Heat It Up
Heat causes things to expand—like the air inside a bottle, for example. Plopping your bottle into a heat bath may not sound appealing if you plan to drink a glassful straight, but it’s a good option for removing a stubborn cork if you plan to make mulled wine. Plus, watching the cork work its way out of the bottle all on its own is a neat party trick.
What you need: Pot, water, stove.
How to do it: Place a room temperature bottle in a pot filled with a few inches of water. Bring the water to a boil, then simply wait until the heat naturally grants you access to your wine. After the cork pops, dump the water, return the wine to the pot over medium heat, and make yourself some old-fashioned mulled wine.