bottle push it

1:20 all the way down until it's underneath

1:21 the cork and when you pull up twist

1:24 you'll have the cork right out in no

1:26 time at all

1:27 the third method takes us into the realm

1:30 of the extremely dangerous this should

1:32 only be done under absolutely desperate

1:34 circumstances this is the knife method

1:37 what you'd like to do at this point is

1:38 to take a knife many people suggest a

1:40 serrated edge such as this one or a

1:42 pocketknife and you want to insert it in

1:45 between the cork and the bottle push it

1:49 all the way down until you're underneath

1:50 the cork and then twist and bring the

1:53 cork back up with you be very careful

1:55 however it's extremely easy to cut

1:57 yourself or break the top of the bottle

1:59 and then cut yourself again