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Corkscrew on Shabbos/Yomtov


Can one open a bottle of wine with a corkscrew (like a screwdriver that one turns into the cork and then pulls the cork out) to remove a cork on Shabbos/Yomtov? if so, is any particular way best? Wine taste better when opened right away not the day before.


It is permissible to open bottles with a corkscrew on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

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  1. Must the foil surrounding the cork be removed before Shabbos? I would assume there would be an issue of mocheh if there is writing on the foil. Assuming one was careful not to tear a letter, would it be permissible to remove it?

    1. Besdies for letters you also have to be careful not to ruin any pictures that have meaning, such as a logo picture. etc.

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