Vice Grip Wine Puzzle


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Just when your friends thought they'd figured out Don't Break The Bottle by finally setting free that bottle of Rioja they'd been looking forward to since Xmas, we introduce the Vice Wine Puzzle. Maybe someone you know has a birthday coming up? Pick up a bottle of their favourite wine or liqueur and slip this little device over the top of it. They'll be sure to appreciate the booze all the more once the puzzle has been solved. We've had this in the office for the last few days and it's nearly reduced a grown man to tears trying to liberate a bottle of Baileys! If you're a fan of puzzles and brain teasers or know somebody who can't resist a challenge then you need to make sure this is your next party piece.

  • The Vice Wine Bottle Puzzle is the befuddling wooden puzzle that fits standard wine, spirit, herb vinegar, olive oil, and pop bottles.
  • The puzzle includes wooden puzzle pieces and linking cord.
  • Instructions are included if it all gets too much.
  • Bottle is not included.
  • Suitable for ages 18 years+.
  • Size: 14 x 9.5 x 9.5cm.

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hours of fun

The Vice Grip Wine Puzzle was as described and needless to say it hasn't been solved by the recipient yet. A few things wrong about it though, the instructions could be clearer on how to set the item together. The first bit building it was clear but when it came to attaching the string it was all too unclear and I ended up having to watch a video on YouTube to figure it out, and even then it was poor quality and took a fair bit of deciphering. Secondly it says to tighten the bolt but as I did this the wood was not strong enough and therefore stripped out the centre of the hole of any reasonable grip. If they sort these problems out then it would be an amazing quality item for people to solve.

19 July 2012 by


Vice wine puzzle

The Vice Wine Puzzle is excellent.

2 January 2012 by


VICE WINE PUZZLE - Christmas Present

Bought this on iwoot despite still having one from one of my son's from a previous christmas. Yes, the bottle is still unopened and puzzle still sat on the top of it's neck. This was good value and plonked onto a bottle of my best red and given to my brother for Christmas with the challenge, I'll bet I can get mine off before you can get yours off. Even though I now had the instructions off his bottle puzzle... he won! Never mind we had fun doing the puzzle and the bottle of wine which I am drinking now was well worth the 2 year wait. The good thing with this is that you can recycle the present by attaching it to another bottle and challenging your family or friends!

1 January 2012 by



The Vice Wine Puzzle was so funny for my dad.

31 December 2011 by


Looks great but is easy to remove

I bought the Vice Wine Puzzle as a Christmas gift, attached to a bottle. It looks really good and makes an impressive gift. The instructions were a little cryptic but you get the idea. It's a little fiddly to set the puzzle up correctly, as shown on the box. Unfortunately, it is possible to remove the clamp simply by pulling the large wooden pin out. It requires a bit of wriggling, but when you do it's possible to unwind the clamp and remove the puzzle from the bottle. I realised it's due to the holes in the two small flat pieces of wood being slightly too large, allowing the rod and cord to be pulled through. Not good. I'd set the puzzle a few times and 'solved' it correctly, and it looked exactly as the picture on the site and the box, so I knew it was done correctly. It's a shame, because it spoiled it a little.

31 December 2011 by



I love annoying presents for my nearest and dearest and this one hits the spot! It took me a while to attach to the bottle but only because I didn't read the instructions properly. Certainly caused a buzz at our Christmas get together, everyone got involved trying to solve it while I sat there looking very smug. Great gift!

28 December 2011 by


not brilliant

It actually takes longer to read and understand the instructions of the Vice Wine Puzzle than it does for the recipient to open the puzzle!

28 December 2011 by


I got this for someone that normally just gets a bottle of wine as their xmas present, and it was a brilliant choice. It had the whole family entertained.

28 December 2011 by


Vice Wine Puzzle

Bought the Vice Wine Puzzle for my brother's father-in-law who loves a puzzle and red wine so it was good to combine the two! A few days later and he'd still not cracked the puzzle and it's driving him nuts. I wrapped up the solution though so when he's had enough he can get his reward whether he's worked out the puzzle or not. Fab present!

