What to do With a Crumbled Cork

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What do I do if I break the cork while opening a bottle of wine?

What to do With a Crumbled Cork

You are hosting a formal dinner party at your home. It is an elegant evening of food and wine. As you put your corkscrew into the bottle, the unthinkable happens. You break the cork. What do you do? Here's what the experts suggest: - Quickly reach for your decanter and funnel. Push the cork into the wine and then pour the wine through the funnel into the decanter, which will eliminate any cork remnants. - If you're feeling confident in attempting it again, simply remove the corkscrew and reinsert into the remaining cork and pull carefully. - Don't sweat it! It happens. What matters is how gracefully and strategically you attack the problem.



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