Onboard Updates reports that alley-mounted cork pullers have been installed on B747s, B777s and B767-300s. A new procedure is provided that makes opening a bottle of wine seem like extracting a sub-particle from a hydrogen atom. Here it is:
cut the top off the capsule;
insert the bottle so that it rests in line with the cork puller;
cup the bottom of the bottle in one hand;
pull the lever forward with the other hand to drive the augur through the cork;
wait for a count of five; and
push the lever back with a steady, slow motion.
The five-count wait is the most important part of the sequence. The augur in the cork puller cuts a big hole in both cork and plastic. Without the five-count wait, the augur will slip back out through the hole it just made.
Everyone got that? All ye Passengers listen up: Order mixed drinks!