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Open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

It’s inevitable — at some point, you will find yourself staring at a bottle of wine without a corkscrew in sight. What do you do then?

india Updated: Jun 26, 2010 01:28 IST

It’s inevitable — at some point, you will find yourself staring at a bottle of wine without a corkscrew in sight. What do you do then? On June 14, wine guru Jancis Robinson tweeted a video with an unlikely alternative — a shoe.



Here are five ways to open a (corked) wine bottle that might surprise you:



1.

Robinson’s shoe method on video hosting site Wimp.com:

http://wimp.com/wineshoe

It’s in French, but you can easily follow the steps.



2.

Similar to the shoe method — but with the support of a tree:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq7DBjCzSuE

. More than 2.6 lakh people have viewed this method.



3.

Using a phonebook:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafqCGfVj2I

.



4.

With the help of a nail, a screwdriver and a hammer:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0E6Ok0-MP0



5.

Russian technique with a Sharpie marker:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGEHMRXzR4U

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So the next step for you is to pour and enjoy! [And add ‘buy a corkscrew’ to your to-do list for tomorrow]