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Cork on Wine bottle cant be removed

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  • 30-10-2018 8:25pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 3,957 ✭✭✭


    So i can’t remove a cork from a wine bottle, its not stubborn. I just twist the cork screw in like normal and when i open it by pushing the corkscrew arms down it just slides back out.

    So anyone have a fix on this?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,777 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Can you force the cork down into the wine? Then just pour out around it?

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,777 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Smash off a wall, drill a hole into the cork or as above push cork down


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Is the cork damaged? One approach is wrapping a towel around base of bottle, then tapping the base firmly against a hard surface until the wine itself pushes the cork out.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭wexie


    Dots1982 wrote: »
    So i can’t remove a cork from a wine bottle, its not stubborn. I just twist the cork screw in like normal and when i open it by pushing the corkscrew arms down it just slides back out.

    So anyone have a fix on this?

    Depends on the kind of opener you have. If it's one like these :

    transform~rs_w.256?fallback=5fa481ef-43bb-43ae-aab3-665614c9d774

    Try holding the twisty bit at the top (may need an extra hand for this) while pushing the legs down.

    If it's just coming back up without turning then the cork is getting damaged.
    Might need to use a pair of tongs :D

    (or the back of a spoon)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,957 ✭✭✭Dots1982


    Cheers for the suggestions, still stuck. I’ll let ye know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,116 ✭✭✭archer22


    I find the openers that pump air into the bottle to be the best of all.


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