Wine hack #1: Replace your corkscrew with a screwdriver and hammer.
No corkscrew? No problem! So long as you have a screwdriver, a screw, and a hammer somewhere in your home, shed or garage (and we’re sure you do), you can open your bottle with ease. Just start by screwing a screw into the cork, then pull it out using the back side of your hammer!
Wine hack #2: Put the leftovers in the freezer.
If you’re like most, watching leftover wine be poured down the drain can be a pretty sad sight. But now, your eyes don’t ever have to see this again! Instead of sending your leftovers into your pipes, pour it into an ice cube tray instead and freeze it – you’d be surprised at how often frozen wine cubes can come in handy, especially if a recipe calls for wine.
Wine hack #3: Use coffee filters to get rid of cork pieces.
No, we don’t like cork pieces floating around in our wine glass either, which makes this wine hack extremely useful. Simply place a coffee filter over the top of your glass before pouring the wine in so that it can collect any pieces of cork that would wind up mixed in with the rest of your drink.
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