Total Basset Case: A 2nd Tutorial by Mister

Jan 17, 2013

A 2nd Tutorial by Mister

You guys are in for a treat today - Mister is back with another one of his tutorials.
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We all know that I love wine.
But getting into my beloved bottles can sometimes be a problem. (It shouldn't be).
We were kindly gifted a rabbit wine opener for our wedding.
Problem is, I can NEVER use that thing. (Which is baffling).
Every single time I do I end up shoving the cork back into the bottle.
This actually causes quite the mess and can splatter wine all over your apartment ceiling.
Not that I speak from experience or anything.... (We lost our deposit).
Well turns out I'm not the only one with this issue. (Oh, well then...)
I have spoken with quite a few girlfriends that also have an issue using that dang thing.
And I knew that if my IRL friends were having issues, chances are my blog friends are too.
Let's just say thank goodness my mama got me an electric one for my birthday.

Well Mister thinks that it is ridiculous that the girls and I can NOT use the rabbit opener. 
So he is here today to give us a detailed tutorial on how use that dang contraption ridiculously simple tool.

Take it Mister.

It has come to my attention that there is a rousing discussion between Sarah and some of her friends regarding the wine rabbit and its ease of use.  That such a discussion exists, is in a word, interesting...

Alright, I'm not trying to be condescending or anything, but it's not that hard.   
As such, I'll be giving you a step-by-step tutor--- I can't believe I'm typing this out.  Ok, just look at the pictures and follow along.  It's four steps, five at best.  No, check that, it's four.  It's four steps people.

1.  You get the wine rabbit out of the drawer.  This is critical.  I can't stress this enough: the thingy that opens the bottle needs to be present before proceeding.

2.  You clamp the rabbit on to the neck of the bottle with the lever back, and the corkscrew up.  This seems fairly self explanatory, but don't want any of you just smashing the rabbit into the bottle mercilessly screaming "gimme gimme gimme!," now do we?
3.  You push the lever (and thus the corkscrew) down into the cork.  See?  Still with me?  Great.
4.  You pull the lever back up.  The corkscrew will pull the cork out. 
Then you drink the wine. (Ed. note: with your mouths).  That's it.

Thankkkks Mister.
I think in order to make sure these steps work, I better try it on a bottle tonight.
What do we think?
Does anyone else have an issue with the rabbit? Please don't tell me my friends and I the only ones!

If you missed Mister's first tutorial on the DIY canvas, check that out here.


Mrs. H said...

I hate that stupid opener, I can never use it either! Loved this post. Mister is too funny.

Xo, B

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

I have never used that type of wine opener, HOWEVER. My friend has it and always "drops" the cork down into her wine when she uses it. Her experience makes me hesitant to try it. Like you...her husband is able to get it open easily.

Whitney Ellen said...

While screaming "gimme gimme gimme"... Oh man, I start screaming that from the minute I walk through the wine section at the store. Out loud. It tends to make my friends feel uncomfortable.

Brooke said...

I really have issues with those kind of openers - but I don't have issues with wine. Do you think your mister has a friend who could teach me??? Cute post!

Kim said...

I don't have one of those openers but I have a problem with a regular wine key and I'm in the food business! I can only imagine the issues I would have with this!

Your hubby is awesome! There is however a really cool way to get a cork out of a wine bottle with only a plastic grocery bag! I had to do it once!

Hope you have a great day and you totally deserve a bottle of wine tonight!

Bethany said...

Because of our discussions about this, we added an electric opener to our registry last night!

Ashley Barnhill said...

I can't use it either, haha! My husband always opens our wine. Apparently our last Rabbit wine opener was broken - so maybe that's why I couldn't open the wine?!

Kait said...

Tell Mister that my cork screw always goes into the cork weird, thus, the cork cracks and I not have chunks in my wine...if I even get the damn thing out at all. Also, I'll need his shirt size for the Steelers jersey.

Anne said...

HA! We have one of these with a slightly different shape that I find quite easy to use - much more so than a regular corkscrew, with which I always used to ruin corks. Either way, I could go for a glass of wine...

Because Shanna Said So said...

Shut up! You guys are too funny! Seriously, Sarah...get it together. If you're gonna drink wine, you MUST learn the Rabbit ways...I don't know how to open wine without one! ;)

Jen said...

Love Mister's tutorials!! I think I have one of these, but really my "wine opener" is Rick...ha! I do think you should try it on a bottle tonight and let us know tomorrow if his tutorial helped :)

CALLIE said...

This cracks me up!!! While I have mastered the ole' rabbit (wino..), I love to watch guests that try to use it that aren't familiar. Hilarity most always occurs!!!

Sarah Tucker said...

Girls are the ones that drink wine, yet we can't open the dang bottle! Give me a beer bottle and I can open it with one finger...ok not really, but definitely much easier!

Katie said...

this made me laugh! but i have problems with those things!

Allison said...

Haha this is great. I have the rabbit mastered now somehow...but it definitely takes practice. That's all you need...practice makes perfect so keep drinking wine. Ha.

Tasha said...

Hahaha I've never tried to use the rabbit but it looks like it would be confusing :) Your hubby is funny.

Unknown said...

I only worked one day at a winery. Apparently my tasting samples I was pouring for everyone were too big!! lol

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

Hahahah hilarious!!! I don't have one but if and when I get one I shall ever back to this post