All Bottled Up


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Possibly the best gift for wine lovers ever invented. Whether you're taking a bottle round to dinner at a friend's house, or giving a good bottle to someone as a present, this is probably the most ingenious puzzle solving challenge ever made. Will the lucky recipient be able to free the bottle from the puzzle?

Instructions: simply remove the puzzle from the box, replace the card bottle with your best bottle of plonk. Then follow the included instruction sheet to correctly place your bottle in the puzzle, place it back in the box and hand it to the lucky recipient.

At first sight it appears laughably simple to open, but first impressions are deceptive. It's hugely entertaining watching the recipient go from cocky, to puzzled, to deeply frustrated - especially whilst everyone else is chipping in with their advice... "No, loop that bit over there, slip that toggle round the whatsit" etc. The recipient will feel they deserve every last drop if they do finally manage to crack it. If they don't, aside from you crowing, you can put them out of their misery as it does come with release instructions.

All Bottled Up is an ingenious gift idea for that 'perfect host', and fits standard wine, herb vinegar, and olive oil bottles (for non-booze drinkers). It's a great party piece and can be used again and again unless someone gets so frustrated they bring out the power tools.

(Does not include bottle!)


  • 'All Bottled Up' puzzle
  • Works with standard wine, herb vinegar, olive oil, and pop bottles
  • Includes wooden puzzle pieces, linking cord and instructions
  • Does not include wine!
  • Includes instructions

Please Note: Colours may vary.


  • Assorted puzzle pieces: largest 14.5 x 10 x 10cm, smallest 3 x 2 x 2cm

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Reviewed on Mon Oct 21 11:14:09 BST 2013 by 

Ideal present

Great product. Ideal present for anyone who enjoys wine and puzzles!


Reviewed on Tue Jun 18 08:14:06 BST 2013 by 

Great gift

Every year we struggle to find a gift for my 80+ dad. I was just going to buy him a half decent bottle of red, when I stumbled across this "All Bottled Up" thing. It turned out to be a great success. It took him a week before he gave up and asked for the instructions, but we had some good fun during that week. He is now planning who he is going to pass it on to - the gift that keeps on giving. Highly recommended present for someone who has everything else.


Reviewed on Mon Jun 10 23:03:51 BST 2013 by 

great product

This is a really great product but it would be a lot better if their was an option for one you can't cut as my mum gave up trying to solve it and cut the rope.


Reviewed on Mon Mar 18 17:38:34 GMT 2013 by 

Good idea, failed in practice

I bought a standard bottle of wine and put it inside the All Bottled Up. Unfortunately, the rope was long enough so that you could take the bottle out without solving the puzzle, which was very disappointing. I stuffed the bottom to rectify this, and it then wouldn't fit back in the box.


Reviewed on Wed Feb 13 13:17:07 GMT 2013 by 

I bought three All Bottled Up Puzzles, as it seemed a good idea, and they will not deteriorate before I do. It was easy to set up with the instructions, I now await the response from the recipient. It seems like a well made item, and we hope it causes a lot of laughs. I would recommend not only the site, but this item too.


Reviewed on Fri Jan 18 14:37:45 GMT 2013 by 

Good fun but frustrating

All Bottled Up is the ideal gift for that certain someone who has everything or is difficult to buy for, as you can be almost certain they don't have one of these! It's a fun gift to give and it's entertaining to see how frustrated the receiver is when trying to master the puzzle and get the bottle out. I received the dark wood version, it is well made and you can smell the wood when you take it out of the box, which I think is nice as you can tell it's decent quality. The instructions to set up the puzzle are difficult to follow as you have to follow written and diagram instructions. I managed to do it, but I think it was by fluke rather than anything else! Although this is advertised as a wine bottle puzzle, I actually fitted a bottle of champagne into mine. It fitted in the base fine, but the cap was a little tight. You could also probably fit one of the larger bottles of beer or cider into it if you wanted or maybe a spirit bottle. I would definitely recommend this as a fun gift to give. It's also a gift that can keep on giving as once the puzzle is solved, they can pass it onto someone else - as long as you keep the instructions!


