ONE OF LIFE’S BASIC PLEASURES IS ENJOYING A GLASS OF FINE WINE.BUT YOU CAN’T DRINK A GLASS UNTIL YOU OPEN THE BOTTLE, RIGHT?
And to do that, you’ll need a corkscrew. It’s a must-have for any person who loves wine.
There are several kinds of corkscrew you can find in the market:
1). Waiter’s corkscrew– folds like a pocket knife, it is lightweight and quick to use
2). Winged corkscrews– an old kind which is made up of two levers; this is the most commonly found type in many homes.
3). Lever corkscrews– the best for beginners because of simplicity and ease of operations
4). Electric wine opener– battery powered and the best kind for people with limited physical strength
But not everyone is skilled or experienced enough to use a corkscrew. That said, I’m listing down some of the best corkscrews for beginners below:
HICOUP PROFESSIONAL WINE OPENER
It’s small, easy to use, and durable. Made of stainless steel, it can grip the cork well and reduce drag, preventing the cork from crumbling. It is also compact enough to slide inside your pocket. And did I mention that it is cheap?
TRUETAP METALLIC DOUBLE HINGED CORKSCREW
The numerous colors that it is available in is just one thing to get excited about this corkscrew. It is also easy to operate. The serrated foil cutter is there for removing foil wrapping. When not in use, it will stuck safely inside the corkscrew’s body. It is double hinged for superior leverage, so you can pull the cork regardless of the length.
BARVIVO PROFESSIONAL WAITER’S CORKSCREW
Although not the cheapest in this list, this professional waiter’s corkscrew from Barvivo is still a good buy. The handle is well designed and feels solid in hand. The double hinged fulcrum prevents crumbling of corks. It is made of stainless steel and can pull out natural or synthetic corks.
PULLTAP DOUBLE HINGED WAITER’S CORKSCREW
Here’s another highly-recommended corkscrew for novice users. The screw is coated with Teflon while its arms are made of stainless steel. It feels very sturdy, The serrated knife is sharp and also works as the foil cutter. The handle is made of metal as well.
FOHO BEST WING CORKSCREW
The wing design of this corkscrew makes it such a top rated item on Amazon. It allows easy gripping and drilling. Plus, the corkscrew can effectively pull the cork without any problem. It’s a bit bulky although that also means it would be harder to lose it than say, a compact corkscrew.