What corkscrew to use to enjoy your Saint-Emilion wine?

What corkscrew to use to enjoy your Saint-Emilion wine?

You are waiting for friends, you open a bottle of Saint-Emilion to aerate

You are waiting for friends, you open a bottle of Saint-Emilion to aerate when suddenly: a) the cork cracks, b) you can not get the cork out, c) you break your last corkscrew. If you know these situations, here's our guide to using the right cookware in all situations!

  • The 'worm' corkscrew

Very easy to use, the 'worm' corkscrew guarantees simple and clear bottle opening. This model also reduces the risk of fragmentation of the cork and unwelcome shocks. A good tool for delicate wines!

  • The bimetallic corkscrew

Equipped with two blades, with this corkscrew you can open bottles that are a little hard open. How? By sliding along the wall of the neck, this corkscrew detaches the cork off but does not pierce it. The bimetallic corkscrew is particularly recommended for old wines with an old cork.

  • The pump corkscrew

With the automatic pump corkscrew, you inject gas in a syringe that's pushed into the cork. The gas pressure immediately backs-up. Efficient and accurate but a little expensive, this corkscrew requires some force to push the needle.

  • Our favorite: the sommelier's knife!

You hear the little "pop" that cork makes when removed from the neck of the bottle? The sommelier's knife (or a lemonadier) is the only one that guarantees a convivial opening of the bottle. Featuring support notches and a spiral drill, it requires some dexterity. But once mastered, this corkscrew will follow you everywhere!

And you, what is your favorite corkscrew to open a bottle of Saint-Emilion wine?

Dernière mise à jour le : 28/09/2015