Video: What do you do when you have a lovely bottle of wine but your corkscrew has gone missing? When teetotaling is not an option, there are countless unconventional ways that people claim you can open a bottle of wine. We put them to the test. Tip Tester is a new video series in which we're evaluating commonly touted "life hacks", and today we're partaking in the classic battle of man versus cork. Let's say you've misplaced your corkscrew and you need to MacGyver the situation with whatever you have on hand. As per common advice we found online, we tried trying to open a bottle of wine using a screw, paperclips and a shoe. Are any of these option possible? Sure, but we wouldn't recommend it.