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1. Twist the BOTTLE not the cork
2. Hold with a teacloth to reduce slippage
3. Twist the cork, regardless
4. Shake the bottle, in the hope that the gas pressure will release the cork
5. Whine a bit
6. Try to prise the cork up with a little kitchen knife
7. Shake the bottle a bit more vigorously
8. Realise the knife is just weakening the cork at the juncture between the stem & the top
9. Whine a bit more
10. Resolve that you will not be defeated by a bloody cork
11. Hack the top off the cork
12. Take an ordinary corkscrew to the mangled remains of the cork
13. Watch with joy as the cork and corkscrew together pop out of the bottle, up into the rafters and back to the floor
14. Pour that Bucks Fizz at last
15. Enjoy

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mizmarti
Dec. 25th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
I love this, and now I want cava. Is it OK to have some for breakfast?

Merry Christmas again!
beafarhana
Dec. 25th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Certainly. Cheers!
haflagirl
Dec. 25th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas Bea! I'm not sure what Cava is, but it sounds like you earned it!
beafarhana
Dec. 25th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
Sparkling wine from Spain, that is considerably cheaper than champagne!
haflagirl
Dec. 25th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds tasty! I'll have to see if that's something I can get here (you'd be surprised how much of the good European stuff we CAN'T get here!)
mizmarti
Dec. 25th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Trader Joe's! They also have nice and nicely-priced prosecco. Moar bubbly! Cheers!
ondineblue
Dec. 25th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
LOL - I hope it was worth all the effort???

Merry Christmas! x
diva_c
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Never be defeated by the cava -is my life motto-merry merry C.
AND cava is ace for breakfast its what i had!
Whoot!
imagnocean
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
We used tropical fruit juice instead of orange. it was lovely. I spent most of the day wanting to nap.

Merry Christmas x
suzycat
Dec. 26th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
YUM! At last. I've been in that exact situation.
silverfae
Dec. 26th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)

Saber it next time! :)

This is the most detailed video I've found, but we didn't find it necessary to do three passes at our party, once we got the gist of it.

beafarhana
Dec. 27th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Interesting, I'd never looked into the technicalities of how it's done!
khalidad
Dec. 26th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
victory! \o/
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