Manhattan, New York, United States / May 20, 2009
Rob Birdsong removed a cork from an empty bottle of wine using just a napkin in four minutes and 58.26 seconds, a new world record. He stipulated beforehand that he had to begin with an unopened bottle, uncork it and pour out the wine, then shove the cork back inside the bottle and pull it out with a cloth napkin.
Birdsong set the record on May 20, 2009 at a World Record Appreciation Society event in New York City. He used a bottle of 2008 Smoking Loon Pinot Noir. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses.
- must begin with unopened bottle
- must shove cork back into empty bottle
- timing ends when cork comes out with use of napkin