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Snooth User: Mark Angelillo

Makeshift Corkscrew

Posted by Mark Angelillo, Sep 2, 2008.

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Open_a_Wine_Bottle_Without_a_Corkscrew

I'm more likely to have a corkscrew than a hammer and a screw.

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Reply by gr, Sep 3, 2008.

howto.wired.com is a wealth of useless information, especially strange ways to do straightforward things... I'd think it was a conscious joke if they weren't so earnest about it.

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Reply by dschur, Sep 3, 2008.

This one is a far more useful article
http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Earthqu...

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Reply by oceank8, Sep 4, 2008.

I think I too would be more likely to have a corkscrew. I keep them in my car but it is still amazing how many times I have found myself without one and had to run to the store for one!

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 4, 2008.

@gr -- It has to be difficult to fill all that "air time" with useful content.

@dschur -- definitely. Much more involved, but I guess that figures.

@ocean -- I find I have the most problem with that on vacation because I can't travel with a corkscrew.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Sep 9, 2008.

It strikes me that the screw's boring action would drive into the cork, but its thread wouldn't hold. You are very likely to pull the screw back out of the cork

@mark - you should buy some of these. They are mostly plastic and incredibly cheap so it doesn't matter if they don't come home with you.

http://www.restockit.com/Burgandy-P...(04-0372).html?source=froogle&Bvar5=100F1&Bvar6=100F1&Bvar7=100F1

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 10, 2008.

I usually just try to find a screw cap bottle.

I dislike those manual corkscrews. I'm as happy not taking a fist to the face as I am not taking a hammer to the face.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Sep 11, 2008.

Sounds like you need to work on your technique.
Bend the knees!


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