11/30/2015 02:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here's How To Re-Cork a Bottle Of Wine (Like A Genius)

Some days call for a whole bottle of wine. Whether it was a stressful day at work or you're drinking along to this week's "Scandal," we're not here to judge. But other times you just want a glass or two. Next time you find yourself in the latter camp, try this super-easy trick to ensure your bottle is primed for sipping the next night.

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What you need: A piece of wax paper.

What you do: When you're ready to close up the bottle, take the wax paper and wrap the cork in it. Shove the wrapped end of the cork back in the opening.

Why it works: The wax paper acts like a lubricant, making it was easier to slide the cork back into the bottle, and as a barrier, making it harder for errant pieces of cork to float around in your Merlot.


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