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6 Wine Life Hacks That Will Change Your Life

By: Joe Hyer

March 24, 2017

It's the weekend, and you may want to enjoy a nice glass of wine.

Yet, it seems like something always goes wrong when we need that glass of wine the most, right?

Sometimes the wine isn't chilled when you decide to open the bottle, and other times you can't find a corkscrew to open the bottle of wine.

But don't worry. There are solutions! We have rounded up the most popular life hacks to make your wine drinking stress free this weekend. 

Need to chill a glass of wine quickly? Try the frozen grape method.

Pour your glass of wine, and add 2 or 3 frozen grapes to your glass. “The fruit's skin keeps much of the water sealed inside the grape so that it won’t dilute the wine as the grape melts,” according to Winerack.com. The best part? Experts say that the grapes won't change the wine's flavor.

Need to chill an entire bottle of wine in a hurry? Try the paper towel method.

Sometimes chilling one glass of wine just won't cut it. We get it. So you need to chill a whole bottle of wine in a hurry, but what do you do? Start by wrapping the bottle of vino in a few damp paper towels. Place the bottle in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. If you put it in the freezer for 15 minutes, it'll decrease the wine's temperature by about 15 degrees, according to the experts.  



Need to open the bottle of wine without a corkscrew?  Try using a serrated knife. 

There is nothing worse than realizing you can’t find your corkscrew when you want to open a bottle of wine. We have all been there.

Take a serrated knife. Put it into the cork, and the cork should twist and pull right out with the knife.

See how the serrated knife trick works, and learn about a few other ways to open a bottle of wine here:


Spilled wine?

Wine stains on your clothes: Try using club soda.
Spilled wine on your clothes? You can use club soda, but there are a few things you'll want to do before putting club soda on the stain.

Watch below:


Wine stains on your carpet: Try using WD-40. 

The most popular lifehack for getting wine out of your carpet actually involves a can WD-40. 

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Have leftover wine? Try using an ice tray. 
Didn't finish the bottle in one sitting? That's OK. 

Try to pour the wine into an ice cube tray. After the cubes are frozen they're "perfect for popping into sauces, stews, and risottos to add flavor," according to TescoLiving

What are your favorite life hacks for you wine?