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DawnT

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Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 1:59 PM (permalink)
 The clip is in French, but interesting to watch none the less.
 
http://www.wimp.com/wineshoe/
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 2:30 PM (permalink)
    I prefer to take a saber and slice off the top of the neck of the bottle.
     
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      Foodbme

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      Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 4:53 PM (permalink)
      I wonder who the Wino was that figured that out!!
       
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        joerogo

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        Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 4:55 PM (permalink)
        Talk about Bottle Shock!

        Neat trick to know, thanks DawnT
         
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          leethebard

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          Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 5:12 PM (permalink)
          wow....that's wild...anyone test that at home?????
           
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            the ancient mariner

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            Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 6:25 PM (permalink)

            Doesn't work with beer, just tried it.  Foam all over the place.
             
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              Greymo

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              Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 6:35 PM (permalink)
              Your bottles of beer are corked?
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 6:42 PM (permalink)
                I don't think this would work with the Bubbly stuff like Champagne! Unless you wanted to kill someone with a flying cork!
                <message edited by Foodbme on Wed, 06/30/10 6:44 PM>
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 7:08 PM (permalink)
                  In fact, using a saber to slice off the neck of a bottle of Champagne is a fine way to pour something nice to drink with your sevruga.

                  http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-open-a-bottle-of-champagne-with-a-sword
                   
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                    Davydd

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                    Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 7:28 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme


                    I don't think this would work with the Bubbly stuff like Champagne! Unless you wanted to kill someone with a flying cork!


                    You don't need a corkscrew with champagne anyway.
                     
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                      Davydd

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                      Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 7:42 PM (permalink)
                      the ancient mariner


                      Doesn't work with beer, just tried it.  Foam all over the place.

                      How to open a bottle of beer...

                      With a piece of paper

                      With your Forearm

                      With another beer

                       
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                        6star

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                        Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 8:24 PM (permalink)
                        the ancient mariner


                        Doesn't work with beer, just tried it.  Foam all over the place.


                        You just used the wrong video site.  The "How to Open a bottle of Champaign with a Sword" website has another video titled  "How to Open Beer with a Napkin":
                        http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-open-beer-with-a-napkin
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 06/30/10 8:30 PM (permalink)
                          Davydd


                          Foodbme


                          I don't think this would work with the Bubbly stuff like Champagne! Unless you wanted to kill someone with a flying cork!


                          You don't need a corkscrew with champagne anyway.


                          This is true, however, I'd like to see it attempted just once to see what happens. Maybe we could get the Swashbuckler, Mr. Hofmann, to do a video of him making the attempt!
                           
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                            newatlas

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                            Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Tue, 07/6/10 12:40 AM (permalink)
                            The shoe one is genius.
                            I also heard you can do the same thing by whacking the bottom of the bottle against a tree. The vibrations of the tree help the cork come out, and you don't have to worry about ruining your walls. Anyone know if there is a video of that?
                             
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                              Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Tue, 07/6/10 12:57 AM (permalink)
                              newatlas


                              The shoe one is genius.
                              I also heard you can do the same thing by whacking the bottom of the bottle against a tree. The vibrations of the tree help the cork come out, and you don't have to worry about ruining your walls. Anyone know if there is a video of that?


                              Ask and you shall recieve:
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq7DBjCzSuE
                               
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                                newatlas

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                                Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Wed, 07/7/10 11:44 PM (permalink)
                                Nice - looks like the shoe works better though
                                 
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                                  jaylhorner

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                                  Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Fri, 07/9/10 7:31 AM (permalink)
                                  Works only with French wine?????????????
                                   
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                                    santacruz

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                                    Re:Opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew Tue, 08/17/10 2:42 PM (permalink)
                                    Being a drummer I always have drumsticks around me, not that many corkscrews.  If I found myself without a corkscrew I would take one of my thinner drumsticks and push the cork SLOWLY down the neck.  After a few times you can do this without any wine comeing up the neck and spilling.  The only negative is you have the cork in the wine, but sometimes it will add to the flavor.
                                     
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