- 8 of the Best Wine Openers to Uncork Your Bottles
- Hicoup Wine Opener
- Wing Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener
- Le Creuset Original Table Model
- OXO Steel Vertical Lever Corkscrew
- Westmark Two-Prong Cork Puller
- Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener
- Coravin Timeless Model 3+ Wine Preservation System
- Franmara Champagne Opener
- Laguiole En Aubrac Champagne Saber
8 of the Best Wine Openers to Uncork Your Bottles
Just as there’s a style of wine for every oenophile (Oaky chardonnay! Bold cabernet sauvignon! Fruity pinot noir!), so too is there a type of wine opener (Winged! Electric! Screwpull!) And while ultimately the goal of them all is the same—get the wine out of that bottle and into your glass—how they go about it can make the difference between effortlessly opening a bottle on a whim and a frustrating struggle that will leave you seriously needing that glass of wine just to cope. Whether you’re a traditionalist, a space-saver, or a high-tech type, we’ve got the very best wine openers to add to your bar cart.
Hicoup Wine Opener
Also known as a wine key, the waiter’s corkscrew is a favorite of many wine pros for its do-it-all nature in a compact format. This fan-favorite version’s two-hinged lever makes it easy to pull even tough corks, while its built-in foil cutter makes for a tidy presentation, and its ability to fold up to the size of a pocket knife makes it perfect for small spaces.
Wing Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener
An adaptation on the old twist-and-pull style of corkscrew, a winged corkscrew uses a double lever action to take the muscle out of cork pulling. This model stands out on that front with rubber grips on the wings, so pressing them down is more comfortable on your hands, and its bargain price tag can’t be beaten.
Le Creuset Original Table Model
An alternate version of the winged corkscrew, a screwpull corkscrew (AKA corkpull) operates much the same as its winged sister, only rather than depressing two side wings, you merely keep turning the handle until the cork pops out. This version is popular with fans for being easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store, though if you’re accustomed to a winged pull, it can take a bit of getting used to.
OXO Steel Vertical Lever Corkscrew
Though bulkier than some of the more old school corkscrew styles, pull lever corkscrews are popular for their ease of use—simply push the handle down to pierce the cork, then pull back up again to seamlessly remove it. This one rates especially high with users for being easy to grip, and it even comes with a removable foil cutter, so you have everything you need for wine-opening, all in one.
Westmark Two-Prong Cork Puller
The corks on older bottles of wine can be prone to breaking and crumbling, which makes a cork puller an ideal solution for avoiding frustration (and floating bits of cork in your wine.) The two ultra-thin prongs shimmy into the neck of the bottle alongside the cork, gripping it down its full length as you pull to remove it, so you’ll never have to stress about a cork snapping in half on you.
Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener
If you want maximum wine opening power with minimal effort, this rechargeable opener is the answer. Place it on your bottle, press a button, and the opener does it all for you, making this sturdy-yet-slim option a great choice for those with grip strength issues or anyone who simply prefers to reserve their workouts for the gym.
Coravin Timeless Model 3+ Wine Preservation System
Want to enjoy a glass without the pressure of finishing the bottle? This system neatly punctures a cork with a needle, allowing as much wine as you want to be poured from the bottle, then fills that empty bottle space with argon gas to prevent oxidation and removes the needle, leaving the cork good as new.
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Franmara Champagne Opener
If you’re one of the many who are understandably uncomfortable popping a bottle of champagne, this simple pull will offer you a bit more control. Clamped onto the cork before the wire cage is untwisted, and ringed with rubber grips, it will ensure you’ve got a good hold on any champagne cork so you needn’t fear flying projectiles.
Laguiole En Aubrac Champagne Saber
Do you need a saber to open champagne? Absolutely not. Is it the splashiest, most show-stopping way to pop a bottle? Absolutely. And if you’re going to go all out on the pageantry, you should really do it with a truly luxurious blade, like this Zebu-horn handled version.
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