I’ve done my fair share of complaining about wax-sealed bottles, so Deschutes was kind enough send me a link to this cheesy video tutorial that explains how to get through all that wax safely. Most of the time, I use a sharp rock and bang my way through the wax, but Deschutes recommends using a wine foil opener, or in a pinch, a house key.
Then I found this beautiful tool—the YOpener, which is a “craft bottle opener” with teeth that promises to cut through the wax and open the bottle without bending the cap.
If you’re too sophisticated to use a key or sharp rock, check out their Etsy shop. I may never have to chisel through a wax bottle like a monkey again.