Needy drunkard reveals uncorking technique sans corkscrew [video]

You know you’ve been there: on the street, desperate for another bottle, being filmed by your friends and without a corkscrew. Okay, maybe not on the street or desperate as with this guy in the video, but definitely without a corkscrew! Here’s a technique that Khrushchev would likely endorse the next time that situation arises! My only question: do you decant before serving? (Thanks, Richard!)

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7 Responses to “Needy drunkard reveals uncorking technique sans corkscrew [video]”

  1. Fantastic! I spent a couple of summers in Bulgaria, where bottles were opened–just like this–all the time. Except they used a wrapped towel rather than a shoe. I only wish I’d mastered the technique when there!

  2. Brilliant! I’ve mastered opening a beer bottle in the door jam of a hotel room in a pinch, but this… this takes “professional” to new heights. Looks like I’ve finally found a reason to buy Two Buck Chuck – practice!

  3. What makes you think he’s drunk? Maybe he’s just naturally uncoordinated in stance and speech.

  4. Great!!!

  5. I’ll admit, I thought it was going to end with broken glass and spilled wine. Love it!

  6. I guess if you have no scruples about such techniques, it sure beats not being able to open a bottle of wine, if you have not Screw-pull!! Sorry, I know, I know, couldn’t resist.

  7. […] all started with a video last fall of a drunken Frenchman and a group of his thirsty friends, which had tens of thousands of views on […]


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