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
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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
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp couldn't be easier. If you don't have the supplies on hand, a quick trip to the hard ...more
There’s nothing worse than grabbing a nice bottle of wine and realizing you don’t have a corkscrew. Don’t panic—we’re going to help you get into that sucker. You will need: a screw pliers or hammers optional: screwdriver a pocket or paring knife a towel Next time you have a ...more
Learn how to properly open a wine bottle. This is a skill of the finest waiters, sommeliers and bartenders. Never break a cork again. You need a knife, worm, and the lever. This uses a church key to show the technique.
This is my best guess at lampworking a borosilicate wine bottle stopper. This is just me winging it, I don't claim to be an expert. If you want to see what the pros do with this floral technique, look up Eugene Rain, Sabina Boehm, John Kobuki and many others.
Learn how to open a bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk of the Wine Library. Never struggle to get a wine bottle open again with these easy techniques to wrestle off that foil and pop the cork. Check out this video oeniphile tutorial and learn how to open a bottle of wine.
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 tutorial, Bert shows you how to make a realistic 3D looking wine bottle, complete with label. This uses the 3D part of Illustrator and is great for those of you without access or time to use an actual 3D software package.
A woman who showed up at my book signing shows us how to hit high notes in karaoke using a wine bottle.
Polish off a bottle of wine with friends and then impress them with this party trick.
Watch this quick demonstration and learn how to cork a homemade bottle of wine.
Add a dash of creativity and a pinch of color to your kitchen with embroidered bottle aprons. Dress up soaps, syrups, oil, and wine bottles with a bit of embroidery frill and fun. These mini aprons will definitely be the talk of the party! Watch this instructional video and st ...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
Are you one to pop open a bottle of wine and throw back a few glasses immediately until it's gone? Well, you may not be aware of this, but there is a science to the proper way to open a bottle of wine. In this video, learn from Wine Tasters TV and Giammario Villa the correct w ...more
Want to give someone a bottle of wine as a gift? This video shows you how to choose the best bottle of wine, no matter what your gift budget is. Choose the best out of Champagne, Amarone, Bacchanal and Port wines. Choose a good bottle of wine to give as a gift. Click through t ...more
This is a tutorial on how you can open a bottle of wine using a screw, a screwdriver, and a hammer. Open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. Click through to watch this video on haha.nu
Miguel Garza owner of Vinum Populi offers Wine Tasting Tip # 4 - How to properly open a bottle Of Wine.
There are certain tasks that adults are simply expected to know how to perform: opening a bottle of wine with a traditional-style corkscrew happens to be one of them. Happily, the sommelier in this oenophile's guide provides a complete walkthrough of the process. For more info ...more
We've all been there. You bring a delicious bottle of wine to a party, on a trip or to a picnic and you've forgotten your corkscrew! No worries! In this clip, all you need is something long and thin like a wooden spoon and a towel to get into the good stuff. Enjoy!
Until you get the hang of it, removing the cork from a bottle of wine can be tricky. Check out these instructions for opening a bottle of wine using a wine key. This video shows you the parts of a wine key, preparing the wine bottle, opening the wine bottle, troubeshooting is ...more
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
In this how-to video, Jake Westerfeld, the online media coordinator for Cameron Hughes Wine, will show you how to open a bottle of wine with your shoe. In order to do this, you will need a shoe and any kind of wine in a bottle. Make sure you practice safety before attempting t ...more
Opening a bottle of wine with ease in front of your guests is easier than you think. Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner shows you how. Get the cork out of a wine bottle without leaving any cork in it. This is with the precision of a professional sommelier.
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
This demonstrates how to open a bottle of wine. This video is for anyone who has a problem working a corkscrew. Open a bottle of wine properly. Click through to watch this video on associatedcontent.com
You can use a double action or winged corkscrew but American master sommelier Tim Gaiser recommends a "waiter's friend" corkscrew so called because of its universal use by, you guessed it, waiters. In this video, Gaiser demonstrates how to open a bottle of wine using this tool ...more
If you've ever bought a bottle of wine and found out you didn't have a corkscrew, it can be a pain in the butt to open! In this tutorial you'll find out an easy way to open a bottle of wine without the need of a corkscrew. There are easy ways to do this and difficult ways, so ...more
So, you have a date come over and everything's going fine, until... Damn! Where's your corkscrew to open the bottle of wine? Things might seem to be going downhill, but don't sweat it! If you have a screw & a screwdriver in your possession, this bottle of wine can be saved! In ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to slow decant an older bottle of wine. This is important as it reduces the sediment in your glass. These do not taste great with the wine. You want a slow oxygen process as well. Take a decanter and set it next to the glass. Slowly pou ...more
This parlor trick video aptly demonstrates how to open a bottle of wine with an ordinary swiss army knife when that feisty cork screw goes missing. This video is a great alternative for college students who seem to inevitably misplace or loan their cork screws and want to seam ...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
In this tutorial, we learn how to properly open a bottle of wine with Jorge Cornet. To start, choose your type of wine and grab two wine glasses. The first thing you will need is a wine opener that has a blade on it. Now, cut off some of the tip of the bottle right around wher ...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
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
Everyone's been there... You're about to share a glass of wine with a friend or loved one, and you can't find your bottle opener to open the bottle of wine. What are you to do? In this video, learn how to open a bottle using a screw driver, a screw and a pair of pliers. Warnin ...more
Jennifer Frank is a former Sommelier and wine writer and currently co-owns California Wine Merchants, the first and only wine store in New York City specializing in California wines. Jennifer shows us how to decant a bottle of wine.
