Forget the recipe, look how the wine is opened

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  1. jswordy

    jswordy Wonderful WINO

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    sour_grapes Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers

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    I dunno, but I will have to try both it AND that recipe!
     
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    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    That's how my next bottle will get opened. Cheap bottle that is.
     
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    jswordy Wonderful WINO

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    Appreciate it if you'd post results. In theory, the alcohol should expand and pop the cork but if I try it the bottle will crack and the wine will go everywhere. Both are scientific facts!!! :D
     
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    stickman Veteran Winemaker

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    It looks like they got it hot enough to boil off a little wine, you can see it vaporize just after the cork leaves the bottle.
     
  6. JohnT

    JohnT Moderator Super Moderator

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    Very doubtful if this would actually work. Like you said, My thinking is that in order to heat the wine/air in the neck, usually the thickest part of the bottle, you first have to heat the glass. Once the wine comes into contact with the superheated glass, I would think that it would shatter due to thermal shock.

    ... But of course I will give it a try.
     
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    jswordy Wonderful WINO

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    So it's been long enough, anybody try it? I will eventually, on a bottle of hootch. Just in case!
     
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    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    Still waiting to open a cheap one.
     
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    JohnT Moderator Super Moderator

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    I need to find a wine that has "gone off". Do not want to ruin a good bottle.
     

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