How to open a wine bottle without a bottle opener

Enjoy the YouTube Video below: The How to Guide for “Opening A Bottle of Wine Without A Wine Opener!”

Perhaps not at all directly related to golf…although many who enjoy golfing may also enjoy a good bottle of Wine…Next time you have that special bottle of vino and realize you don’t have a corkscrew or a rabbit to open it, fear not because you’ll be the life of the party once you master this trick! 

 

Make nifty wine-cubes to keep your drink cool

Pour leftover wine in an ice-cube tray to make wine ice cubes that are amazing for cooling down your next glass of wine without diluting it, and can also be used for cooking! Throw one into a pot while you’re making a stew or a risotto for a quick flavour boost.

Use a wet tea towel for a quick cool-down

Wrap the bottle in a wet tea towel and pop in the freezer for five minutes. The wet towel will keep the cold in and make sure the whole bottle gets chilled far more quickly.

Or try salt for an even faster chill

Add a handful of salt to a bucket of ice water to quickly cool wine down – salt lowers the freezing point of ice, meaning perfectly chilled rosé for you in double quick time!

Store your wine properly to make it last longer

You should never store open wine on its side, by windows or above 21 degrees. Heat and exposure to oxygen will make wine go off quicker, and when a half-full bottle is on its side, more of the wine’s surface area is exposed to the air inside. Sounds complicated, but apparently it works…

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Replace a missing cork with this plastic-fantastic trick

Image: EtsyBuy a reusable rubber cork, or cover the opening with a square piece of cling film and secure with a rubber band, to reduce the wine’s exposure to the air.

And silverware can save the day!

Image: makeupuseof.comYou can also push a screw into the cork, leaving a centimetre out at the top. Hook the top of the screw through a fork, and gently easy the cork out.

Shop for your wine on a weekend

Don’t buy wine at the weekend – a study in the US recently found that the best supermarket deals are around on weekdays, and stores tend to push up the prices on weekends. You could save 6% by switching to a weekday, which gives you lots more money to spend on more wine in the long run..

Soak up those stains

Red wine is said to be one of the worst stains, but it’s actually quite easy to get out when you’ve got the know-how. Cover wine stains with salt and leave to absorb until the salt turns pink. Hoover up the leftover salt if the stain is on carpet, or pour boiling water over the stain if it’s on clothes. Then you can soak until the stain is gone. Phew!

Make a DIY flycatcher

Use an almost-empty bottle of wine as a fly-catcher – they’ll be attracted to the sweet smell of the wine inside, crawl in through the opening, and won’t be able to find their way out again.

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