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Tips for a stuck cork

concordcourtney | Mar 19, 200701:40 PM     65

So last week I grabbed a bottle of inexpensive Gew├╝rztraminer at the grocery store to go with a week night supper. It's a recent vintage, nothing fancy, in the usual Gewurzt style bottle. The rubber cork will NOT come out. My husband, a perfectly able-bodied man who used to open wine bottles for a living, has tried and tried but cannot even get the thing to budge. We've tried it both when the bottle was cold and at room temperature. Of course, it wouldn't be a terrible loss if we never drank it, but at this point it's a matter of pride. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to loosen a stubborn cork or do I have a new decorative installation on my kitchen counter?

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