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Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew may seem like a challenge, but there are several creative methods you can try. Here are some suggestions:
Sturdy shoes or boots:
Wrap the bottle in a towel or place it in a sturdy shoe.
With the bottom of the shoe facing up, try to hit the base of the bottle against a solid wall or the ground. Be careful to keep the bottle upright.
Movement should be smooth and controlled. After a few shots, the cap may protrude slightly, allowing you to remove it manually.
Screwdriver and hammer:
Insert a sturdy screwdriver into the wine cork, tilting it slightly.
With a hammer, lever the screwdriver trying to push the cap out slowly. Be careful not to drop cork fragments into the wine.
Multipurpose pliers or wrench:
Use utility pliers or a wrench to grip the cap securely.
Twist and pull gently to remove the cap.
Knife and fork:
Insert a sharp knife into the rim of the cork, trying to slide it between the cork and the neck of the bottle.
Use a fork to pry against the knife, applying upward pressure to pop the cork out.
Always remember to exercise caution when using improvised tools to open a bottle of wine, so as to avoid accidents. Also, be sure to clean the neck of the bottle thoroughly after opening the wine to avoid any residue.