Bought this port several years ago for hubby's birthday, same year as the port. The cork looks petrified inside the neck. Any suggestions on how to get inside without unsettling the probable muck inside? Have friends with a saber...
The first step to wine appreciation is opening the bottle. Jeff Creamer, former wine director at the now-defunct San Francisco restaurant Two, coaxes a cork from a bottle in a few easily replicable steps.
How to Open a Stuck Jar
Tap the lid to break the seal.
How to Open a Bottle of Champagne
The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.
How to Open a Stuck Jar, Part 2
A rubber glove provides traction.
How to Open a Beer with Your Forearm
Daniel Duane demonstrates a trick for opening a twist-off beer bottle: If twisting with your hand isn't enough, your fleshy forearm provides perfect stability.