Corkscrews to AVOID!
This! Omg…. throw it away now. It’s… like… it’s SO BAD.
They are terrible and lame and they don’t work.
I had to borrow one from my videographer in order to make this video because they are the worst and I don’t own one.
So get rid of it! You can do better than this.
I BELIVE IN YOU! <3
This is the kind of corkscrew I recommend. You probably see them in restaurants, hence their name “waiter’s friend.” They are great for so many reasons, mostly because they are pocket-sized, they are better at fulfilling their main purpose (of opening wine!), and also because you can put them in carry-on luggage (Disclaimer: DON’T TAKE THEM ON A PLANE).
How do you you it?
It’s definitely easiest if you watch the video, but I will try and describe it as best I can here:
- Open up the corkscrew device.
- Using the knife, cut around the lip of the covering on the top of the bottle. (You should then be able to pull this off easily)
- Stick in the screw at a slight angle to make sure it will bury into the wine cork.
- Now point the screw straight down and begin to twist the screw into the cork.
- Stop twisting when you can see only two spirals left at the top.
- At the opposite end from the knife, notice a metal piece with two notches.
- Place the first notch onto the side of the wine bottle opening and pull upward. (The cork should come out half-way)
- Now, place the second notch onto the side of the bottle and pull upward again. (This should pop out the cork)
And voila! You have opened your wine bottle!