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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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