How Do You Open Wine Without a Corkscrew?


Quick Answer

To open wine without a corkscrew, drive a long screw into the center of the cork with a screwdriver, secure the bottle, then remove the cork using a hammer. This process should take less than five minutes.

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  1. Gather supplies

    Gather a bottle of wine with a cork, a clean screw with a Phillips head that is at least 2 inches long and a hammer. If the screw is not clean, take time to clean it before moving to the next step.

  2. Insert the screw

    Place the screw tip in the center of the cork. Begin screwing the screw into the center of the cork with your fingers. Once the screw is able to stand in the cork on its own, continue driving the screw into the cork with the screwdriver until between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch of the screw remains above the bottle.

  3. Secure the wine bottle

    Secure the wine bottle with your hands by holding it at the neck.

  4. Remove the cork

    Use the claw side of the hammer to latch onto the head of the screw still sticking out from the cork. Ensure the wine bottle is secure, then pull hard on the handle of the hammer. The cork should easily pop out.

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