It's a Friday night and you're ready to get wine wasted with your BFFs. So you grab a couple of wine glasses, pull a bottle of your beloved rosé out of the fridge and suddenly realize that you have one major problem.
You can't find the damn corkscrew.
Yep, there's nothing more frustrating than having a bottle of wine at your fingertips and no way to open the darn thing. But don't worry, you're not alone. I think it's safe to say that we've all made this boozy blunder at least once or twice in our lives.
Whenever you find yourself in this horrible situation, you normally have two options. You can throw in the towel and give up on your drinking endeavors, or you can get creative with your ratchet wine opening abilities and figure out a way to improvise with the supplies you have on hand.
From shoes and screws to coat hangers and car keys, it turns out there are all sorts of random objects that can be turned into a ghetto DIY corkscrew on the fly.
So in order to make your wine struggles a thing of the past, we set out to find a bunch of awesome DIY wine opening hacks that will show you how to uncork your bottles like a damn boss, no wine key required.
Check out the pictures below to see all the ways you can open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew.
There's nothing worse than going to open a bottle of wine, only to discover that you can't find a corkscrew.
But before giving up on your beloved vino, you should know there are actually a bunch of DIY wine hacks that can be used to remove that pesky cork without a corkscrew.
There's the shoe method, where you place your bottle of wine in the heel of a shoe and gently bang it against the wall until the cork pops out...
...and the hanger method, where you simply use a wire clothing hanger to pry the cork out of the bottle.
You can use the key technique, where you push a key into the cork at a 45-degree angle, then gently twist and pull the key to remove the cork...
...or you can pull the cork out of the bottle by screwing a hook into the end of it and pulling it out.
You can also improvise by using the screw method, where you twist a screw into the cork, then pull on the end of the screw with a pair of pliers.
If you don't have a pair of pliers on hand, you can pull on the screw with a simple kitchen fork...
...and the same technique can be used with nail and hammer to uncork the bottle as well.
If all else fails, you can take the ratchet route and stab a pair of scissors through the cork, then twist and pull...
Use the same technique with a steak knife...
...or use a shoe and a tube of mascara to bang the cork into the bottle because, hey, sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.