Loïc Le Calvez, senior winemaker of Taltarni Vineyards, has experienced all of the wrong ways that people open and pour sparkling wine: shaking the bottle, popping the cork, leaving the glass on the table while pouring too vigorously. Heres the right way to celebrate with bubb ...more
Champagne or sparkling wine is a great treat during a celebration, but what if your champagne is a little dull? It may be flat… a little too old to savor the taste. But there is a remedy. If your champagne or sparkling wine has become flat, simply drop a few raisins into the b ...more
One booze hack that's been making the rounds for years is that inserting a spoon by the handle in a champagne bottle's neck will preserve its carbonation. This is one of those tips that I wish were true. Champagne is a great thing to have around on a special occasion, and it s ...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
Don’t sacrifice your pearly whites when you don’t have a bottle opener. Follow these tips. Step 1 Wrap your hand around the neck of the first bottle. Step 2 Hold the bottom of the bottle firmly against a table or other flat surface. Step 3 Grab the second bottle around the ...more
Bad news, guys. The shelf life for liquor leftovers does not apply to your two-buck chuck. While an opened bottle of your favorite whiskey will stay respectable for ages thanks to its high ABV (which makes it inhospitable to outside elements), an opened bottle of merlot will s ...more
You can make homemade pizza with a minimum of tools, or you can buy the entire yuppie menagerie (and let's face it—if you're a foodie, you probably want the toys). Below is a brief rundown of the different options available. Since I'm a relative beginner to the process, I've a ...more
Letting wine "breathe" isn't just something that happens in restaurants in '80s teen comedies with snooty maître d's. It's really a thing, and you should learn how to do it at home, because it'll make just about any wine—including Two-Buck Chuck—taste much, much better. It's a ...more
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
When alcohol tastes bad, there's little you can do to save it—or so you think. While it might seem easier to toss your entire bottle of old, opened wine, or to give up and drink crappy vodka anyway, there are creative ways to turn a spoiled or just plain bad boozy beverage int ...more
Making a good pie crust can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but once you master this skill, a whole world opens up to you. Not only can you make all manner of fruit, custard, and cream-filled pies once you know all the tricks, you can branch out into the world of quiches ...more
As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more
Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more
In this video, learn how to build your own mini-terrarium at home and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from inside your own home. This is super easy and only requires items that you probably already have at home, so it's cheap too! Enjoy your little terrarium everyday with hel ...more
Dr. Kiki creates fire from a pair of glasses, Moujan transforms an empty wine bottle into a lamp, and Heather reveals an underground band who hails from Tokyo! Watch this episode of Pop Siren. David Byrne even turns a building into a musical instrument. But most importantly, ...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
This brief video demonstrates how to use a Champagne saber safely, to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Impress your friends at your next party with your champagne bottle sabering skills. You can use a champagne saber or any other heavy knife.
An Italian classic, this sauce is sure to be popular whenever you make it. For this recipe (big enough to serve a whole family), you will need: 5 pounds ground beef, 12 ounces chopped carrots, 8 ounces chopped celery, 6 ounces yellow onion, 2 ounces fresh garlic, 1/2 cup extra ...more
This method gives the duck a firm and crisp skin. To make this, you will need: 2 ounces Hu-Kwa tea (or any black tea), 2 ounces black peppercorns, 2 ounces sugar, 1 pound kosher salt, 1 Peking duck, 4 oranges, 2 cups cure, 4 cloves garlic, 1 bottle white wine, 2 cups duck or v ...more
The holiday season means you're going to be doing a LOT of entertaining and a lot of going to parties where you'll be expected to offer up a thoughtful hostess gift. While you could always make a last minute run to the store to purchase boxed chocolates or a nice bottle of win ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make turkey goulash. The video provides all the ingredients required in order to make turkey goulash. The ingredients include: 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped stalks of celery, sweat in olive oil over medium high, 3 ta ...more