For campers, outdoor enthusiasts, or even just the occasional outdoor party thrower, getting stuck with a bottle of wine and no way to open it can be a nightmare. But this viral hack will show you how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, and it’s way easier than you may think.
TikTok wine expert Jamie Griff uses his account to educate viewers on wine, and in one of his more recent videos, he shows people how to open a wine bottle with nothing but a tennis shoe and a tree (yes, really). To do so, Griff tears the paper away from the corked bottle of wine, then inserts the wider bottle half of the bottom into the heel of the shoe. Once inserted, he holds the front portion of the shoe with one hand and the top of the wine bottle with the other and hammers the heel of the sneaker into a tree repeatedly. As he does, he showcases the cork continuing to loosen and protrude until on one final smash, it flies free.
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If you’re ever caught out on a camping trip, tailgate, or other outdoor activity without a corkscrew, just remember that all you really need is a shoe and a tree.