Open a bottle of wine with a piece of string.

Learn how to open a bottle of wine with a piece of string, remove the cork in one piece. The is an awesome party trick that I have heard has cost people up to $200 to learn "I bet you I can open this wine with this piece of string"...."how much?" ...."$200"...

It's also useful on picnics on boats.

Most likely you'll use this instructable to drink other people's wine for free.

"If i open your bottle with this piece of string, can I have a cup?"
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Step 1: Remove the cork cover...

tear off that pesky cork covering thing.

Step 2: Push the cork into the bottle

youve probably done this bit before in that desperate attempt to open you vino on a camping trip.

using a pen or a bolt works fine (just push it in slowly to prevent wine spilling out)

I've seen the hardest core of people do this with ninja finger tricks. If you support your pinky with your other hand you can push it in with your pinky. This might hurt a little, but you'll feel real bad-ass...

Step 3: Tie a stopper knot in your piece of string.

A fairly stiff piece of string works best, but any piece will do in a pinch. if it's floppy you will require more patience in the next step.

The best stopper knot generally is the figure 8 knot. Look at this sequence of images to learn to tie it. You can use this knot everywhere. It is easier to untie later than an ordinary overhand stopper knot... Re-use your string.

Step 4: Slide the knot end of string down the side of the cork...

This is the tricky bit. Push the string down the inside of the bottle until the stopper knot falls below the bottom of the cork. You may need to use a pen or finger to push the string. This is why a stiffer string is better. it sometimes helps to tip the bottle one way or the other...

Step 5: Carefully pull the string and cork into the launch position...

Carefully pull the string and cork up until the cork is engaged in the mouth of the bottle and the stopper knot sits below the bottom of the cork...

Step 7: Boast, toast, drink and enjoy...

You now have bad ass party trick boasting rights. Drink responsibly.
TracesDad3 years ago
The better wording would be, " i bet i can get this cork out with only this string"
This way, you leave yourself open to use whatever tool you wish to push the cork INTO the bottle as long as you use the string to take the cork OUT
eezra7 years ago
But this is where you loose the bet! "Hey, you said only with a piece of string!"- So ya have to use the finger, I wouldn't pay if you used another tool.
cooy8 years ago
it doesnt work for me my fingers bend to much