Okay, so I am now several kits down and still haven't figured out how to open the wine bags. I kept throwing them away, but started a kit yesterday and had the foresight to save it and see if I could figure it out without all the liquid. Nothing doing. Finally Googled how to open wine kit bags- thank you, YouTube-only to discover there's something called a 'wine bag decapper'. Is this necessary? Or just capitalism at work? My scissors seem to be doing a fine job.