The blog is called pullthecork and yet I have not taken the time to share the best way to pull the cork. There are many ways – the easiest is to use a screwcap but sometimes a cork just seems proper! I have a friend who has pushed the cork down into the bottle with a screwdriver. That works. It’s also a great way to splash wine all over your shirt.
The Ah-So is a great way to uncork a bottle without damaging the cork and getting bits of cork in the wine. More importantly it impresses a crowd. Rock cork puller back and forth as you push prongs between bottle and cork. When prongs are fully inserted in bottle, pull and twist and cork will be removed. C’est magic.
If you have an engineering degree then you may enjoy the tricks of the frightenly complex, yet simple, Rabbit. “Lower, raise, lower, raise” – voila! Personally I don’t like it – it feels like I am using an invention from the industrial age. That’s no way to pullthecork.