Corks

How To : Three More Ways To Open A Wine Without A Corkscrew

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

How To : Open a Wine Bottle Without Using a Corkscrew

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

How To : Fool people with the 2 wine cork bar trick

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

How To : Use a Swiss Army knife cork screw to open wine

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

How To : Do the "two corks" bar trick

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

How To : Remove a Cork from Inside a Wine Bottle

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

How To : Recover from a broken wine cork

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

How To : Perform a corkscrew freerun trick

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

How To : 9 Creative Uses for All Those Holiday Wine Corks

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

How To : Pop a cork with your bare hands

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.

How To : Do a trampoline off-axis corkscrew 720 trick

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

How To : Remove the cork from a bottle without a corkscrew

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

How To : Fish and adjust the popping cork rig

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

How To : Get a cork out of a wine bottle

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

How To : Uncork a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

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

How To : Open a bottle of wine without corkscrew

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

How To : Make a cork bounce straight up for a bar trick

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

How To : Catch surface-feeding fish with a popping cork rig

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

How To : Create a jewelry organizer with a cork board

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

How To : Make coasters out of old wine corks

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

How To : Drink from a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

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

How To : Stump everyone in the bar with a cork trick

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 : Create a sunprint cork board & jewelry tray

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

News : DIY Cork Board for Dorm Rooms

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

How To : Upcycle old wine corks into a cork board

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

How To : Style a cork bark oak for the first time

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

How To : Stump people with a cork trick

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

How To : Open a bottle of wine with a waiter's corkscrew

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

How To : Extract raw cork from the cork oak tree

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

How To : Learn about a bottle of wine from the cork

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

News : Cork Clipper welcomed home.

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

News : Corks Clipper returns home.

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

How To : Make an All-Night Campfire with Just One Log

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

Tongs : Your Most Underrated Cooking Tool

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

How To : Make a hand-powered fan

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

How To : 5 Clever Ways to Repurpose Empty Wine Bottles

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

How To : Score Great Wine at Bargain Prices

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

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