In order to enjoy a glass of good wine, first, you have to get it open. Choosing a wine opener seems like a simple task considering it only has one purpose, but choosing the perfect corkscrew can increasingly add to the enjoyment. When choosing the perfect wine opener the most important thing to take into consideration is its ease of use. Sometimes opening the bottle may result in broken cork crumbs ending up in your wine therefore it’s important to choose the one that you can always rely on. We gathered some of the basic types of wine openers to help you find the one most suitable for your needs.
Classic corkscrew often called a ‘waiters friend’ is mostly used wine opening tool in restaurants and bars all over the world. It’s easy to use and small enough to be stored in any kitchen drawer. Classic waiter corkscrew comes with a foil cutter and a foldout worm and some additional features like corkscrew boot lever which improves leverage to pull wine cork out of the bottle.
With winged corkscrew, you will be able to remove corks of all sizes quickly and efficiently due to their ease of use. However, using winged corkscrews for opening vintage wines or any wine with natural corks is not recommendable. Using winged corkscrew for opening brittle corks may result in cork crumbs ending up in your wine.
Lever corkscrew is one of the easiest to use wine opening tools out there. Simply press and pull the handle, and you will get your wine opened at an instant. If you are lacking dexterity in your hands than lever corkscrew might be the best option for you.
Electric Wine Opener
Unlike manual corkscrew, electric one can open the bottle in just a few seconds and don’t require any physical effort. Just press the opener on the bottle, and it does all the work by itself making it ideal for people with low physical strength. One of the main reasons why you should choose electric wine opener over the manual one is because it involves minimal shaking while removing the cork. Shaking the bottle can stir up the residue from the bottle and cause an unpleasant taste.