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How to open wine without a cord screw

Updated: 19 Jul 2010
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No corkscrew? No problem. Pat Kiernan of Pat's Papers tests a French technique he uncovered using a shoe to do the job instead. Insert the bottom of a bottle of wine into a shoe for cushioning, then simply bang it against a wall. Pressure builds and eventually forces the cork out. Did it work for Pat? 
As you can see, all it takes is a shoe and some pounding. The shoe isn't a necessary component, of course; you just need something to soften the blows so the bottle doesn't break.

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