Ever since the wine world has been shifting to screw cap wines, I have had a big problem. I can’t open them. I just don’t have the grip strength to do it. They have those rubber jar opening aids, but I never remember to buy them when I’m at the store. So, I do what any self-respecting weakling does. I have Jon open them for me.
This usually works, but Jon frequently works evenings. And that means if I don’t already have a bottle open, then I have to choose a bottle with a cork. This limits my selection of white wines lately! And it is summer!
But, I finally complained to the right person! Jon and I were chatting up an Oregon tasting room server a little while back, and I expressed how frustrated I get with those screw cap wines. And he showed me the trick! And it is so easy!
So in case there are others out there that don’t know the trick, like I didn’t, I thought I would share my new found knowledge.
My mistake was that I was just gripping the cap and trying to twist it off. Like this…
And that wasn’t working. Because I needed to be gripping the entire metal neck, not just the cap. You twist the entire metal piece and it pops right open!
Works like a charm! How did I go so long without knowing this!