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brentG
01-13-2015, 04:16 PM
I was recently given a fancy crank bottle opener, and the other night (after a couple samples of JAOM and BOMM), I pushed when I should have pulled, and it shot the cork into the bottle.
So, seeing as you guys and gals have been so generous with your tricks and tips, I figured I'd share this little gem in case this ever happens to any of you.

First step: drink the bottle of wine.
No pictures necessary.

Second step: Get a thin cloth. A cloth napkin will work. I used some of that Under Armor stuff. Fold it into a pouch.
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I was also a little tipsy, so I used a chopstick to help save time (control).
Third step: Insert into bottle, use stick to open pouch.
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Three: Roll the cork into the pouch.
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Four: Pull.
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Voila! Bottle saved!
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Cheers!

kudapucat
01-13-2015, 04:21 PM
Cork saved too. No corkscrew hole. You could reuse it if you were insane enough.

brentG
01-14-2015, 07:21 PM
The fancy crank opener still punctured the cork, plus my corker puts half inch dimples in the tops. I've been told they'll go away with time. Any tips or tricks?!