Unless you like boxed wine, your wine bottles are going to either be sealed with a cork or a screw cap, the latter of which should not be frowned upon, especially if it's white wine. However, most wineries still prefer corks over screw caps, and that means you'll need a corksc ...more
The worst part about playing darts is that when you miss—it can damage not only your ego, but also the wall behind the dartboard if it's not protected. Redditor mavantix found a solution to this problem in wine corks. Over a year, he collected over 1,000 corks from family and ...more
Always downing a glass of red wine in the evening? Don't be ashamed. Red wine has some great health benefits when consumed in moderation, including improved memory, lower risk of heart disease, and even bone strengthening. Photo by Joe Shlabotnik Aside from improving your hea ...more
Don't let a missing corkscrew deter you from uncorking your bottle of wine at your next party, picnic or romantic dinner at home. Following up on a previous post on how to open a bottle of wine using just a towel and a flat, vertical surface (a wall or a wide tree trunk), list ...more
What do you do when you have a bottle of wine ready to uncork, but no corkscrew on hand? Grab yourself a towel (or any cloth that you can wrap around the wine bottle), stand near a sturdy vertical wall or tree, and start hitting the bottom of the wine bottle in rhythmic and e ...more
Impress everyone at the pub with this fascinating bar trick. You can get a cork out of a wine bottle without breaking the bottle. People will be amazed. This takes a plastic bag and a little breath to accomplish. Try betting to win some beer or money. Fun Party Tricks provide ...more
In this trick, bet someone that they can't transfer two corks between their hands and separate them without getting stuck. Unless you know the trick, you won't be able to do this. Check out this tutorial and let Scuba show you exactly how to do this funky illusion and win many ...more
Science is most marvelous when it's creating an explosion, even at the tiniest of proportions. In the video below, Daniel Rosenberg from Harvard's Natural Science Lecture Demonstration Services reveals the secret to shooting a cork rocket over twenty meters using a little chem ...more
This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find th ...more
A very nice and simple explanation of how to make those corks change hands. Don't get locked up, do it right. Try out this "two corks" bar trick to win money, beer, or just to impress friends. Fun Party Tricks provides tons of great howto videos for cool party tricks. These v ...more
In this video, learn a cool bar trick. In it, you will see how to remove a cork from inside a bottle without breaking it. All you will need is a plastic bag and the cork and you are on your way. This trick is fascinating and you are sure to win many bar bets by doing it! Vide ...more
If you're too hasty opening that wine bottle you may break the cork inside. Don't fret, this video will show you exactly how to recover from a broken cork. Our favorite wine guy, Matt Skinner, dropped by the CHOW offices to share some very handy wine tips, including what to d ...more
A very detailed description of how to perform a cork 360, by Chase Armitage. This trick is fairly advanced and should probably be attempted by fairly advanced free runners and gymnasts. A cork 360 is a parkour trick in which the person jumps in the air, the body spins 360 degr ...more
While most people build collections of things with intrinsic value such as coins, stamps, or rare post cards, I collect wine corks—the natural ones, not the plastic kind. Corks are a natural product harvested from the cork oak tree. It takes the better part of 10 to 12 years b ...more
Open a bottle of wine with your bare hands. If you ever forget the corkscrew this is the perfect trick. All you need is a pillow, a wall, the bottle and a firm grasp. Could result in shattered glass.
If you have some pet birds, but are unbeknownst of their gender, this farmland trick will help you determine if they're male or female birds. Use this technique for any kind of birds… parrots, pigeons, doves, chickens… any bird! You just need some copper wire, some string and ...more
Dipping your home brewed mead bottles in hot wax gives it a great look and in particular they make them very attractive as Christmas gifts. Enjoy the ancient art of mead making!
Stick a lit match in a cork, cover it with glass and set it on styrofoam in the microwave. NO2 is produced immediately, so don't breath it in.
