This method might end up contaminating your champagne with glass shards, but it sure does look cool.
New Year's Eve is synonymous with "popping bottles." Now what you have in that bottle is up to you (sometimes sparkling grape juice is all you need to celebrate), but the frantic realization that you're sans opener is never a good thing. Even the best attempts of opening beer bottles on the edge of tables (cue cringing) or haphazardly with keys (cue sliced finger) usually don't end up well.
Give Dave Hax some string and he'll have that wine bottle opened in a jiffy.
But Dave Haxworth—whose DIY videos we've covered before—has the perfect life hack for you—if you've got a sharp knife, piece of ribbon or an English ten pound note on you. Instead of the old tried-and-true method of yanking the rounded end of the cork out of your bottle of bubbly, Hax (as he calls himself on Youtube) shows us how to chop off the top with a knife (seriously). We all know how it feels to lose a wine cork to the inside of the bottle—take back your vino with a piece of ribbon. We'd be willing to bet a tenner that Hax's £10 note method would work with a greenback too. Check out this video completely breaking down the delicate process of popping three different bottles sans openers:
Hax's strategies may not be any safer, but they sure are more exciting than the usual MacGyvered methods. (His warning of glass shards may have turned us off to the idea of karate chopping our champagne bottles with a sharp blade.) Hax might be celebrating his 100,000 subscribers milestone with this video, but we might be using his methods for a bit of our own celebrating on New Year's.
Check out more hacks and DIYs from Hax here.