January 12, 2012

SOLVING A DRINK PROBLEM

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I have found it eternally frustrating that I am hopeless at getting the cork out of a bottle of bubbly.  I just don’t have the knack of gripping the bottle firmly in one hand and easing out the cork with the other, getting that oh-so-professional slight hiss as the gas is released, then pouring the wine steadily into the glass.

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After years of struggling, corks hitting the ceiling and the precious bubbly spilling over everywhere, I now have the answer.  It was a Christmas present from a friend (who obviously knows me too well) and, unbelievably, it works !!

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You simply hold the bottle down on the worktop, push the tube down onto the cork, twist the bottle and hey presto – the cork shoots out and is caught in the tube and the bubbly stays in the bottle !!

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So now I can open a bottle all by myself, without having to pass it over to Nick or anyone else !!  A problem solved.  Marvellous !!

11 comments:

  1. Oh dear yet another man job lost!!! We will be redundant by the end of the decade...

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  2. Colin - I'm working on it !! (Not really, what would we do without you......!!)

    Word verification is "lotsh" - lotsh of bubbly later.....!!

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  3. brilliant!! every girl should have one :-)!

    WV is 'undoe' -- how appropriate!

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  4. There is nothing more wonderful than having a friend who knows what you need and does something about it! Congratulations! There is nothing like having the independence to open your own bottle of bubbly! Cheers to your new found freedom...

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  5. I am so glad you have solved your drinking problem!

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  6. So do I! Even DH struggles a bit to contain some bubbly corks, so this is now definitely on the shopping list. Thanks for the tip, Jean.

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  7. I don't believe it! jean, you May well have been given the last one in the UK. Amazon don't have it and don't know whether they will again and it's not even listed now on the Le Creuset website. Sob, sigh....

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  8. What a brilliant invention! I think we need to get hold of a job lot, to satisfy everyone (well at least the female of the species) who reads your blog ...

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  9. And you did it with a bottle Vouvray just to tease us here in Australia where any Vouvray when available is very expensive.

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  10. PS: There is a little trick to opening a champagne bottle. The corke needs to be twisted as it is withdrawn slowly. I've found this works everytime.

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