We’ve all been there. You’ve got a bottle in your hand and can’t find a corkscrew. You could be at a party or just lacking in the corkscrew department. What a nightmare. Well now you won’t have to give up. With any one of these ways to get at your wine without a corkscrew you’ll be drinking the good stuff in no time. Obviously adjust your technique for how much cleaning up you’re prepared to do.
Cin cin!

Open a Champagne bottle with a saber

What’s that? You dug out the family saber but aren’t sure how to properly use it? Never fear. Here’s how to do it right.

Open a Champagne bottle with a glass

Using the sabering technique but with an accessory that’s a bit more readily available than a sword.

Open a wine bottle with a key

This will have your wine open in a jiffy.

Open a bottle of wine with a set of tools

One for the DIY lovers out there. All you need is a screw, a screwdriver and a hammer. Easy.

Open a bottle of wine with a knife

Anything that involves a knife, nail scissors and wine must be a great idea. Right?

Open a bottle of wine with a book

No shoes? No problem. Just use a hefty book instead.

Open a bottle of wine with a pair of scissors

Make sure they are pointy at the end. Won’t work with safety, plastic or other scissors.

Open a bottle of wine with a bicycle pump

This, when combined with the wine bottle carrier for bikes should mean that cyclists will never miss out on their beloved wine.

Open a bottle of wine with a screw hook

Make sure to use a pen for maximum leverage.

Open a bottle of wine with a knife

Best try this for bottle number 1 rather than bottle 10.

 

BONUS: Open champagne with a knife, wine with a ribbon and beer with a tenner

You’ll never need a corkscrew again with these techniques.

And there you have it. Have we missed any? What’s your favourite way of opening wine without a corkscrew?

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