Reviewed on Mon Jan 07 13:57:09 GMT 2013 by 

Opened it up, put a bottle of wine in, wrapped it up and gave it to my dad for a birthday. The quality of the gift is far better than the quality of the wine I put in it! Good puzzle, and provided some amusement that can be used on different guests over and over.


Reviewed on Mon Dec 31 14:25:27 GMT 2012 by 

Excellent and fun product

My dad hated the fact that he could not get access to his favourite bottle of wine when in the All Bottled Up. It makes this product an absolute success.


Reviewed on Wed Dec 12 18:17:08 GMT 2012 by 

Great gift

This All Bottled Up is a brilliant idea. It makes giving wine that bit more special.


Reviewed on Fri Dec 07 13:48:15 GMT 2012 by 

Great Purchase

Bought All Bottled Up for my parents as revenge for a puzzle from last Christmas which remains unsolved! It arrived very promptly and I can't wait to see if they will be able to solve it.


Reviewed on Mon Nov 19 20:27:52 GMT 2012 by 


Bought as a gift. Brilliant


Reviewed on Thu Nov 15 15:05:17 GMT 2012 by 

just want i wanted

I was struggling with an idea for a wedding present for my brother in law. Until i saw this All Bottled Up. It was perfect and I had fun setting it all up. It wasn't too difficult to do... I have told my brother in law he gets the instructions on his wedding anniversary.


Reviewed on Mon Nov 12 15:16:48 GMT 2012 by 

Poor product

It is nothing as it says and definitely not worth the price paid. It is not a puzzle as I could easily untie whatever the method is.


Reviewed on Wed Oct 10 15:43:25 BST 2012 by 

Really good puzzle

I bought the All Bottled Up as a Christmas present for someone. After I placed a bottle of wine in the holder it took me quite some time, even with the instructions in front of me, to complete the puzzle. I'm sure the recipient will be baffled too, as I won't be giving him the instructions right away!


Reviewed on Sun Sep 16 11:41:36 BST 2012 by 

Hours of amusement

I bought this Don't Break the Bottle for my Dad and I don't know who had more fun, him trying to solve it or me watching him and giggling. Don't lose the instructions as you may need them when the recipient finally surrenders, or alternatively, to set it up again once it has been solved. Put your best bottles of wine in there, it will provide some protection until you're ready to drink it.


Reviewed on Thu Sep 06 14:17:45 BST 2012 by 

I bought this Don't Break the Bottle as a gift for my mother. It was quite tricky to put together, but it is still keeping her busy and sober.


Reviewed on Fri Jun 29 20:47:41 BST 2012 by 

how to torment a grown up?

I got the Don't Break the Bottle along with a bottle of wine for my dad's birthday. I put the bottle in the puzzle and presented it to my dad. What then proceeded was several hours of fun watching my dad try to gain access to his wine. Periodically, I would take the puzzle and solve it before quickly putting it back together again. There were several attempts to cheat by getting the scissors but I made sure it didn't come to that. As a whole, I feel this is a great item.


Reviewed on Sat Jun 23 16:30:53 BST 2012 by 

Dont break the bottle

I bought Don't Break the Bottle for my dad for Father's Day. The puzzle took him and my partner 3 hours to do, it was great fun. I'm going to buy the same for my brother for Christmas.


Reviewed on Mon May 21 17:01:09 BST 2012 by 

Great idea for tricking friends

I bought 'Don't Break the Bottle' for a very good friend's 60th birthday present. I intend to put either an expensive bottle of wine or a good quality whisky in the puzzle. I had great frustration and fun trying to work out how to secure the bottle, and then to release it from the puzzle. I must get the hang of this before I give it to my friend otherwise I'll never get a drink out of him! Excellent buy and such a good idea for a party. You've just got to try it!


