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pull a cork

To begin drinking an alcoholic beverage, especially wine. You should come by on Friday—we can have dinner, pull a cork or two, it will be great!
See also: cork, pull

pull a cork

Have a drink. This expression dates from the days when homebrewed potent potables were stored in large jugs with cork stoppers. A suggestion that the contents be shared might have been phrased as “Hey, neighbor, you about ready to pull that cork?”
See also: cork, pull
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Younger wine drinkers tend to prefer convenience, and they may view pulling corks (synthetic or natural) as something fussy that mom and dad do.
This year will see wine merchants Carruthers and Kent pulling corks alongside Michael Jobling, Majestic Gosforth, Fenwick, Bin 21, Heathcote Wines, Waitrose, Dennhofer Wines, WSET, Bon Coeur Fine Wines and newcomer MmmGlug, which has opened as an offshoot of the popular Mmm delicatessen in Newcastle's Grainger Market.
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Westerners have been grilling steaks and pulling corks for more than a century, and during that time, we've discovered that many wines work--at least pretty well.
It's time to start pulling corks on light German Rieslings like this offering from the Mosel.
And will we still be pulling corks or plastic stoppers in the future?