Ever be in a situation where you're super excited to drink wine and then realize you don't have a corkscrew!? Worst feeling ever! Seriously, I've been there many of times. So many that I've learned to carry a portable corkscrew with me. You can get them at any liquor store for $2 or less! It's totally worth it.
1. To get yourself out of this horrid dilemma, find yourself a knife. Serrated works best. Stick the knife into the cork at a slight angle and twist knife. As you twist, pull up, and the cork will start to rise. Once the cork is half way out, stab the cork on the side and turn until it's completely out.
No knife? No problem.
2. Turn the bottle upside down and with the palm of your hand, hit the bottle. This will apply a force to the cork. With enough hits to the bottle, the cork will eventually ease its way out. Make sure not to hit it too many times that the cork comes out all the way. Because if it does, all that hard work comes spilling out.
Just in case it does come splashing out...
3. If you drink wine, you're bond to spill it. It's like when you wear your brand new white shirt, your bond to miss your mouth. It's just how it goes. So for my third tip, always have club soda around the house. It'll save your carpet or your white shirt. Open the can and pour it on the spill. The sooner you can get to it the better. No club soda laying around? Put on a pot of water. Once it's boiling, pour it on the spill. Dab it with a towel an repeat until it's diluted out.