Trampolines are just for backyard fun… there's skill involved, so let Trampoline Tricks 1080 show you some cool trampoline tricks. This short video tutorial will show you how to do a trampoline off-axis corkscrew 720 trick. You can stick a clean "cork 7" or an off axis cork 7 ...more
If your out camping or out on a picnic and completely forgot your corkscrew for your wineglass then you can easily still remove the corkscrew from your bottle to enjoy your wine. To do so you will need a towel and to find a tree. Wrap the bottle in a towel and walk over to the ...more
When fishing, many people use more than just a rod and fishing line. There are many different kind of tools and equipment that fishermen use to help catch a nice big fish. One thing that is used is a popping cork rig. Fishermen usually use this to help catch fresh and saltwate ...more
There is something to be said for the idea that every person needs to know one really awesome magic trick. If you don't know one yourself, and need something to impress your friends and fellow bar patrons, you're in luck. This video will show you how to do an easy sleight-of-h ...more
Watch this quick demonstration and learn how to cork a homemade bottle of wine.
A really beautifully painted Warhammer miniature mounted on a stock base is like Christina Hendrix at the Emmy's, but with trash bags wrapped around her feet instead of shoes. It cheapens your work. This video will show you how to make really cool miniature bases out of cork b ...more
This is a short instructional video showing you how to open a wine bottle with a waiter's corkscrew. Its a great technique to open a bottle of wine with if you don't want to break off the cork in half.
In this video, learn how to make a cool, homemade corkboard for little to no cost. All you need is a hot glue gun, real wine corks and a board. This super simple board will look great no matter where you hang it and can hold onto pins, notes, photos and anything else you need ...more
Remove the top of the lead or foil capsule by cutting around the rim of the bottle with the sharp point of the corkscrew. The arms of the cork-screw will have to be raised for this step. You can also make a slit in the foil and remove the whole capsule before beginning. Stand ...more
This video shows how to turn a vintage frame into a cork board. This is the perfect use for vintage frames you may find at yard sales. This is a quick and simple way to have an attractive cork board.
Sometimes you just don't have a corkscrew, and there's really no other way to celebrate with a bottle of wine without one— or is there? If you're daring enough, you can try out this method of boiling the bottle of wine, which will create steam gas inside the wine bottle, causi ...more
Can't wait to enjoy a good bottle of wine but can't find a corkscrew? Don't just push the cork in, that will ruin the wine and your chances of opening it properly later. Watch this how to video to learn how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Open a bottle of wine witho ...more
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to open a wine bottle without using a corkscrew and just your shoe. First thing you need to do is to take off your shoe, then put the bottle bottom up in the shoe. Find a firm surface to hit against, best to use some sort of wall. Smack t ...more
Upcycle all your old wine corks into a cute Christmas craft! Take six wine corks, some glitter (red, green and gold), some glue and a screw top wine cap for the base of the tree. Add tiny eyelets or buttons as ornaments!
There are a lot of ways to get free drinks from people at a bar. Being good-looking is one, having rich friends another. If you aren't or don't have those things, watch this video! It will show you a trick that you can pull on bar patrons to make them buy you beer using only s ...more
One of the most exciting times you can have fishing is when you can get in the middle of a school of surface-feeding fish like black bass or white bass or stripers. If you can manage to cast off into them, you're guaranteed to get a bite. And one way to improve your chances… t ...more
If you're anything like us, then it takes you forever and a day to find that perfect earring and necklace you want to go out, not because it's hard to decide which one, but because everything's so tangled up together you can't make out one necklace from another. But your jewe ...more
You've uncorked a bottle of fine wine. Now what are you supposed to do with that cork? Don't just throw it away! Breathe new life into your old corks by recycling them into all-natural coasters. You Will Need *Five to six wine corks *A hot glue gun *An old newspaper *Craft g ...more
Need to open a bottle of wine but don't have a corkscrew? Take heart, thou déboucheur. With this oenophile's how-to, you'll learn how to open a bottle of wine by forcing the cork down into the bottle with a narrow cylindrical instrument of your choosing. Note: This method is l ...more
In this tutorial, presented by Scam School, learn how to master a complicated trick that you can perform in any bar. With this trick, you can challenge everyone in the bar and no one will be able to do it. You will stump and amaze everyone for sure! So, follow along and practice!
