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…
Cut the foil nearly all the way on the top lip of the wine bottle

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

flip the top foil up first…
Verona wine cork trick

Carefully flip the ring up over the bottle top..
Verona wine bottle cork trick

Remove the cork (with a waiter’s friend)
Verona wine bottle cork trick

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Put the cork in the loop of the foil
Put the cork in the loop of the foil - wine cork trick

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Veronese Wine cork trick
 

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 Verona Italy
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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly