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How To : Open a bottle of wine easily without a corkscrew

We've all been there. You bring a delicious bottle of wine to a party, on a trip or to a picnic and you've forgotten your corkscrew! No worries! In this clip, all you need is something long and thin like a wooden spoon and a towel to get into the good stuff. Enjoy!

How To : Open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

There’s nothing worse than grabbing a nice bottle of wine and realizing you don’t have a corkscrew. Don’t panic—we’re going to help you get into that sucker. You will need: a screw pliers or hammers optional: screwdriver a pocket or paring knife a towel Next time you have a ...more

How To : Make homemade apricot wine inexpensively

Want to make your own wine? Have you been making beer and thinking about stepping outside the square a little. This video takes you through the simplest and inexpensive way to make wine at home. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make homemade apricot wine inexpensively. Part 2 of 6 - How ...more

How To : Open and pour a bottle of sparkling wine

Loïc Le Calvez, senior winemaker of Taltarni Vineyards, has experienced all of the wrong ways that people open and pour sparkling wine: shaking the bottle, popping the cork, leaving the glass on the table while pouring too vigorously. Heres the right way to celebrate with bubb ...more

Recipe for Disaster : DIY Prison Wine (AKA Pruno)

Our pals at Vive Cool City present another dirty back alleyway HowTo (Operate on Your Mates is my personal favorite). This time the team demonstrates how to make Pruno, an alcoholic fruit wine made in prisons. "If you've just killed your whole family and you find yourself bun ...more

How To : Make homemade pumpkin honey wine

Don't know what to do with all those extra pumpkins in your back yard or do you want to try a new type of wine? Then try this homemade pumpkin mead recipe. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make homemade pumpkin honey wine. Part 2 of 3 - How to Make homemade pumpkin honey wine. Part 3 of ...more

How To : Make an easy, cheap mead in two weeks

If you're interested in making your very own mead from scratch and pretty quickly, check out this next tutorial. In this video, you will be making an easy, cheap mead in two weeks. If you don't know what mead is, it's a honey wine and is made from a bunch of different ingredie ...more

How To : Make homemade wine the easy way

How to make homemade wine the easy way To make homemade wine you will need one large 5 gallon container, fruit juice high in sugar, wine yeast or bakers yeast, a balloon, and a siphon or coffee strainer. Sterilize everything with boiling water. Fill the container but leave so ...more

How To : Recover from a broken wine cork

If you're too hasty opening that wine bottle you may break the cork inside. Don't fret, this video will show you exactly how to recover from a broken cork. Our favorite wine guy, Matt Skinner, dropped by the CHOW offices to share some very handy wine tips, including what to d ...more

How To : Make homemade wine from store bought grape juice

Tony Spinelli Sr., of Seymour, Connecticut, an expert at making homemade wine from store bought grape juice, shows and explains how to do it yourself. Tip: use Manishevitz grape juice for best results. May also buy pre-pressed vineyard juices for authentic Cabernets, etc.

How To : Drink from a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

Need to open a bottle of wine but don't have a corkscrew? Take heart, thou déboucheur. With this oenophile's how-to, you'll learn how to open a bottle of wine by forcing the cork down into the bottle with a narrow cylindrical instrument of your choosing. Note: This method is l ...more

How To : Make homemade Spanish sangria wine

If you want to try making homemade sangria wine, this video will show you how it's done. You'll need some basic red wine, some spirits (like rum or cognac), some sugar, soda, cinnamon, fruit juices (orange and apple) and some freshly chopped fruit for garnishes. To see a high ...more

How To : Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew

So, you have a date come over and everything's going fine, until... Damn! Where's your corkscrew to open the bottle of wine? Things might seem to be going downhill, but don't sweat it! If you have a screw & a screwdriver in your possession, this bottle of wine can be saved! In ...more

How To : Get a cork out of a wine bottle

Remove the top of the lead or foil capsule by cutting around the rim of the bottle with the sharp point of the corkscrew. The arms of the cork-screw will have to be raised for this step. You can also make a slit in the foil and remove the whole capsule before beginning. Stand ...more

How To : Remove the cork from a bottle without a corkscrew

If your out camping or out on a picnic and completely forgot your corkscrew for your wineglass then you can easily still remove the corkscrew from your bottle to enjoy your wine. To do so you will need a towel and to find a tree. Wrap the bottle in a towel and walk over to the ...more

How To : Open a wine bottle with Gary Vaynerchuk

Learn how to open a bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk of the Wine Library. Never struggle to get a wine bottle open again with these easy techniques to wrestle off that foil and pop the cork. Check out this video oeniphile tutorial and learn how to open a bottle of wine.

