These Wine Opening Hacks are Equal Parts Genius and Ridiculous

As the reliably wise Anonymous once said, "Life's too short to drink bad wine." True, and life is also too short to be locked out of your bottle of wine because you lack a proper corkscrew. As you probably learned in your college dorm room, winning in this situation requires patience, ingenuity, and random items from your junk drawer. YouTube user CrazyRussianHacker, however, takes opening a wine bottle sans corkscrew to a whole new level in a video demonstrating eight "hacks" that are both brilliant and, at times, ridiculous. 

For example, did you know that a blowtorch will do the job? Hopefully, if you don't have an actual wine opener around, you can at least scrounge up a screw and a fork. Watch and learn.

Oh, and drink all the wine.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and thinks few things are as devastating as getting locked out of your wine. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.