Ever been stuck at a party, desperate to open your wine but corkscrew is nowhere to be found ? If so now you have the answer. Just watch the video above from a plucky inebriated Frenchman, who manages against all the odds to open his bottle of vino using nothing but his shoe.


The general idea is to place the flat end of the wine bottle into a shoe with a soft heel, then whilst holding the bottle firmly, hit the sole of the shoe against a hard surface like a wall. The pressure of the air forced onto the cork when the shoe and bottle hits the wall will eventually push the cork out enough for you to just pull it out and enjoy your wine.