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    why is it when i buy coopers fortified wine i usually get one bottle that wont open the main top turns but wont detach itself from thebottom rim have you had anyone else with this problem. next time i go to bedford (my nearest store) i will take this one back

    From Mrs Irene Garrard

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    I’ve opened my share of twist-offs, and you’re right that sometimes the perforation between the cap and the skirt (or, top and bottom) of the twist-off doesn’t seem to be perforated enough, and can be stubborn to open.


    I have two methods of opening twist-offs that tend to work for me. The first is to grab the bottle itself with one hand, and with the other grab the cap (only), and try to twist the top. The other way is to grab the bottle with one hand and with the other hand grab the skirt (only) and twist that way. If you’re following along, you realize that what I’m getting at is that you shouldn’t try to twist by holding on to the bottom of the twist-off with one hand and the top of the twist-off with the other. If you are, you could be working against yourself, and no matter how strong your husband is, physics can get in the way. The twist-off needs to be able to move so it can crack that seal.


    If all of this is too complicated, there are a couple products on the market to help open twist-offs, and they are in the $10 to $20 range. I’ve not tried them myself (and I’m not a paid spokesperson, for some reason), but if you search for “wine screw-cap openers”, you’ll see what’s available. They all seem to offer a grippy surface, and some provide torque to help with the motion.


    —Dr. Vinny


    http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/47191


    Grip the screw top from the bottom!!!  Watch 20 second video here>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ7qrvimqvY



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