Breaking a cork into your wine is a relatively familiar problem. Like all beverage professionals and functioning alcoholics, we’ve explored its causes and sought best-practice solutions. But! What if you pull off the cap of a beloved whisk(e)y only to find yourself with a handful of wood or plastic topper, while the cork remains firmly […]
Nothing can undo the terrible fate of getting cork, foil, or any other form of bottle paraphernalia into that second bottle upon opening. Perhaps the only thing worse than having foil in your wine is being entrusted with opening a bottle of wine for a group of people, and getting foil into all of their wine […]
Uncorking a bottle of wine. In theory, it should be a simple task, but in reality it can be one of a wine lover’s biggest headaches. If you consider yourself a world-class cork breaker, help is within reach. With a few simple tools and tricks, broken corks will soon be a thing of the past. […]
The first recorded patent for a corkscrew was filed by Samuel Henshall, in England, in 1795. Henshall’s design was of the simple ”twist and pull” variety. Since then wine drinkers have seen countless innovations, from prongs and hinges to medical-grade needles. Our infographic breaks down what you need to know about popular wine bottle openers.
The corkscrew, like so many other inventions, was borne out of necessity. For as long as we have sold wine in glass bottles sealed with cork stoppers, consumers have struggled to easily remove those corks. As soon as the earliest glass bottles arrived in late seventeenth-century England, inventors began dreaming up instruments to ease the […]
Now that we’ve rounded the Memorial Day bend, our moods are brighter and our wine glasses are, well, pinker. Last week we introduced you to four awesome rosés from four different countries, which sparked the inspiration for today’s post featuring pink-themed wine paraphernalia. So, in the spirit of all things pink and summery, here’s a […]
Ok, please tell me how you could resist passing a little piggy wine corkscrew and not buy it immediately? Our wine pig – the inspiration for this post – got us searching for other great wine corkscrews to jazz up our next gathering. What we learned: there are about a gazillion (yes, gazillion) different types […]