Reviewed on Wed Apr 11 16:41:45 BST 2012 by 

Looks Great

I've got the Don't Break the Bottle for my other halves birthday. The concept is fab and will entertain him.


Reviewed on Fri Mar 02 13:58:46 GMT 2012 by 

The Don't Break the Bottle arrived as described and the recipient found it really good fun in trying to solve it and get to their wine.


Reviewed on Mon Feb 27 14:49:43 GMT 2012 by 

Stuck for an idea?

This Don't Break the Bottle kept the 20 year old recipient amused for 15 minutes while he figured out how to free the bottle. Potential for further amusement as he said he will now challenge friends to the puzzle. An unusual and good value gift idea.


Reviewed on Sun Feb 26 13:29:16 GMT 2012 by 

Break the bottle

I found the product slightly disappointing.


Reviewed on Fri Feb 24 13:38:37 GMT 2012 by 

Don't break the bottle

Bought it as a present and it gave us so much fun. The recipient thought it was a fab idea and it was a great laugh at our dinner party.


Reviewed on Fri Feb 24 10:04:50 GMT 2012 by 

Don't Break the Bottle

A friend recently had his 60th birthday, so, on the grounds that your brain cells need to exercise as you age, I gave him a good bottle of wine with this puzzle attached. It caused great amusement and I don't think he has solved it yet. I will relent and give him the instructions in a while! It did not take long to assemble, the instructions were perfectly clear. I have bought two more for other friends.


Reviewed on Mon Jan 23 16:27:43 GMT 2012 by 

Birthday Gift!!

This Don't Break the Bottle is an excellent idea! I never like to give vouchers or wine as gifts... as I've always thought they were a bit of a cop out but since finding this great puzzle I will be sending out more bottles of wine! Such a great idea.


Reviewed on Mon Jan 09 16:03:28 GMT 2012 by 

Excellent product

Don't Break the Bottle is a very good product. It would have helped if the instructions were slightly clearer, but overall it was a great birthday present.


Reviewed on Sun Jan 08 21:48:56 GMT 2012 by 

Dont break the bottle

This Don't Break the Bottle is great! I would highly recommend this puzzle as it was great fun and got everyone involved.


Reviewed on Sat Jan 07 13:46:17 GMT 2012 by 

Great Present

Don't Break the Bottle is a really great present for the wine buff and it represents very good value for money.


Reviewed on Sat Jan 07 13:39:17 GMT 2012 by 

Good.. but not great.

Don't Break the Bottle is a really fun puzzle. I can't help but feel that it seemed way more difficult to follow the instructions and put it together than it was to solve! Other than that, it was a nice way to present some friends with a bottle of vino and a brain-teaser at the same time!


Reviewed on Thu Jan 05 11:30:39 GMT 2012 by 

Don't Break The Bottle

Don't Break the Bottle is a fabulous gift! In fact, I wouldn't mind one myself. Puzzling? Yes. Great gift? Yes. Buy again? Yes!


Reviewed on Wed Jan 04 09:37:49 GMT 2012 by 


Don't Break the Bottle is a brilliant gift idea - even my husband couldn't work it out!


Reviewed on Mon Jan 02 17:01:31 GMT 2012 by 

Don't Break The Bottle

This Don't Break the Bottle is excellent. The person I gave it to is still trying to solve it 8 day's after I gave it to them!


Reviewed on Mon Jan 02 10:22:02 GMT 2012 by 

Dont break the bottle

Don't Break the Bottle is great fun and is really good for frustrating friends. The instructions are a bit difficult to understand to start with. Overall it's really good fun and good value.


Reviewed on Sun Jan 01 15:58:04 GMT 2012 by 

This Don't Break the Bottle is a really good gift to give!


Reviewed on Thu Dec 29 17:01:59 GMT 2011 by 


Gave this to my aunt and uncle for Christmas during the family party. Very funny watching a load of adults acting like children desperate for a fix. Had to ignore the pleading of how to solve the puzzle, and in the end I think one of the kids finally found their way into it! Hours of fun, recommended!


