How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

corkscrew.gifI’ve done it twice now, and it’s a huge pain in the ass. The other night, our corkscrew just snapped in half. Whatever. Refusing to simply go to 7-11 to get a new corkscrew or to even head outside to the car to grab my Leatherman, I embarked on a Man vs. Bottle journey. (Okay, I was actually just bored and wanted to see how you can open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew.) After coming up short on ideas via Webcrawler, I found one of those hooks that you screw into the ceiling to hang plants, screwed it into the cork, got a knife and jimmied the cork around a bit, and started pulling for about 10 minutes. Finally got the cork out, and it was all mangled up, but now it’s my new system. Next party, I’m bringing this hook thing just so I can be that guy. Might be a fun party trick, or it might make me look like a dingleberry. Probably the latter, but I’ll have the last laugh because I got the cork out, judgers.