Only because the alcohol had been removed. Yes, Publix sell the Fre brand of Brut, so at 7 o’clock I figured I would open it. Usually when you unwind the wire, the cork pops on it’s own. I had my wine glass ready. No, it wouldn’t budge. I tried it with string around it, like my Dad used to do, no. I even tried with a new knife, and it broke the tip off of it.
My final try was the corkscrew, and I kept twisting it into the cork, and got it part of the way down. When I tried to close the top, and lift the cork out, that broke off too.
I wasted a whole hour, have a broken corkscrew, and a large paring knife with the tip, and a piece of the side broken off.
Worst of all, I can see it, but I can’t drink it. With Len not being with me, apart from his urn and cards, I was going to drink the whole bottle, not get drunk, and feel that my celebrating the 4th of July on my own would be a little bit special.
Tomorrow I will go to Publix, and ask to see a Manager. I will let you know what transpires.