I had the same experience – it is very frustrated on unable to open a wine bottle because you do not have a bottle opener around. Fear no more – here is a hack from Kitten who can open a wine bottle without a bottle opener. You will need couple of hardware – a screw, a screw driver and a pair of pliers:
… Screw the screw driver into the cork, so that it’s at least 3/4th of the way in. Hold bottle with feet, or have second person hold it. Tug on screw with plyers. It takes some effort, but less than going to the store late at night when you just want a simple glass of wine.
Good thinking! Thanks kellenheller for the news!
How to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Bottle Opener – [Kitten's Box]