How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew [Video]

There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve forgotten to bring a corkscrew to a picnic. The remainder of the meal is spent contemplating how long it will take to drive to the nearest store while you stare longingly at your bottles of wine.

Opening a bottle without a corkscrew may seem impossible, but it’s not. All you need is a shoe, and a wall.

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Some winos in the know are familiar with this method, and can do it in their sleep. But for those who can’t, here’s a video tutorial posted by Mirabeau Wine.

Remove the foil cap from the bottle then put the bottle into the shoe. Take the bottom of the shoe and place it against a wall. Using the shoe as a barrier between the bottom of the bottle and the wall, carefully bang the bottle against the wall. After a few hits, the cork will start to release from the bottle. After the cork is halfway out, you can remove the rest with your hands.

And voila. Drink wine any time, anywhere.

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