How to Remove a Cork Without a Corkscrew

by Adrien Matthews

Remove a cork without a corkscrew by wrapping the wine bottle in a towel and hitting it against a vertical wall to get the cork to push its way out. Using a wire coat hanger or a pocket knife as a corkscrew may also work. Be very careful when using a pocket knife to remove a wine cork with advice from a wine and restaurant specialist in this free video on wine.

About the Author

Adrien Matthews runs the wine program at Tayst Restaurant and Wine Bar in Nashville, Tenn. Matthews has been in the service industry for more than six years and has been with Tayst, Nashville's only certified "green" restaurant, since its opening more than four years ago.