How To : Make sangria

There is no better addition to a barbecue than a classic sangria. Rebecca shows an easy way of making this Spanish punch. There are various types of sangria which can be prepared easily by just changing the flavor through the use of a variety of fruits. Basic requirements for ...more

How To : Homebrew your own mead

For the fantasy lovers, or a person wanting to get into wine making and has always wanted to make their own mead, this video has everything. You will learn how to create your own gallon jug of mead from scratch with raisins, honey, and water!

How To : Uncork a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

Sometimes you just don't have a corkscrew, and there's really no other way to celebrate with a bottle of wine without one— or is there? If you're daring enough, you can try out this method of boiling the bottle of wine, which will create steam gas inside the wine bottle, causi ...more

HowTo : Turn Household Juice to Wine in 48 Hours

With the advent of a clever product called Spike Your Juice, you can now turn a a variety of juices into wine in just 48 hours. Slap down $9.99 for kit, and proceed as followed: Choose your favorite juice. Spike Your Juice recommends Welch's, Ocean Spray, Newman's Own, Lange ...more

HowTo : Make Sweet Wine Slushies

While some may enjoy the taste of straight up spirits, others enjoy sweeter alcoholic treats (booze popsicles or Jell-O shots, maybe). Here's a recipe for an after dinner dessert-drink: Sweet Wine Slushies from The Kitchn. You Will Need: One 750ml bottle sweet, fruity wine, ...more

How To : Make wild grape wine

Ready to living a self-sustaining life? How's growing your own grapes and making wine out of them for self-sustaining? In this video, learn how to make a wild grape wine starting with grapes in their whole form. Get started making your own wine with help from this video.

How To : Open a bottle of wine with your shoe

In this how-to video, Jake Westerfeld, the online media coordinator for Cameron Hughes Wine, will show you how to open a bottle of wine with your shoe. In order to do this, you will need a shoe and any kind of wine in a bottle. Make sure you practice safety before attempting t ...more

How To : Make a your own mead honey wine

Watch this video series to learn how to make your own honey wine, known as mead. Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast. Check out other videos on how to cork the bottles and tips on making different flavored meads. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make a y ...more

How To : Choose a California Cabernet under $20

In this video Gary has pulled the 6 top selling California Cabernet Sauvignon wines under $20 off the shelves (2003 Stephan Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Trentadue Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000 Douglass Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Simi ...more

How To : Open a bottle of wine without an opener

Everyone's been there... You're about to share a glass of wine with a friend or loved one, and you can't find your bottle opener to open the bottle of wine. What are you to do? In this video, learn how to open a bottle using a screw driver, a screw and a pair of pliers. Warnin ...more

How To : Prepare warm mulled wine

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make warm mulled wine. The ingredients needed are: red wine, sugar, cloves, orange, a small sliced lemon, and a cinnamon stick. Start out by adding the red wine to a pan and cooking on low heat. The video continues by providing step ...more

How To : Spit wine properly

During a wine tasting convention you may be a little apprehensive about spitting wine out. But rest assured that there is proper ettiquette in spitting out wine. This video will demonstrate the correct way to do so. Spitting gracefully seems oxymoronic, but wine guy Matt Skin ...more

How To : Mix a Bellini cocktail

In this video, from Gourmandia, we are shown how to make a Bellini cocktail, which was invented in 1950. The first ingredient is Proseco wine. He then adds some fresh peach juice. He alternates pouring a little bit of wine and a little bit of peach juice into a large goblet fo ...more

How To : Learn about a bottle of wine from the cork

In this video from Fusion Guy 09, we learn about why people are interested in corks in bottles of wine. There are certain things you should look for when the cork is presented to you. You want to make sure the cork is firm and not cracking. If it is cracked, that means air cou ...more

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