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  • To celebrate getting to 100,000 subscribers, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite ways to open a bottle, and we're gonna start by opening a bottle of Champagne with a knife.

  • Smashing!

  • Take your bottle of Champagne, or in this case a cheaper bottle of Cava and carefully remove the foil and wire cage.

  • Next, rotate the bottle until you find the seam which joins the two halves of the bottle together.

  • Follow this seam up the neck to the point where it meets the lip here: this is the weakest part of the bottle and it's where we need to strike with our knife.

  • Next, take a large kitchen knife, and using the back of the knife, not the sharp edge, practice running it up and down the bottle to the lip then, go ahead and strike.

  • As you can see, the top of the glass bottle smashes clean off with the cork, it also leaves a very sharp edge on the top of the bottle, so be careful.

  • As the Champagne spills out when you first open it, it should wash away any glass shards, but double check in your glass before you drink any.

  • This technique dates back to Napoleonic times, it is known as Le Sabrage, and was traditionally done with a sword.

  • You should wear safety gloves and eye protection to make sure you don't cut yourself should anything go wrong.

  • Next, we're gonna open a bottle of wine with a ribbon.

  • Start by removing the foil.

  • Then, push the cork into the bottle using either your finger or a pen.

  • Next, thread the ribbon into the bottle and underneath the cork like this.

  • Then, take a good strong hold of the ribbon, and carefully start pulling the cork up, and out of the bottle.

  • This does take a lot of force because you're creating a vacuum behind the cork.

  • The cork should come clean out and undamaged, leaving you with a nice open bottle of wine to enjoy.

  • And finally, we're gonna open a bottle of beer, using a ten-pound note.

  • First, take the note, and fold it in half like this.

  • Then, keep folding it all the way down until you have a very tight roll.

  • Fold it in half one more time, and you should have something which looks like this.

  • Next, take a firm hold of the bottle neck, place the note between your thumb and the underside of the bottle top, and lever it off.

  • Be careful not to slip and cut your thumb, or rip the note.

  • Next, unroll your money, sit back and enjoy a well-earned drink.

  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everybody who's subscribed to my channel. 100,000 subs is a massive milestone for me, so thank you.

  • New videos coming soon.

  • Click on the links on the right-hand side to watch more. Be careful, stay safe and thanks for watching.

To celebrate getting to 100,000 subscribers, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite ways to open a bottle, and we're gonna start by opening a bottle of Champagne with a knife.

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How to Open a Bottle - Life Hacks

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    吳D posted on 2021/08/10
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