Jonathan Scott Shares the Handiest Hack for Opening a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew

Joseph Neese
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Photo credit: Jonathan Silver Scott - Instagram
Photo credit: Jonathan Silver Scott - Instagram

From House Beautiful

What do you do if you need to uncork a bottle of wine but you don't have a corkscrew? If you're Zooey Deschanel, and you ask your HGTV star boyfriend Jonathan Scott this very question, magic just may happen.

Jonathan shared the handiest way to open a bottle of wine on Instagram this weekend, and any contractor or designer will likely find his method to be very relatable. As it turns out, you don't need a corkscrew. All you need is ... a screw driver and a hammer?! Mind. Blown.

"When your girlfriend asks you to uncork a bottle of wine, and you realize you're not the fancy type of guy who just has a corkscrew lying around, but you do have a screw," Jonathan began his tutorial about wine opening on the fly. "And because you're a contractor, you have a screw driver. Well, I have my own method, and it goes a little something like this."

Jonathan then proceeded to drive a screw into the cork of a bottle of Riesling (expert choice, Zooey!) using a screwdriver. From there, he pulled a hammer out of his tool belt and used the claw of his hammer to release the screw, smoothly removing the cork from the bottle in the process.

"I want to be careful, because this is a great year, beautiful varietal of wine," Jonathan said right before he did the honors. "I have no idea what that even means. But I like Riesling, and I've got a hammer."

After the magic happened, Zooey appeared from off camera and sat in Jonathan's lap. The happy couple toasted before moving in for a kiss. We love their love!

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