How to Open a Bottle of Wine with a Bicycle Pump

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Feeling thirsty but not a corkscrew in sight? Exhale. All you need is a bicycle pump to masterfully open a bottle of wine.

In just a few simple steps, that bike pump will uncork your vino with ease, as YouTuber Matthew J Nemer demonstrates in his artful how-to short.

Step 1: Insert the pump needle between the cork and the rim of the wine bottle.

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Step 2: Give the apparatus about three to four pumps (any more may cause the bottle to explode!). 

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Step 3: Gently remove the cork from the bottle. (Brave folks may use their teeth, but the method is not entirely recommended. Consider wrapping a kitchen towel around the cork and neck of the bottle and then pulling the cork instead.)

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Step 4: Drink up. Whether you're holing up for an epic evening of The Bachelorette or doing fancy things with cheese and chocolate, the world is your oyster.

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Kate Bratskeir is a Food Editor at Mic. She can be reached at kate@mic.com.

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