How to pass a cork through another cork. It looks like its easy to do, but you'll spend a LONG time trying to figure it out
Grace Bonney from Design-Sponge shows how to create a corkboard and tray from sun print fabric (similar to the craft sun print paper, and available at bluesunprints.com). First iron the sun print fabric, far away from a light source. If printing leaves, first flatten them in a ...more
Check out this cool cork board idea I found! How to Make a DIY Pinboard: Tutorial With Stylist Megan Morton | The Stir. Pinboards, inspiration boards, bulletin boards, they are a simple, fun way of personalizing and organizing an office space or children's room, an ...more
Do you find that there's no better way to unwind from a long, hectic day than to put on Joni Mitchell, kick off your heels, and pour yourself a glass of Chardonnay? If so, then you more likely than not have an assortment of wine corks from wine bottles you've inhaled. You pro ...more
Graham Potter shows how to stylize cork bark oak. The main way to stylize is to avoid the carving of the bark, but to carving the branches. Its recommended to start carving when the branches are young. First you will start removing all the branches you have no use for (e.g.. s ...more
In order to stump drunk people with a cork trick, you will need the following: 2 corks per person. Tuck the cork between the thumbs and forefingers. The rules are that you have to switch out the corks without using any other fingers, besides the thumbs and forefingers, and th ...more
In this video, Mike Supple from SuppleWine.com walks you through a few simple steps of opening a bottle of wine using a standard waiter's corkscrew. Mike begins by describing what a standard waiter's corkscrew is, showing it's parts such as the blade used to cut the foil, the ...more
Have you ever bought a cork product? Cork liner? Cork coasters? Wine… with a cork? Well, did you ever wonder where it comes from? Watch this video demonstration and you'll find out how raw cork is extracted from the Cork Oak. This video shows the process of the fatiguing work ...more
Polish off a bottle of wine with friends and then impress them with this party trick.
In this video from Fusion Guy 09, we learn about why people are interested in corks in bottles of wine. There are certain things you should look for when the cork is presented to you. You want to make sure the cork is firm and not cracking. If it is cracked, that means air cou ...more
Cork is welcomed home to kinsale with a warm and hearty welcome. Arriving early and well ahead of the rest of the race on this leg the Cork clipper is welcomed by more than 2,500 people arriving on short notice. There were not many dry eyes on-board and the team happy as eve ...more
At times during the last nine months the crew of Cork might have thought this moment would never arrive but on Sunday evening at 1947 local time (1847 GMT) they crossed the finish line at Kinsale; an emotional moment as they led the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race fle ...more
Even if you're lucky enough to not be injured in a car accident, it's rare to escape without some sort of damage to your vehicle. It goes without saying that there are some things you shouldn't try to fix yourself, but if it's just a scratch or dent, DIY can be a cheaper way t ...more
Whether you're a coffee fiend or beer enthusiast, having good coasters is necessary to prevent watermarks from forming on your tables. But instead of going out and buying a set, consider making some custom ones yourself that match you and your home's personality. All you need ...more
Food is a necessity, sure, but every now and then it's so satisfying to eat something because it is fun and delicious. While eating a whole tub of homemade ice cream might satisfy your need for gluttony, there's a way to take it even further—make your dinnerware edible. The B ...more
The next time you're out camping, whether it's outdoors in the wilderness or right outside in your own backyard, try this hack out for an effortless campfire all night long. While there is definitely some prep work involved, it's well worth it if you don't need a huge bonfire, ...more
Don't leave your tongs out by the grill, as they are one of the most useful and versatile cooking tools to have in your kitchen. In my house, they come in a very close second to chopsticks, which I cook with everyday. Like chopsticks, they make it easy to delicately flip and t ...more
To build your own hand-powered fan, you'll need the following: 1 peanut butter jar lid 1 wooden kabob stick hammer knife 3 corks nail 1 paper clasp 1 tack 1 plastic notebook divider 1 rubber band 1 small box scissors 1. You will be putting 3 holes in your box, 2 in the front ...more
Camping in the rain sucks. It's not enough to deal with your clothes and tent being soaked—it makes starting a fire nearly impossible if you're not carrying waterproof matches. You can buy them pretty much anywhere that sells camping gear, but if you've got regular matches and ...more
I've always had an affinity for pretty wine bottles. When I was younger, my parents and my siblings would give me their empty wine bottles so I could collect them, and I loved every single one. Of course, once I reached a certain age, I realized that I loved what resided in t ...more
Decorating your Christmas tree does not have to be an expensive ordeal. You can easily make personalized, unique ornaments for your tree by using things lying around your home, like toilet paper tubes, paper towels, wine corks, old newspapers, CDs (remember those?), plastic wa ...more
Whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or just beginning to explore the wondrous world of fermented grapes, finding fantastic wine on a budget isn't as difficult as one may think. With these 8 tips, you'll see how and why you need not shell out $45 to get a great-tasting, high ...more