Having the right tools for the job is always essential. When it comes to enjoying your favorite wine, having the right corkscrew can mean the difference from getting the party started to having an “oeno-fail.”
A very special gift for a very dedicated wine collector, the Forge de Laguiole is hand made with real raw materials in the south of France. These particular models are often called “Sommeliers,” for their usefulness and for their dedicated wine expert following. Forge de Laguiole Bone, $235, Keife & Co.
It’s Got Legs
A “must-have for wine collectors with particularly old bottles of wine,” according to John Keife at Keife & Co., the Durand corkscrew “works splendidly in extracting old corks without putting a bunch of cork bits in your wine.” The unique design was created by an American inventor and was named after the celebrated sommelier Yves Durand. The Durand, $140, Keife & Co.
The Rabbit Electra allows users to open a bottle of wine at the push of a button. After just a single charge, the Electra is ready to open more than 30 bottles. Also a plus for those that struggle with traditional lever or pull corkscrews. Rabbit Electra, Corkscrew, $35.99, Martin’s Wine Cellar
Light Yet Flavorful
Sometimes easy is best. Restaurant workers and bartenders often prefer the simplicity of what has become known as the “waiter’s corkscrew.” The Curve is an elegant solution and a must for all kitchens and bars. (P.S., the price is right, so grab a few extra for hostess gifts throughout the year.) Curve Waiter’s Corkscrew, $4.99, Dorignac’s
Perfect pocket-sized popper for picnics, poolside entertaining or impromptu parties, this colorful travel corkscrew is a stocking stuffer that can be enjoyed and employed year-round. Oenophilia Pocket Travel Corkscrew, $1 each, Martin’s Wine Cellar