It occurs to me if you get it wrong, glass shards from the bottle could emerge before submerging into your flesh, so perform this trick at your own risk.
One of my colleagues put a wine bottle into a shoe, so the base of the bottle was resting where your heel would go.
Then repeatedly 'tapped' the bottle/shoe combination heel first against the wall. Apparently hoping the hydraulic rebound would cause the cork to back out.
The bottle smashed. The concrete wall was permanently stained, the shoe was ruined and the carpet needed to be cleaned.
Very entertaining, but not terribly useful.
Although, I would think borrowing a wine opener from reception would've been the easiest approach in this case.
I do this anytime I don't have a wine opener handy.
Scenario is wine with cork fully inside bottle. Take a long slender knife, stab through the center of the cork as far as possible. Twist and and pull, with very little pull and lots of twist. Cork comes out. The key here is that the pressure of twisting prevents most of the slippage that would happen if you just pulled the knife out.
Enjoy impressing friends/family.