Video(s): How To Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

Have you seen this video of a Frenchman opening a bottle of wine with nothing more than a shoe and a wall? It's been all over the internet the last few days. We were very impressed by the effective brute simplicity of his method, but it turns out that people have been using similar ways of taking out a cork for a long time. See two more videos below!

With a tree....

...and with a phone book!

Do you have any other creative (and simple!) ways of opening wine when caught without a corkscrew?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.