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Topic: corkscrews [was:Re: +Coffee makers and corkscrews.] (21 lines)
1) From: Dan Bollinger
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I have a cellar and I don't go in for froo-froo wine gadgets anymore than I
do froo-froo drinks at espresso bars (there, I made this post on-topic!)
The open-center helix screws of small diameter wire mounted in a lever
handle are extremely effective once you get the hand of them. The
cross-section of an open-coil is much less than a solid screw, which means
less cork is disturbed or displaced.  Displacement means a weakened cork.
Also, the open-coil goes all the way through the cork and distributes the
pulling stress very evenly over a large area of the cork.  My favorite was a
give-away item, but the balance and leverage is just right. I can open a
bottle before most people can remember how to work their fancy corkscrews.
Just to show off I'll open a bottle of wine while talking with my guests,
never looking at the bottle of corkscrew and working the lever with one
hand.  I love the looks of their faces! I gave away my wing-type and never
purchased more than $10 for a corkscrew.  I save the twenties for the wine.
:)   Dan
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