How to get a cork out of a bottle with twine -Macgyver

This may have happened to you. You're using a corkscrew to extract a cork but the pressure pushes the cork INSIDE the bottle instead of out. Well, besides looking awkward, the wine should not be affected in any way. You can decant the wine and serve out of the decanter.

Still, you may want to get the cork out before presenting to your guests.

This can be be done easily with some twine and a little Macgyvering.

Hi there little cork, floating in the bottle. Making me look like I can't get you out.

Hi there little cork, floating in the bottle. Making me look like I can't get you out.

Step 1. Decant the wine out of the bottle.

Step 1. Decant the wine out of the bottle.

The cork hanging out by itself.  

The cork hanging out by itself.

 

Step 2: Get some kitchen twine, rope or thick yarn. Preferably nothing dyed, or stringy that will leave residue. You will need about three feet.

Step 2: Get some kitchen twine, rope or thick yarn. Preferably nothing dyed, or stringy that will leave residue. You will need about three feet.

Step 3. Tie several knots in the same spot to create a thick knot at one end.

Step 3. Tie several knots in the same spot to create a thick knot at one end.

Step 4: Insert twine, knot-side first into the bottle.

Step 4: Insert twine, knot-side first into the bottle.

Step 5: Tilt the bottle in order to get the cork as close to the neck as possible. The knot should be behind the cork.

Step 5: Tilt the bottle in order to get the cork as close to the neck as possible. The knot should be behind the cork.

Step 6: Pull on the string. The knot does not have to be behind the cork, just come into friction with it to begin nudging it out.

Step 6: Pull on the string. The knot does not have to be behind the cork, just come into friction with it to begin nudging it out.

The cork has reached the opening of the bottle!. You can either continue pulling if you like, but be careful not to pull too hard and get wine all over the place.

The cork has reached the opening of the bottle!. You can either continue pulling if you like, but be careful not to pull too hard and get wine all over the place.

You can also opt to use a corkscrew to get the cork back out. I used the spoon as a handle to wrap the loose end of the twine when I was pulling.

You can also opt to use a corkscrew to get the cork back out. I used the spoon as a handle to wrap the loose end of the twine when I was pulling.

Almost out!

Almost out!

Voilà! The cork is out. 

Voilà! The cork is out.