Well I had to use a disposable corkscrew from the Holiday Inn once, and I ended up wedging the bottle between my legs to pull the cork out.
The Anxious Opener
That’s definitely happened to me. More than once. I just end up pushing the cork in.
The Barbarian Opener
I’ve used a tiny steak knife and either pushed in or dug up chunks of cork out of the neck of the bottle.
The PG Opener
Whenever I bring wine to my parents’ house, I am forced to use that stupid “rabbit” opener. It always crumbles the cork to pieces and I end up pushing the cork in and filtering it out after.
Ahhhh the weird and wonderful things we will do to taste that succulent grape crush. Weird and wonderful . . . and wrong.
So ladies and gents, next time you find yourself in a predicament as such, here is a speedy and (relatively) easy way to open your wine without the musty taste of cork infiltrating your glass.
1. Find a shoe that has a sturdy sole.
2. Find a wall that is NOT dry-wall
3. Fit bottle into the heel of shoe and firmly hammer onto the wall
4. When cork has slid 3/4 out of the neck of the bottle, use your hand to remove cork and avoid spilling wine.
A simple and nutty way to make your way to the grape.
Disclaimer: you may lose a splash or two . If using red wine, avoid areas with white carpeting.