Yes it could work. How is very carefully. You have to miss the glass of the neck of the bottle, but sever the wire cage that holds the cork in, and strike the cork with insufficient force to cut the cork, but enough energy to pull it out of the bottle. The tolerance is less than 1/16th of an inch. It does help to shake the bottle, in order to build pressure to help the cork leave the bottle, and that will give you a nice plume of campaign shooting out of the bottle. Personally, I wouldn't try it, but I'd caution you to wear long sleeves and gloves to guard against glass shards, and to wear safety glasses.