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How to Shop for a Waiter’s Style Corkscrew

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 3:30:30 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Waiter’s Style corkscrews are sold in various styles and price ranges. Since all of them lead to the same result, you may be curious how to select the one that’s best for your needs – and your budget. Ranging in price from $7-$170, depending on their material, the difference is generally found in the craftsmanship of the product which affects its ease-of-use.


Chateau Laguiole Aubrac Waiter’s Corkscrew

Higher-end wine openers, (like Laguiole Corkscrews) are crafted of stainless steel with handles made in everything from stag horn to olive wood, and more. The basic functionality is the same but a Laguiole will be more durable and stylish. More affordable waiter’s corkscrews are typically made of an ionized plastic, and cost around $10.


Capitano Waiter’s Corkscrew

Both work, but when comparing the action of the two, you will find that a more high-end corkscrew will open the wine in a smoother fashion, and feel better in your hands. Assuming you treat your wines with care, you probably want to take care in how you open them, and invest in a nice corkscrew.

After you’ve made your decision to purchase a waiter’s style corkscrew, you‘ll now need insight into how to extract that pesky cork. Watch as a member of our team, Josh Farrell, shows you in this live video:

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5 Responses to “How to Shop for a Waiter’s Style Corkscrew”

  1. 1 Betty Schulle said:


  2. You article and video were very interesting. Personally I prefer a more high-end corkscrew because they are easier to work with. We had a LeCreuset corkscrew for years that I loved but can not find the same one again. It fit over the bottle then you screwed into the cork and the pressure popped the corn out. It worked better than any corkscrew we have ever owned. Does any one know where to buy that type of corkscrew? Thanks!!!

  3. I have a waiters style corkscrew and is nice to travel with, but for home use it is hard to beat the Rabbit for ease of use. It will place a cork back in a bottle with great ease as well.

  4. Hi Bettie– We offer some Le Cruset Screwpull models which can be found here

    But if you are talking about a pressurized model you might be looking for one of our pump style corkscrews

    Hope that helps! Thanks for commenting.

  5. Thank you! The Deluxe Die Cast Rabbit Corkscrew looks like something we would like.

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