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Here's how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

You may need this advice later tonight.

WE HAVE ALL been there. We’ve asked people around for a few New Year’s drinks, bought in some nice wine bottles that we thought had a screw cap but actually, no, they are corked. And wouldn’t you know it, your corkscrew is nowhere to be found. D’oh!

So how do you get into your bottle without a corkscrew?

This rather brilliant video from Mirabeau Wine shows how you can open the bottle using just your shoe — and there is no need to send shards of glass everywhere, either.

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For those of you who can’t watch the video, here are the steps:

All you need is one shoe with a fairly thick sole and heel, a sturdy wall, and, of course, a bottle of unopened wine.

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Place the bottom of the bottle inside the shoe, on top of the heel.

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Bang the heel of the shoe against a sturdy wall multiple times.

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Quickly, the cork should work itself most of the way out. From there, just use your hands. Voilà!

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