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How to Open a Bottle of Wine (When You Can’t Find the Corkscrew)

Happy National Wine Day! We hardly need an excuse to enjoy a glass of wine. But when National Wine Day (May 25) falls on the Friday before a long weekend, this double holiday deserves a proper celebration. If you need us, we’ll be mixing up a pitcher of sangria and firing up the grill. We hope you’ll be doing the same.

… Unless someone forgets or loses the corkscrew, and you’re left hacking at the cork with a knife while the food gets cold. In case of emergency, here’s an easy (Tasker approved) way to open a bottle of wine with common toolbox items.

What You’ll Need.png

  • Screwdriver
  • Screw
  • Hammer


  1. Twist the screw into the cork, like you would do with a wine opener.
  2. Using the back of the hammer, yank the screw and cork out.
  3. Receive thanks and compliments for saving the party. Cheers!

More Grape InspirationBottles piling up? Follow us on Pinterest for creative wine storage ideas.

Try our new favorite sangria recipe — with a peppery twist, thanks to arugula. (Trust us, it’s good.)  




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