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It’s the end of a busy week. You’ve been working hard and the weekend is ahead of you. Time to settle down on the sofa with your favorite movie and a glass (or two) of wine. But where’s the corkscrew? You search every drawer and cupboard, but it’s nowhere to be found. It’s a disaster! You’ll never get into the bottle without the corkscrew. Don’t panic — help is at hand. Whether you’re at home, at a party, or having a picnic, there are ways to get that cork out so you can still enjoy your favorite tipple.

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1. Push with a Wooden Spoon

This is probably the safest method for uncorking your wine. A wooden spoon with a long, thin handle is the ideal implement to push the cork right into the bottle. Not everyone likes this method, as the cork remains inside the bottle. But if you do it right, the cork will stay whole, and there shouldn’t be any crumbs floating about and spoiling your wine.

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