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I went to open my bottle of Marteau Verte Classique and tore the top of the cork right off. I feel pretty dumb right now. Has anyone had a similar experience? I am afraid that if I use a cork screw or church key that I'll inadvertently shove the rest of the cork down the neck. I have had this bottle for well over a year now hidden in the back of my closet & decided to finally try it. I've been thwarted... for now.

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Haha, yes!

 

I have a bottle of Eichelberger limitee that did that on the first open....

had to fish out bits of cork and find a replacement

 

the neck is really thin so the replacement was hard

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It happens. Use a very sharp cork screw and go very slowly but firmly.

 

 

Thats how I like to roll Gwydion, sort of like "speak softly and carry a big stick."

 

:cheers:

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It happens sometimes....I use the foil cutter from one corkscrew and slide gently down one side of the cork..not far but just enough to hold the cork piece while I use a very sharp cork screw to gently but firmly screw into the cork and then lift out gently. I use the waiter corkscrew that has the two lift segments to pull out the cork.

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happened with my first bottle of La Coquette. I managed to get it out and replaced it with the old VdF t-cork. I had a much more challenging experience with my first few bottles of Jade PF 1901.  :dry: You know, before I knew the old squeeze-the-bottle trick.

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Just place it on your kitchen range (electric or gas) with the burner on low. Soon, your problem will be solved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My attorney has advised me to use the :sarc: emoticon to ward off potential lawsuits in case someone is dumb enough to try placing a bottle of absinthe on a kitchen burner. I wasn't really trying to be sarcastic but just funny.

 

 

I hope your eyebrows grow back soon. Really.

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Knock off all the little pieces and just shove the cork into the bottle. Pour the contents into another vessel. Do this:

 

 

Then pour the booze back in the bottle. Make sure the bottle is free of cork debris.

 

It works, I've done it more than once.

 

Enjoy! *smile*

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Knock off all the little pieces and just shove the cork into the bottle. Pour the contents into another vessel. Do this:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKhOG7duR9k

 

Then pour the booze back in the bottle. Make sure the bottle is free of cork debris.

 

It works, I've done it more than once.

 

Enjoy! *smile*

Thats a great video...

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That one is, for sure.

 

If you want to get really complex about it, I have found that a variable speed drill, phillips head bit, and a 1 3/4" drywall screw works quite well as a corkscrew for difficult cases. Just sayin'. ;)

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I have been using a "wedge-type" cork remover on broken corks for years.Like this one here:

 

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I find that it SOMETIMES may slightly damage the top 1/3 of the cork, but the rest remains perfect, because it doesnt drill cork out, it compresses it inward instead.

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One of those saved my butt when my screw-type corkscrew pulled out the top 3/4 or so of the cork from a bottle of Edouard. I carefully pulled out the remaining chunk of broken cork with the above tool, and replaced with a T-cork that I had saved for just such an emergency.

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Interestingly enough, this happened to me on my bottle of Marteau. I had used an old T cork, I tried to get it out but alas, I did push it down. I even emptied the bottle into another container, attempting to get it out. I could not for the life of me. So...I rinsed out any loose pieces and poured the absinthe back in.

 

I could not see NOT having the Marteau absinthe in the proper container. I have noticed no problem minus a little piece of cork here and there.

 

Now though I use the kind you pull the latch on and it expands in the bottle....oh heck, let me go find a photo.

 

sheesh, that was harder than I thought it would be.

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but the best part of that lengthy search was finding THIS gem! haha

 

Happy Man Bottle Corker

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sorry if this is inappropriate, I can't stop laughing though. I had to share. heh :laugh:

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I second (fourth?) the ah-so suggestion- I keep one rattling around in my junk drawer for just this situation.

 

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Though I imagine you've probably found a solution by now...

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I recently opened my second bottle of Kübler and the plastic top of the cork came off again. I'll haue to find a pink man that is happy enough to fit inside my Kübler bottle. :tongue:

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That almost happened with the bottle of Kübler I opened the other night- I was able to stop before it broke all the way off, and by very gently twisting it, got it out. I think Kübler needs to get a better source for their corks. When I looked at it, it was porous and slightly crumbly, not a nice first-quality cork.

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