You may not believe this but you don't need any fancy gadgets to open a bottle of wine like a boss. All it takes is an old-school corkscrew and a little know how.
To help you out with this endeavor the talented folks at VinePair (an excellent resource for lovers of vino) have put together a short video that illustrates how easy it is to open a bottle of wine with a simple corkscrew.
Also known as a waiter's corkscrew, this wine-opening utensil has three components: a small serrated knife for cutting the foil, the worm (the twisty part that goes into the cork), and two notched levels for pulling out the cork. Here's how to use it to open a bottle of wine:
Once you feel comfortable enough to open a bottle of wine with a corkscrew you may want to kick things up a notch. If that's the case try impressing your friends by opening a bottle of champagne with a knife, a technique called sabering. Check it out:
Finally, if you ever find yourself with a bottle of wine but no corkscrew don't panic. Here's a nifty visual guide that will help you open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew and plenty of swag:
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