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- robr - 12-28-2005 03:00 PM

Can anyone recommend a really easy to use high-end corkscrew? Please describe it and give an idea of the cost of such a device.


- dananne - 12-28-2005 04:39 PM

For Christmas last year, my wife got me a Château Laguiole Grand Cru waiter's corkscrew -- olivewood handle and stainless steel. I love it. Runs about $150, though. You can find them at the Wine Enthusiast website or at

They also make a line that runs around $50 or so. Look for them at

- robr - 12-28-2005 05:04 PM

I just looked at it -- that's a very nice one, but I was thinking of a lever-style corkscrew, as I have heard that they are easy to use. Also, I can't afford quite that much!

- dananne - 12-28-2005 05:21 PM

My advice on lever corkscrews would be to look for stainless steel ones. I've heard lots of stories about the less-well constructed ones breaking, especially with the synthetic corks that are becoming more and more common.

- TheEngineer - 12-28-2005 06:01 PM

Even my stainless steel one fell apart one night with one of those tougher synthetics....then again, bent a CH Laguiole opening up a Moscato D'asti too....

- winoweenie - 12-28-2005 06:17 PM

I've had a lever screwpull since they were offered, probably 3-4 years. I've had to replace the worm twice but it's perfect with older wines. I use an AhSo on synthetic corks whenever I run into them.WW

- Drew - 12-29-2005 10:00 AM

Costco or Price Club, as it's called in the Baltimore area, carries an excellent lever style corkscrew that's all metal construction for $12.99 and it's wonderful. I looked on and found the below which looks identical only an upscale box, which probably explains the $29 price tag.