Bamboozlers: Three of Diamonds

Decieve by drinking unopened wine.

The Bet:

Wager that you can drink from an unopened bottle of wine.

Imagine you are at a party or in a restaurant and you and your friends have just polished off a bottle of wine. Before they pop the cork in the next bottle bet that you’ll be able to drink from the unopened bottle of wine. Let everyone examine the bottle and ponder your proposition. Don’t do it unless someone forks over some cash.

The Secret:

Once they’ve slapped their money on the table, turn the corked bottle upside-down and pour a little bit of wine, or perhaps some water into the big divot in the bottom of the bottle. Drink it up, take your bow and take their money.

When they chirp up and say something like, “That’s not fair!” then I’ll joke and say “Would you like some cheese with your whine?

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