Wine Tips & Tricks

The Veronese Wine Cork Trick

Here is a clever way to use the foil on the top of a wine bottle as a cork holder. We learned this cork trick in a wine bar in Verona.

The Veronese Wine Cork Trick

Cut the foil almost, but not completely, all the way around the top lip of the bottle…

Next, cut nearly a full circle around the top of the bottle foil, tracing the cork…

flip the top foil up first…

Carefully flip the ring up over the bottle top..

Remove the cork (with a waiter’s friend)

Put the cork in the loop of the foil

Pour wine, drink it and be merry


 
 

 

Wine Drinking in Verona

I first saw this method at a wine bar in Verona, and not just any old wine bar, it was at Antica Bottega del Vino (literally “old wine bar”). This place is a hidden gem just off the main walking path through the city. It’s one of those places that if you love Italian wine and enjoy traveling, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll end up there at some point in your life (especially if you go to Vinitaly).


Bottega del Vino in all its glory. Photo courtesy of google maps, see the whole inside here google maps

About Madeline Puckette

I'm a certified sommelier and creator of the NYT Bestseller, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Find me out there in the wine world @WineFolly