For those who have been drinking wine for many years, it’s sort of amazing how many new variations of wine bottle openers have been invented over the last couple of decades. From the old reliable Waiter Style Corkscrew to the darling of the nineties, the Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew, we can now add the newest wine geek toy to the “must have” list – Electric Wine Openers.
I have to admit, Jay and I have all three of these types of wine bottle openers, plus the broken remains of an old chrome swing-away and one of those little plastic tubes that has contains a corkscrew. You know, the ones that they give away at various functions with imprinted advertising on them. I keep that one to use when I go through airport security (Hide it in your wife’s jewelry. I guess they think it’s an earring when it goes through the x-ray machine.)
By far, the favorite wine bottle opener in this house is the electric wine opener. We received the Oster Electric Wine-Bottle Opener as a gift about a year ago, and think it’s terrific. It’s cordless and gets enough power from one charge to open about 30 bottles (now that’s a GOOD party). Even clumsy me can open the bottle without breaking the cork. Jay, formerly firmly in the traditionalist camp insisting on using his waiter style corkscrew, now realizes that this electric thing doesn’t require any work. Laziness can have a positive effect – the electric wine bottle openers are easier on his mildly arthritic hands.
At less than $20, everybody that opens a bottle of wine more than once or twice a week should have one. In addition to the standard silver and black color, Oster now offers merlot and champagne colors. Perfect for your home, perfect as a gift. Order One Today!