28 December 2011 by


The Vice Wine Puzzle is a great puzzle to set up, then fun to watch others struggle!

27 December 2011 by


Great present idea

I was a bit apprehensive about Vice Wine Puzzle after reading previous reviews, however, if you are thinking of buying it go for it. With reference to putting it on the bottle, the instructions worked fine for me as long as you read them properly and follow the diagrams well. The one thing I will say is, leave plenty of time to put the item on the bottle. It can't be done in 5 minutes. Patience is a virtue but it is definitely worth it. I didn't have any problems with the build quality. Gave it as a present and it took quite a while before it was solved, with a few hints from myself.

27 December 2011 by


I bought the Vice Wine Puzzle and attached it to a bottle of wine. It will fit just about any bottle. I gave it to my daughter-in-law and the instructions of how to get it off to my son. She struggled for some time before requesting the instructions. I think that only a few people would be able to solve the puzzle. It's very frustrating and even with the instructions is still not easy to resolve. Very good.

21 December 2011 by



Bought the Vice Wine Puzzle for a friend as a fun Christmas gift. It's a fantastic, well made, fun, unique and inexpensive novelty gift. I have to say that the instructions to lock the wine into the vice are near on impossible to decipher from the leaflet. This is an excellent gift idea. I would recommend this item to all fun loving people.

20 December 2011 by


fiendishly good present

Bought this for my father and added a £15 bottle of wine. It took him 3hrs but it was good wine! Enjoyed every minute of the 3hrs watching him sweat....recommend it to all.

15 May 2010 by


I bought this for friends birthday, it kept 3 people occupied for about 2 hours before they cracked it! The only downside is the instructions - not helpful at all.

18 February 2010 by


I want that champagne!

I got this for my dad for Christmas. Took me about half an hour trying to figure out how to put it on the bottle (with the instructions), and then took seven family members all of Christmas day trying to get it off - they didn't succeed! Since then a good number of other family members along with friends, neighbours and the local MP have all tried, but the bottle is still locked :) I have promised my dad that if he hasn't solved it by next Christmas I will get him some power tools and he can take it off! Really good fun, and hilarious watching people struggle with it! Just glad that it's a decent bottle of Champagne that won't go out of date (though it may explode due to all the shaking!)! I'd recommend it to anyone, even non-drinkers, as it fits on pretty much all bottles. Thanks IWOOT!

8 January 2010 by


Useless Instructions

The puzzle itself is great and a real talking point, but, and its a very big but, the instructions are terrible. The pic on website compared to the pic on the instructions are completely different. I managed to construct the puzzle after 7 hours because I read the reviews of others, still not convinced I did it correctly.

5 January 2010 by


Frustraiting, rewarding.

Good product, near impossible to set up! Worth it tho.

25 December 2009 by


big mistake in the instructions! lol

spent ages trying to figure out the instructions. finally worked out the directions they give to sove the puzzle are actually the directions you should follow to lock the puzzle.

10 December 2009 by


Its A puzzle

I have seen reviews on this item complaining about the instructions but went ahead and bought it anyway, its great it was a challenge putting it together and I enjoyed it, but not half as much as I am when watching the recipient trying to get at there bottle. Great product loads of fun for all, and great service from Iwoot, Thanks

22 November 2009 by


Tricky individual

Once we mastered the instructions which were not very clear, or precise, we had hours of fun watching everyone in the bar trying to get their free drink!! Worth it just for that reason of watching so many confused people!

22 October 2009 by


Locks of fun

I bought this to add a twist to my bestmans gift at my wedding, and it drove him mad trying to get this undone.I took pitty on him and gave him the instructions in the end. great to add a twist to a gift.

22 October 2009 by


Seriously awesome present!

Well, I think the title says it all. I bought this as a birthday present for my best friend, with a bottle of his favourite alcohol inside... The look on his face was hilarious!! I would upload the video I took, but its in the wrong format, so I can't put it on youtube which means it won't go on here... Darn!

22 October 2009 by

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