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Old 09-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Wine Bottle Capsules

I'm not suggesting we should go back to lead capsules on wine bottles but I'm a bit sick and tired of these horrible plastic ones. I had a major battle with the last bottle I opened. It involved:-

A pair of large scissors
A pairs of small scissors
A sharp knife
A pair of pliers
and
A chisel

and 10 minutes of wasted drinking time!
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Wine bottle capsule??? I have never heard of that.

The way we buy our wine we don't have any problem getting it out.

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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Wax is the worst! I can tolerate plastic or tin capsules, but wax dipped tops are like wine chastity belts.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:20 AM   #4
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Are you referring to the wrapping around the top of the bottle over the cork? They make tools to remove that, although I use the tip of the corkscrew to remove it. Just use the tip to poke a hole in the capsule at the edge of the bottle (didn't know that was the name for it) and push it around in a circle, et voila! Done.

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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I had to google it. Around here they are called foils or shrink foils. At least that's what they called them we we were making our own wine.
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Are you referring to the wrapping around the top of the bottle over the cork? They make tools to remove that, although I use the tip of the corkscrew to remove it. Just use the tip to poke a hole in the capsule at the edge of the bottle (didn't know that was the name for it) and push it around in a circle, et voila! Done.

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Yes, GG, that's the thing. I'd exhausted the thingy that's made for getting it off and the corkscrew didn't even make a mark on it That's when I started on the list!
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Wine bottle capsule??? I have never heard of that.

The way we buy our wine we don't have any problem getting it out.

16 litres? Gosh that's getting on for 2 (imperial) gallons! The largest wine boxes we get are 3 litres.
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Mad Cook I don't understand your issue with the plastic capsule (foil?).
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Mad Cook I don't understand your issue with the plastic capsule (foil?).
And I don't understand what you don't understand.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #10
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Are you referring to the wrapping around the top of the bottle over the cork? They make tools to remove that, although I use the tip of the corkscrew to remove it. Just use the tip to poke a hole in the capsule at the edge of the bottle (didn't know that was the name for it) and push it around in a circle, et voila! Done.

wine bottle foil cutter
Years ago I picked up a pewter table knife from Colonial days in a thrift shop. It is table knife dull with a sharp point.

This knife, together with an estate opener, and I can get the best of any cork.
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