Reviewed on Thu Dec 29 15:07:01 GMT 2011 by 

Not as hard as I had hoped

Sadly this Don't Break the Bottle only took my dad 45 minutes to solve but it took him another 2 hours to get the puzzle back on without the instructions! The instructions are not perfect but there are helpful videos on youtube if you have a look. It's a great bit of fun and highly recommended.


Reviewed on Thu Dec 29 14:50:44 GMT 2011 by 

Great fun!

This Don't Break the Bottle is the best idea I've seen in a long while. Not only did my Step-Father enjoy this gift but also the family visiting. It kept people amused for hours as they kept coming back and having another go. My parents will use it again when invited to friends houses and I will definitely buy another one as a gift one day soon. So much better than just turning up with the 'I have no imagination, so here's a bottle of wine!'


Reviewed on Thu Dec 29 14:48:17 GMT 2011 by 

Great fun!

Best idea I've had in a long while. Not only did my Step Father enjoy this gift but also the family visiting. Kept people amused for hours as they kept coming back and having another go. So much better than just turning up with the 'I have no imagination, so here's a bottle of wine!'


Reviewed on Thu Dec 29 11:40:38 GMT 2011 by 

Great fun

Thought this looked like a fun present and it was. Kept the family amused for ages although some members did try to 'force' a solution - had to watch them closely. Recommended.


Reviewed on Wed Dec 28 14:23:29 GMT 2011 by 

Clever use of string and balls

The instructions were okay, but could do with more pictures. It's quite a simple puzzle to set up and solve, once you know how. However, if you don't know how then it is quite challenging. You can adjust the string so it fits different sized bottles.


Reviewed on Tue Dec 27 17:35:02 GMT 2011 by 

Don't Break the Bottle is worth the £10 to watch your brother getting frustrated trying to get into a nice bottle of red!


Reviewed on Tue Dec 27 14:42:50 GMT 2011 by 

Don't Break the Bottle

Don't Break the Bottle is an excellent puzzle gift which was very well received by both recipients. It kept them busy for ages.


Reviewed on Mon Dec 26 13:32:04 GMT 2011 by 

what price frustration?

Don't Break the Bottle well made. It's a great gift idea for those who enjoy a tipple. A complete mindbender even with the instructions!


Reviewed on Fri Dec 23 10:33:49 GMT 2011 by 

The instructions are the puzzle

The Don't Break the Bottle is OK and good for a 'bit of fun' at Christmas. But abominable instructions. Used the YouTube video to solve it.


Reviewed on Thu Dec 22 15:30:06 GMT 2011 by 

Easy to setup

Don't Break the Bottle is easy to setup once you read the instructions. It makes a great gift out of a simple bottle of wine.


Reviewed on Thu Dec 22 08:34:07 GMT 2011 by 

dont break the bottle

Love this Don't Break the Bottle and have bought it for friends for christmas. I just know that we are going to have a fun time watching them trying to get their bottle of wine out of it.


Reviewed on Tue Dec 20 19:01:54 GMT 2011 by 

This Don't Break the Bottle took an age to set up as the instructions take a while to get your head around, but I managed it eventually. The real test will be how long it takes for us to get a drink on christmas day, when someone has to release the bottle. The longer it takes the more successful, until they break open the instructions.


Reviewed on Sun Dec 18 23:08:47 GMT 2011 by 

Don't Break the Bottle

Don't Break the Bottle is an original gift that's suitable for an individual or a great party talking piece and puzzle. It's a sturdy novelty gift that can be used time and time again.


Reviewed on Sat Dec 17 16:20:29 GMT 2011 by 

Nice little puzzle

The Don't Break the Bottle is nicely made out of quality materials and I managed to assemble it around the bottle following only the supplied instructions. I bought it for my best mate who is a rather clever chap - wonder if he'll solve it, or perhaps resort to some sharp scissors and a saw?!

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