Have you ever been lacking the essential tools to open that bottle of wine, that cold crisp beer, that bubbly champagne? You look longingly at the bottle you are holding, hoping your Jedi mind tricks may just be enough to pull that cork. With a few creative techniques, you too can be the savior of the party, and access that Godly nectar just like MacGyver would.
HOW TO OPEN A BOTTLE OF WINE WITH A SHOE
This video is in French, but you’ll get the fabulous point they are trying to make. Because of sediment and bruising, to open a nice bottle, have some respect and wait for a wine crank :)
HOW TO OPEN A BEER
There are many ways of getting at your beer, here are a couple of my favorites:
- Use a Bic lighter. This has saved me on countless occasions when opening bottles without screw caps. Simply hold the bottle near the top of the neck with one hand while placing the bottom of the lighter under the cap with the other. Use the lighter like a pry bar, with your index finger (bottle hand) acts like a lever.
- Use the same technique as sabrage (see below), except on a smaller scale and with a much higher chance of the bottle exploding and shattering glass in your eyes.
- Use one of the 21 techniques in the next two videos. Basically, you can replace any of these objects used with other, even cooler objects.
BEST WAY TO OPEN A BEER
20 MORE WAYS TO OPEN A BEER
This is a technique I have used countless times. In place of a sword, substitute a 9 iron, a champagne flute, a snowboard, a stiletto high heel…
Have an even better solution? Tell us in the comments!