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Wine Hack: How to Get a Cork Out of a Wine Bottle

Over the course of his career as Sommelier at the famed Windows on the World and now as our Wine Director, Josh has opened thousands (millions?) of wine bottles. As a result he has experienced every snafu that can happen in opening wine. Maybe this one has happened to you? You twist the corkscrew in ever so carefully and then gah! The cork falls in. While touching the cork won’t actually harm the quality of your wine, it can be a real pain to try and pour with a cork stuck in a wine bottle. In this 1-minute video, Josh shows us an easy trick (wine hack) to solve the problem. Tune in!

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  1. James Yabe

    March 28, 2019 - 6:43 pm

    That was great !!!

  2. Rob K.

    March 28, 2019 - 8:49 pm

    Very useful trick. Rob

  3. Javier

    August 4, 2019 - 12:20 pm


  4. Javier

    August 4, 2019 - 12:21 pm

    The best tip ever!

  5. Jerry T.

    August 7, 2019 - 10:45 am

    Best hack since opening wine without a corkscrew!!

  6. Willy

    August 25, 2019 - 8:53 am

    Excellent tip, I wish I had known it before, i definitely will use it.

  7. dan

    September 23, 2019 - 4:42 pm

    i love it, can’t wait to try it out. My problem is i don’t know how to tie good knot!!

  8. David

    November 18, 2019 - 9:56 pm

    Great tip…loved it!

    Give us a demo on the best way to open a bottle with an old cork?

  9. Allan

    January 6, 2020 - 2:35 pm

    Great solution for us amateurs. Thanks.

  10. Vic D Hubbard

    March 3, 2020 - 4:09 pm

    Works great but with RED wine leaves my shoe string wet and discolored !

  11. john wilson

    April 12, 2020 - 4:48 am

    You might want to try that wine before you get your shoestring wet. Frequently i find that if the cork is that willing to go south, it may have quit doing its main job awhile back 🙂


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