07/07/2014 02:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe

Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. You have your blanket, your fromage, bread, your prosciutto, a nice bottle of wine... Heaven. Who doesn't like picnics?

But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big conundrum.

Step 1:

Find a tree or a wall. Make sure it's sturdy! Do not do this against a fence or dry wall.


Step 2:

Grab any shoe that has a lot of cushion. You don't want your bottle to break!


Step 3:

Put the bottle in the shoe.


Step 4:

Start banging the shoe against the wall or tree.


Tip: Have the bottle at a 90 degree angle and hit it straight on.

And voila. Cheers!


All Pictures Courtesy of Mariana Hellmund