Holiday Gift Guide, Corkscrews

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Holiday Gift Guide, Corkscrews It's crunch time. Haven't found the gift for your wine geek friends yet? Well you better start searching locally since your shipping window is slamming shut.

You can still find some great items, such as these corkscrews, at many of your local retailers. And what wine geek doesn't need a corkscrew? These are some of my favorite models, for ease of use, reliability and of course price.

In addition to corkscrews, you might want to consider decanting funnels, aerating funnels and wine preservation systems, as all are good choices for wine lovers out there. If you really don't want to decide yet, there's always overnight air!

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  • Snooth User: MarcOps
    986364 9

    I knew about these but never understood how they worked. Thanks for the demo!

    Dec 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM

  • Snooth User: pdx
    90481 1

    I recently purchased an "always easy" style while out of town and found the metal of the screw too wide and it destroyed the cork. So the metal part must be slender enough to worm its way in without damaging the cork.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 2:48 PM

  • Snooth User: eaglenn
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    Dec 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM

  • Snooth User: EMark
    Hand of Snooth
    847804 8,237

    OK, I have to bring up old movie trivia. You mentioned the appearance of a gas-charged device in a Columbo episode. In the epilog scene in Diamonds are Forever the very evil Mr. Wint, disguised, along with his equally evil partner, Mr. Kidd, as a room service waiter, uses one of the gas-charged devices to open a bottle of Mouton Rothshild which he doesn't know is a claret. The gaffe, of course, exposes Mr. Wint and 007 immediately dispatches him and Mr. Kidd. 007 is then able to return his full attention to the Mouton and to Tiffany Case.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM

  • Snooth User: pdrinan
    285510 0

    First, second as well as third, fourth and fifth choice for me will always be the "Old Trusty" wine key. The Ah-So is also a little gem of low-tech genius. The Houdini, or "rabbit" is always impressive and if you're prepping a large quantity, your new best friend. Cheers.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

  • Snooth User: jcstates
    472055 31

    What happened to the parrot and the rabbit? the other day, these two were also on the demo.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 10:20 PM

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