How to Use a Wine Opener

By Summer Banks

Opening a bottle of wine is much easier when you have a wine opener. Figuring out how to use one for the first time took me a minute of observation, but it really is a very simple process.

Use a Wine Opener

Step 1

Hold the wine bottle securely and remove any foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle.

Step 2

Open the corkscrew up by raising the arms straight up, which will expose the corkscrew spiral.

Step 3

Keeping the arms up on the opener and a firm grip on the wine bottle, securely insert the tip of the corkscrew spiral into the center of the cork.

Step 4

Continuing to hold the bottle securely, twist the corkscrew down into the cork using the lever at the top of the opener.

Step 5

Being careful not to tip the bottle over, bring both arms of the opener slowly and firmly down. Doing so will bring the corkscrew and the attached cork up.