The Best Corkscrew Alternatives Screw (regular or with hook) Hammer or a pair of pliers. Serrated steak knife.
How do you open a wine bottle with a fork?
Insert the screw in the middle of the cork like you would with a corkscrew. Don’t screw it in fully, leave a small space to use a fork as a lever and pull out the cork. Simple as that! Now you can enjoy your glass of wine.
How do you remove a cork?
Can you open a wine bottle with scissors?
Open a pair of scissors so that the two blades are spread apart from one another. Stab one blade straight down into the cork. Gripping the scissors where the two blades meet, twist the cork out, pulling up little by little until it pops free. It’s easier than it sounds.
What can I use if I don’t have a corkscrew?
8 Ways to Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew 1 – Use a Screw (the Longer the Better), a Screwdriver, and a Hammer. 2 – Push the Cork in With the Handle of a Wooden Spoon, or Any Blunt Object Similar in Size. 3 – Hook ’em With a Hanger. 4 – Pump It Out. 5 – Twist It Out With Keys or a Serrated Knife.
How do you push a cork into a wine bottle?
Push it in
The idea is to push the cork all the way into the bottle using the blunt tip of a screwdriver, butter knife, etc. Just stand your blunt instrument straight up atop the cork, and slowly hammer it in with the palm of your hand. You will see the cork starting to depress. Proceed very slowly from here.
What do you do when a cork won’t come out?
Sometimes a simple trick is all you need: Try putting the neck of the wine bottle under very hot running water for about 30 seconds. The heat will get the glass to expand, and in some cases, this is enough to loosen the cork to extract it.