Intro: How to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Wine Opener
Nifty little trick I picked up after trying to super cool my wine. I don't know how many times I have bought a bottle of wine and not been able to open it.
There are many other ways to open a wine bottle without a cork screw, however I have found them hard and messy.
My solution is simple, elegant and fun. All it takes is a little patience and some planning to enjoy a nice night of chilled wine.
Step 1: Get Wine.
Step 2: Chill
Make sure to use a cold freezer and prop up the top in the event the cork pops out or drips.
Step 3: Wait Over Night
You just give the wine time to freeze. The pressure from the water expanding into ice pushed against the cork from the inside loosening it.
Step 4: Remove the Next Day
Take the wine out. Examining it for damage. With any luck the cork should have pushed out.
Step 5: Enjoy! or Save the Wine for Another Time
Simply remove the cork wrapper and pull cork out with fingers. It should be plenty loose. If the cork is more than half way in you might have trouble. Try using a cloth to grip the cork and twist and wiggle while pulling.
Cheers guys thanks for reading!