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
Wine Cork Crafts
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Watch this quick demonstration and learn how to cork a homemade bottle of wine.
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
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
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
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
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
Polish off a bottle of wine with friends and then impress them with this party trick.
Texas supports your glass of beer! Learn how to make a coaster in the shape of Texas out of wine corks in plywood in this free wood crafts video. Part 1 of 13 - How to Make a Texas shaped coaster. Make a Texas shaped coaster - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video on ...more
Christmas is just around the corner, which means holiday wreaths are decorating many doors across the nation. While we're always fans of a practical DIY, we especially love the edible kind, which are great for last-minute decorations. We gathered the easiest, tastiest "recipe ...more
There's nothing worse than holding an ice cold brewski on a hot summer day and having no way to open it. If you're a Bud fan, you'll have no problem opening the bottle because most mass-market beers have twist-off caps. But if you have a taste for finer, more expensive brews, ...more
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more
Watch this video series to learn how to make your own honey wine, known as mead. Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast. Check out other videos on how to cork the bottles and tips on making different flavored meads. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make a y ...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.
Mead Mead is a delicious alcoholic beverage made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water and, often times, other flavor additives. It was popular among vikings and is made in much the same way as wine. This article will guide you through the making of a gallon of simple me ...more
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
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
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.
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
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 trick is fascinating! Check out this tutorial for advice on how to balance heavy objects like two forks on a single toothpick. This video will show you how to take two forks, two toothpicks, a wine bottle and a cork and make it all balance. You can thank gravity and this ...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
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
Take a lesson in architecture from renowned architect Doug Patt by watching this video tutorial. If you want to learn about drawing and designing, without going to school, Doug's just the teacher. Watch to see how to design and draw an architectural bridge house. In this epis ...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
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
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
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
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
Don’t pour leftover wine down the drain! Follow these steps to use up every last drop. You Will Need: An open bottle of wine, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, an ice-cube tray, orange juice or lemonade, club soda, fruit wedges, sugar, brandy, whole cloves, a cinnamon stick, orange z ...more
The video is about the scam school, a show that was dedicated to the social engineers at the bars and on the streets. In this video they met a couple of friends in a bar and gave them to solve a prank. For this they used an empty wine bottle, a dime and a cork. They put that ...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
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.
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.
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
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.
Like your significant other, fine wine deserves to be pampered. Unlike your significant other, it prefers a dark, moist, cool place. Here's how to create the perfect environment for your little pointy-headed loved ones. You Will Need * A dark, moist, naturally cool space * A ...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 hosted by Paper Cat Designs, learn how to make adorable miniature paper roses to add to your spring arts & crafts projects. Apply these little paper roses to your scrapbooks, mini albums, favor boxes, journal pages, or even as wine glass charms to add a small tou ...more
This video shows you how to make a perfect Kir Royal. A drink for anytime of the day. You will need a flute glass(classic champagne glass), Creme De Cassis or Royal Chambord liqueur, sparkling wine or champagne(Spanish Cava champagne which is cheaper and better). Open the cham ...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
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
Turn your refrigerator door into a mini-garden by scooping out the top of a wine cork, adding a small air plant, and then hot gluing a small magnet on the back of your wine cork. Just make sure to mist the air plant with water every week to keep it green and healthy. Read bel ...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
The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...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
If you ever accidentally drop pieces of cork into your newly opened wine bottle, you can use a plastic drinking straw to fish them out. Simply place the straw over the cork piece and close the other end of the straw with your finger to create a suction that sucks the cork out ...more
See how to open a bottle of champagne with a kitchen knife, a wine bottle with a ribbon, and a bottle of beer with a paper note! Watch the video below for the full instructions, or hit up the brief guide below. Don't Miss: 5 Surefire Tricks to Getting a Free Drink at the Bar ...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
Other than helping you make your morning cup of joe, coffee filters have a number of surprisingly practical uses that have nothing to do with coffee. The particular texture of coffee filter paper makes it perfect for cleaning your reading glasses, computer monitors, windows, ...more
Unlike wine, you can't re-cork or stopper leftover bubbly after you've opened it, but all is not lost even if you haven't managed to finish every last drop. You can use your leftover champagne to make light-as-air crêpes or pancakes, to create a detox face mask, to cook seafoo ...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
Even if you've put aside your percolator and have gone the way of the pod coffeemaker, there are still dozens of ways to use your leftover coffee filters. Incredibly cheap, absorbent, and shaped with a ruffle, coffee filters are useful in the kitchen, garden, and around the ho ...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!