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so i just got the power drill out, put in a very clean 3/8 drill in it and drilled a hole n the cork, worked great..:thumbup:
 

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just thinking outside the box....again...hum,, bianchi 1 and thinking and bianchi1 being board.. not this is not very good..
 

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There is a better way.

Take a regular dress shoe, presumably with leather soles and heel.

Put the bottom of the wine in where your foot would go, sticking up as though it was your leg.

Holding them together with the wine now horizontal, bump the heel of the shoe against the wall, or some firm vertical surface that won't suffer from the bumping.

Using the right pressure, the cork will work its way out enough to grab and pull the rest of the way.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIS744xU_QUAnBb7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTFkMjQxYjNmBHNlYwNzYwRzbGsDaHF2aWQEdnRpZAMEdmlkAzAwMDEyMzg1NzM0BGdwb3MDMQ--?p=remove+wine+cork+with+shoe&vid=00012385734&l=2:56&turl=http://d4.yimg.com/sr/video/thm-300x300/52de5494ad52a6eec97982deb6800ab0&rurl=http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video/xe1apd&tit=How+To+Open+a+Wine+Bottle+Without+a+Corkscrew&c=0&sigr=11bmkirek&sigt=11dsndh4l&mid=be295d7082aad474&pid=&age=1279157638&fr2=p:s,v:v,m:sa&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&tt=o&mid=be295d7082aad474&sr=pr
 

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Take a cordless drill and insert a large wood screw into the cork. Latch on to the head of the screw with vise grips or similar and pull. ciao, jc
 

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just thinking outside the box....again...hum,, bianchi 1 and thinking and bianchi1 being board.. not this is not very good..

lot of time on your hands, yes?
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Interesting technique to use the wine itself as a hammer.

The video demo used an I-assume-chilled, white wine with a plastic cork, which may have a lower coefficient of friction that a real-cork, corked bottle of room temperature red.
 

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it'd be of interest to measure the coefficient of a cork. Along with the thermal efficiency of a potato as noted under the aluminum radiators thread. I gathered from the thermal ratings, that cooking a potato on an aluminum radiator would take longer than on one say made of silver. ciao chris
 

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upon further reflection, no soaking of my taters however they do grill quickly when wrapped in aluminum foil...correlation?? I'm further guessing that frizzy wines such as prosecco or bubbly open quite easily with just a shake. Lotsa time here obviously. Robvolz out in Seattle should chime in here. I think he's a wine store guy. ciao, chris
 

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Bianchi,
with your background I would expect you to own a Campagnolo corkscrew.
 

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so i just got the power drill out, put in a very clean 3/8 drill in it and drilled a hole n the cork, worked great..:thumbup:
Is this your first ever bottle of wine? If you plan on buying more, $2.50 will get you a corkscrew....works even better
 

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There is a better way.

Take a regular dress shoe, presumably with leather soles and heel.

Put the bottom of the wine in where your foot would go, sticking up as though it was your leg.

Holding them together with the wine now horizontal, bump the heel of the shoe against the wall, or some firm vertical surface that won't suffer from the bumping.

Using the right pressure, the cork will work its way out enough to grab and pull the rest of the way.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIS744xU_QUAnBb7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTFkMjQxYjNmBHNlYwNzYwRzbGsDaHF2aWQEdnRpZAMEdmlkAzAwMDEyMzg1NzM0BGdwb3MDMQ--?p=remove+wine+cork+with+shoe&vid=00012385734&l=2:56&turl=http://d4.yimg.com/sr/video/thm-300x300/52de5494ad52a6eec97982deb6800ab0&rurl=http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video/xe1apd&tit=How+To+Open+a+Wine+Bottle+Without+a+Corkscrew&c=0&sigr=11bmkirek&sigt=11dsndh4l&mid=be295d7082aad474&pid=&age=1279157638&fr2=p:s,v:v,m:sa&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&tt=o&mid=be295d7082aad474&sr=pr
Way cool.
 

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Bianchi1, Your jokes are too good.

~ 5pm, Bianchi: ok, the wine is open...

~2 1/2 hrs later: I feel inclined u rge the some to post alfBB,, uhm...
 

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Some years ago when I was whitewater kayaking it involved a lot of camping.

Red wine in boxes was very convenient. Lighter weight and no bottle breakage when driving back roads.

Saved remembering a cork screw.

We soon learned not to paddle with a hangover.:thumbdown:

Nowadays, the closest I get to whitewater is when pouring skim milk on the cereal.

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Is this your first ever bottle of wine? If you plan on buying more, $2.50 will get you a corkscrew....works even better


And you drink a better Wine.... :thumbup::thumbup:

cheers
evi
 
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